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Shipham Church of England First School

Physical Education (PE)

The National Curriculum states that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


Our PE curriculum is based on the following principles:

  • Providing children with the lifelong love of sports and exercise in order to instil a commitment to participation throughout their lives.
  • To improve health and wellbeing by making sport and exercise fun and engaging.
  • Through inspiring children through learning about role models in the sporting community.
  • To raise aspirations through developing experiences which the children may otherwise not get.
  • To develop competitiveness and desire to achieve their best – understanding the importance of accepting defeat and being gracious in victory.
  • To enhance and develop teamwork as a way to improve and succeed – which can be applied across all aspects of their lives.
  • To understand that sport can bring people and communities together and is a strong tool for community improvement.


We follow Get Set 4 PE for our scheme of learning for all classes. In EYFS and KS1 these units focus on fundamental movement skills and motor skills. As a child moves into KS2 units become more games-based and varied. Some class activities include gymnastics, team building games, tag rugby, dance, cricket, yoga and ball skills. We employ a professional sports coach on Tuesdays and all children work with him to develop fitness and sports skills. We also have close links with Cheddar tennis club and coaching in tennis is added to the curriculum in the summer.


Skipping 4 Life Workshop

Sports Leaders

Sports Festivals at Fairlands