Towcester Church of England Primary School

We will send the children out, as Noah did the dove (Genesis 8:8-12), having nurtured and prepared them for life. Knowing that they are valued and can fly and can take the values of the school out into the world.

Islington Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6AU

01327 350332


Physical Education at Towcester CE Primary School


Physical Education Curriculum.


The National Curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of activities.
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities.
  • Lead healthy, active lives.

In the new curriculum, there is less of an emphasis on specific sports and more focus on the skills that children will be taught (agility, balance and coordination), which they can then transfer between various sports.

The objectives for Key Stage One and Key Stage 2 have been summarised by the Association for Physical Education (afPE) as follows:


Key Stage One

  • Pupils should develop core movement, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and co-ordination, individually and with others.
  • They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Key Stage Two

  • Pupils should continue to implement and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.
  • They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.
  • They should develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

In Foundation Stage and years 1, 2, 3 and 4, one PE lesson per week is taught from the REAL PE scheme of work; the other lesson is games/dance/gymnastics speficic. This approach ensures we continue to provide a progressive, engaging and high quality PE curriculum for all children.


"Evidence shows that education and health are closely linked. So promoting the health and wellbeing of pupils and students within schools and colleges has the potential to improve their educational outcomes and their health and wellbeing outcomes."

— The link between pupil health and wellbeing and attainment A briefing for head teachers, governors and staff in education settings Public Health England, 2014