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Huttoft Primary School

Physical Education


Legal Framework

The National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Physical Education (2014) form the roots of Huttoft Primary and Nursery School’s PE curriculum. From this national documentation, Huttoft’s PE curriculum has been devised, developed and personalised to our school community.

Our PE curriculum is underpinned by the national curriculum’s aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence 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.


Physical Education arms our children with vital tools that enable them to become well-rounded, successful and healthy individuals. Physical Education explicitly teaches the necessary knowledge and skills for working with and relating to others and provides the learning opportunities to develop these skills. It enables the development of leadership and teamwork and encourages students to transfer knowledge to other learning areas.


Our high-quality PE curriculum which is based on the Get Set for PE Framework, enables all students to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of physical activity. As a result, the children will develop a wide range of skills and the ability to use tactics, strategies and compositional ideas to perform successfully. During activities, they think about what they are doing, they analyse the situation and make decisions. They also reflect on their own and others’ performances and find ways to improve upon them. As a result, they develop the confidence to take part in different physical activities and learn about the value of healthy and active lifestyles, making informed choices about lifelong physical activity.

PE helps children develop physically and socially. They overcome challenges, they demonstrate our values of respect, individuality, ambition, friendship and resilience. They develop concepts of fairness and social responsibility. Through the range of experiences that PE offers, they learn how to be effective in competitive, creative and challenging situations. The thread, ‘Healthy Lifestyles’ is an important part of our curriculum.

We aim for all Huttoft athletes to:

  • have positive attitudes towards, and foster an enjoyment of, being physically active;
  • make informed choices about the role that physical activity and exercise has in maintaining physical and mental well-being;
  • be resilient, ambitious and have courage to engage in competitive sports;
  • be able to talk about, reflect and adapt tactics, compositions and performances;
  • develop teamwork and social skills; developing leadership, communication and problem solving skills;
  • develop sportsmanship: developing the concept of respect, fairness and social responsibility.



We recognise swimming as a life skill and see it necessary that children learn to swim. We provide a half term of swimming from Year 2 to Year 6, to start to build their confidence in the water. Despite our school location being some distance from a swimming pool we feel is essential for or pupils to learn this life skill, especially living on the coast.



We are proud to have attained Silver in the School Games Mark in 2023. We were assessed in the sporting areas of: participation (number of pupils engaging in sports), competition (the number of different sports being played, and competitions entered), workforce (number of pupils involved in sports leadership) and clubs (number of clubs held and local links to clubs).

You can view the curriculum maps for each element below:

PE - Curriculum Map: Dance

PE - Curriculum Map: Fundamentals, Fitness and Athletics

PE - Curriculum Map: Games

PE - Curriculum Map: Gymnastics and Yoga

PE - Curriculum Map: OAA and Team Building

PE - Curriculum Map: Swimming 

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