Physical Education at Friezland Primary School

‘A Family Committed to Making a Difference’


At Friezland Primary School we aim to develop well-rounded, resilient individuals who demonstrate mutual respect and tolerance and who have a positive impact on their community and the wider world. Our Curriculum is designed with this in mind. We aim to encourage a lifelong love of learning and develop skills for life through the delivery of exciting, challenging and stimulating experiences within and beyond the classroom.

The Physical Education curriculum is carefully sequenced from Yr R- Y6 on a 2-year cycle to ensure that knowledge and skills build upon what has been taught previously. Teaching is characterised by high expectations, strong subject knowledge and appropriate challenge in lessons based on an in-depth understanding of our children through ongoing assessment. Feedback is effective and focuses on children improving previous efforts. Children respond positively, are motivated to succeed, sustain their attention for extended periods in lessons and engage purposefully.


Friezland Primary School believes that P.E is essential to the development of the whole child academically, socially, emotionally, spiritually and physically. 

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.
(Physical Education Programmes of Study, National Curriculum in England, 2014)

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence of skills to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.