At Perranporth school our aim for Physical Education is that all children have a healthy body and a healthy mind. We believe 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 mental and physical health and fitness.

  • all our pupils have a secure knowledge and good understanding of healthy body, healthy mind in themselves and other athletes.
  • they have a deep understanding of 6 sports and learnt variety of skills that has improved their agility, balance and coordination.
  • in sport, the children study 6 athletes in detail in the hope they would follow one of these sports into secondary school and further.
  • children recognise our school values
  • recognise the sense of healthy competition so opportunities are provided for children to compete in different sports which builds character and helps to embed values such as fairness respect and sportsmanship as an induvial and team whilst working on their communication and teamwork skills. 
  • we encourage our children to make healthy food choices, to see exercise as fun and to feel good rather than a chore and use the key skills and vocabulary they learn in PE lessons to their everyday life.


The teaching materials teachers select reflect the school’s ambitious intentions for the course of study and clearly support the intent of a coherently planned curriculum, sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment.

Children in KS1 and KS2 receive 1 hour of physical education and 1 hour of sports each week. The EYFS children receive 30 minutes a day.

School uses Real PE resources to structure learning in six areas which directly links to our school ethos of healthy mind and body;

  • Social
  • Personal
  • Applying physical
  • Health and fitness
  • Cognitive
  • Creative

Each year group’s PE curriculum is structured with 6 units covering these 6 areas.

Each unit is structured with;

  • learning points
  • questions
  • challenges
  • success criteria

All teachers have received extensive training in delivering the curriculum

Real PE is delivered for an hour and our sport sessions are linked to traditional games that directly link into competitions within our Sports Partnership and our local sporting clubs. This gives an opportunity to apply learnt PE skills within a real games contexts such as netball, hockey, dance, gymnastics, tennis and striking and fielding. Progress in PE is assessed using the PE wheel which is an assessment resource covering all six areas of the curriculum.

Traditional games are delivered using our progression documents to ensure structure, sequence and progression. With our sports sessions children learn about 6 athletes (see inspiring athletes document) to inspire them to take the sport further and learn about them as a person, training , achievements , professional history and direct links to healthy mind and body.

Every lunch time, there is an opportunity to make links between fitness and wellbeing incorporating skills learnt throughout the week (agility, balance and coordination) as well as cardiovascular activity. There are 5 areas : jenga, bat and ball, skipping, dance and balls and frisbee with additional balance beams and space hoppers.

Throughout the year of 2022/2023 our sports leaders will run this lunch time sessions with TA guidance. In the afternoons throughout the week, children receive an activity break that is focus on the Funs skill learnt previously.

Specific PE vocabulary is used as part of demonstrations and discussions to support the teaching of the subject content, e.g. rotation, co-ordination, balance, agility, fairness and respect.

All the staff at Perranporth promote the importance for Physical Literacy and where they can, they included active lessons outside PE and sport.

Perranporth Primary School loves to celebrate children’s interests and achievements outside of school, by giving them the opportunity to showcase their achievements and our school council use their voice to celebrate success and improve physical activity at Perranporth.


Pupils develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result, achieve the required standard. Physical Education is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where the children have access to a wide range of activities in the belief that if it is taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to have a physically active life through secondary school, into their adult life. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. At Perranporth, we provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to complete in sport build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

To assess impact on a termly basis, a selection of children are selected for pupil conferencing where our ethos and learning of new skills is discussed. All this tracking is presented in ‘Perranporth School PE digital Floor Book’. Along with our pupils, Teachers and PE lead discuss the progressions of skills in that sport or Real PE topic which is then fed back to governors and SLT. Perranporth school also uses the monitoring and evaluation tool to measure impact which then in brought into our lesson plans. This is completed 3 times a year.


We assess our pupils using the TPAT PE Wheel. There are nine areas of assessment: applying physical skills, agility, balance, co-ordination, swimming, health and fitness, creative, social and personal. This assessment links closely to areas taught in PSHE providing a cross-curricular scope of study that is progressive, engaging and ambitious for all pupils.

In a PE lessons, teachers produce a digital floor book that provides opportunity of formative assessment, children’s engagement and makes sure the learning points and skills can be transferred on to the next year group. Transferable skills can also been seen in our learning journals that focuses on review questions and our athlete floor books. All these elements enable continuity and progression in physical education and sport.

Inspiring Athletes

For more information about PE click here or email Mr Barnes