Physical Education

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 and mental wellbeing. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


At Newchurch, our aim is to ensure all children enjoy, and are  engaged in Physical Education and Sport. Through Physical Education we aim to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing confidence and competence in  a range of physical activities, all underpinned by the three key fundamentals of agility, balance and coordination These include:


  •          invasion games
  •          dance
  •          gymnastics
  •          racket sports
  •          athletics
  •          striking and fielding sports. 
  •          Swimming is also taught offsite through our partners at Livewire where children will become proficient swimmers and have a clear understanding of water safety.


Skills are built on as the children progress through school and can be seen on the ‘PE Progression’ document which details how they can embed prior learning and master their next steps. We aim to improve health and well-being, promote active participation and lifelong learning, and for each child to fulfil their potential. The PE curriculum is enriched with a wealth of both inter and intra-school competitions


We strive to ensure that the children’s experience of Physical Education is positive and motivating and that children’s attitudes to a healthy lifestyle are firmly embedded in our curriculum to encourage lifelong habits of a healthy body and a healthy mind.