PE at Pucklechurch

Curriculum Intent

Our vision is for all children at Pucklechurch Primary to be given an equal opportunity to develop their physical literacy in an inclusive environment that supports and promotes their physical, social and mental well-being.

We want our children to:

  • aspire to live active lives 
  • believe in themselves and exhibit a growth mindset towards physical literacy;
  • achieve the skills and confidence in a team and individual sporting environment

We strive for every child to be:

    • Competent and confident in their physical ability;
    • Competitive, yet gracious, at their own level;
    • Passionate about sport and being active and develop a positive attitude to maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.

At Pucklechurch Primary School, Physical Education (PE) and Sport play an integral role in making our vision statement a reality for pupils, of all abilities. We want them to push themselves, to have a fearless approach in all aspects of their learning; setting their own goals and evaluating their own progress. Consequently this encourages them to try new sports, strategies, techniques and methods allowing them to experiment and set their own challenges.

​Curriculum Implementation

At Pucklechurch Primary School we use a range of facilities such as the school field, playground, netball courts and sports hall to deliver our lessons. Children experience a wide range activities throughout the year, ranging from gym and dance to athletics and outdoor and adventurous activities (OAA).

In KS1, children are taught to:

    • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility, co-ordination, and to begin to apply these in a range of activities;
    • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending;
    • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

In KS2, children are taught to:

    • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and combination;
    • play competitive games (e.g. badminton, basketball, cricket, hockey, football, tennis, rounders and netball), and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending;
    • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance;
    • perform dances using a range of movement patterns;
    • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team;
    • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
Children are exposed to one lesson a week from the Real PE scheme, which develops children’s fundamental skills such as agility, balance and co-ordination. They will also experience a more traditional-style lesson, where they will be able to put their fundamental skills into practise and showcase their talent and ability in a more competitive approach.

On top of this, we take part in the Daily Mile every day - please see our separate page for more details!

We have welcomed the Government’s announcement to provide additional funding until 2020 to improve provision of PE and Sport in primary schools. This funding enables us to develop the provision of PE in primary schools and is used to improve the sporting opportunities that are given to children.

real PE

Real PE is a unique, child-centred approach, which recognises the key abilities children need to be successful within PE and Sport across the curriculum. It aims to teach children a range of skills (shown on the cogs below) that can be used in all areas of their learning and within the traditional sports they play. real PE lessons are delivered once a week and offer children a range of engaging experiences - such as seated volleyball and themed games - that can help children to develop the fundamental skills they need to be successful in sport!

What PE looks like at our school
Year 6 badminton lessons
Year 1 & 2 Rugby sessions
Whole school athlete visit from Jack Rutter (Paralympic footballer)


Children in all year groups get an opportunity to represent the school in competition. Through out partnetship with CSET, we are able to access a range of different sporting activities throughout the year. Key Stage 1 get whole class opportunities to take part in the MaD Olympiad event, the headline event for schools in the partnership. They will have additional coaching opportunities from CSET coaching to upskill them for this event. 

 Children from Key Stage 2 will also take part in the MaD Olympiad in individual sports, including running, throwing, jumping and team relays. Year 3 and 4 have also taken part in a 'Come and Try' football activity at the local secondary school. Some year 5 and 6 pupils have taken part in a tag rugby and table tennis competition as well. Our links through our Club provision has also seen the football club host a fixture against another local primary school. 

Inter-House Competition

In term 4, children will be taking part in a inter-house cricket competition. This is supported by Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation who have delivered weely coaching sessions for years 1-6. Sports Crew will help to facilitate this competition.



Sports Day

Our annual celebration of sport took place on the 22nd of June. Children from Key Stage 1 and 2 competed against one another in their houses, as well as sharing the experience with their parents (who were invited to watch for the first time in 3 years). The children competed in traditional running races, such as a 60m sprint, a relay, egg and spoon and hurdles. Away from the track, they tested their agility and hand-eye coordination in a carousel of activities. 

 The children did extremely well on a hot and busy day and in the end it was Brazil who came out as winners with lots of strong individual and team performances throughout the day. Well done Brazil!

 MaD Olympiad 2022

 On the 23rd of June, children from Year 2 went to Pomphrey Hill to compete against other schools from the Mangotsfield and Downend area. They competed across 5 multi-skill zones before turning their attention to a team relay, 60m sprint and egg and spoon. We had some winning performances in the egg and spoon and the 60m sprint and both classes made it to the relay final. 

 In the afternoon it was the turn of key stage 2. Children from years 3,4,5 and 6 competed in track and field activities. Year 4 put on a terrific display with winning individual performances in the javelin, 150m and shot put and were well supported by strong finishes in the other events meaning they finished 3rd overall in the year 4 category. There was also individual success in year 5. The children acquitted themselves wonderfully throughout the long day. 


Our school staff can't wait to be able to run after school and lunchtime clubs again but we are lucky enough to have Priority Sports, an external coaching company, that run after school football and multi-skills clubs.