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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

PE Intent, Implementation and Impact

P.E. – Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement


WDPS Vision Statement


At WDPS, we believe that when children are given the opportunity to foster a love of challenge, adventure and creativity in and beyond the classroom - developing skills that will equip them for all walks of life - they will become life-long learners with resilience, passion and a thirst for knowledge.



At West Denton Primary School (WDPS) we believe our children are entitled to develop their skills, techniques, fitness resilience and love of physical education. Our PE curriculum engages pupils in a rich variety of opportunities including, dance, games, gymnastics, athletics and cycling. Through their involvement of these activities, our children will become resilient, confident, enthusiastic, adaptable, respectful, committed and demonstrate cooperation with others. This will ensure they adapt and thrive as they grow. They will be better prepared to deal with the pressures of the ever-changing world around them.


Life Skills and Resilience  

Lifelong learners

At WDPS we have created an exciting PE curriculum that will develop a thirst for developing skills and knowledge and help our children become stronger and more resilient. The curriculum is enhanced with outside expert visitors from a range of sporting backgrounds, cycle rides and cycling residential opportunities.


WDPS Core Values- Positive Contributors and Citizens

Through our PE curriculum children will come to understand the importance of being physically fit and the benefits that can have on the body and mind. How fostering a love of PE can have positive lifelong impacts on the quality our health and how much our lifestyles can be enriched.

When studying different aspects of PE, both as part of a team or as individuals they will demonstrate their cooperation and resilience. They will grow in confidence as they gain new skills and develop existing skills. They will develop adaptability through taking part in an exciting range of activities and develop respect for their own achievements and the achievements of others.


Academic Commitment

Our high quality PE education supports our pupils in gaining a skills and knowledge in a wide variety of sports. We want our pupils to not only gain a deeper knowledge of each sport, but also to develop their physical and tactical skills and be able to justify their decisions and make reasoned judgments about living a healthy lifestyle.

The PE curriculum is planned to ensure full coverage of the National Curriculum, making maximum use of the excellent cycling facilities and equipment in school. The curriculum is planned on a two year rolling program to accommodate our mixed age classes. Progression is seen through the children’s skills development in a wide variety of sports. Through the organisation of the units, there is also cohesion between Phases, allowing the children to develop and build on their previous skills progression and knowledge and apply it further; or to make comparisons between a healthy lifestyle and an unhealthy lifestyle


Skills progression and development-based Learning Curriculum

At WDPS each PE unit is about skills development and skills progression. This skills based approach gives our children ownership of their learning and encourages them to develop new skills and improve existing skills throughout each phase in school.



We adopt a skills development and skills progression based approach to learning and teaching in PE which develops our pupils as confident practitioners in a range of sports. Through skills progression, our pupils not only build subject knowledge and understanding, but they become increasingly adept at movement, tactical thinking, using specialised vocabulary and grasping different sporting concepts. We structure learning in PE through skills progression, this enables the children to develop new skills and build upon them by following the structured skills specific units throughout each phase. Our curriculum is therefore ‘skills rich’ with a clear pathway to develop each individual to their maximum potential as we recognise that all children can achieve in sport. This process allows natural talent to thrive and encourages those more reluctant physical learners to succeed in their own skills progression. Our learning and teaching in PE is interactive and practical allowing opportunities for pupils to work independently, in pairs and also in groups of various sizes both inside and outside of the school hall.  Wherever possible, we provide our pupils with the most appropriate facilities and equipment for each PE unit. Similarly we provide varied and differentiated ways for pupils to record the outcomes of their work including the use of book creator, individual reflection, peer feedback, teacher feedback and the opportunity to demonstrate newly developed and improved skills.  Only in this way will knowledge become embedded and confidence grown to ensure that our pupils can build on what they know and understand from one unit of work to the next. Our learning and teaching in PE also recognises the importance of healthy living and healthy lifestyles. Through our PE curriculum we aim to foster a lifelong love of sport, physical activity and healthy eating. This can enable our children to make healthy lifestyle choices right through adult life. The benefits of this can have many positive impacts on the physical and mental health of our children.



At the end of each unit of work, we make a summative judgement about the achievement of each pupil and input these into the WDPS Foundation Subjects Tracker.  At this point teachers decide upon a ‘best fit’ judgement as to whether the pupil has achieved and embedded the expected learning goals, exceeded expectations or is still working towards the goals.  These decisions are based on the professional knowledge and judgement that teachers possess about the progress of each pupil, developed over the previous three terms, which allows an informed and holistic judgement of attainment to be made.   Achievement against the learning goals for PE at the end of the year is used as the basis of reporting progress to parents and carers.