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What does Physical Education look like at Highweek?

Intent, implementation and Impact of PE


At Highweek Primary School we believe that Physical Education is invaluable.  Our commitment to this subject is in the forefront of daily teaching by recognising that it is an integral part of the Curriculum. We strive to create a culture that inspires and motivate our pupils to enjoy a varied and dynamic range of PE, to collaborate, problem solve and embed positive healthy life styles for the future. Our values of Growth Mindset and the 5cs (courage, curiosity, collaboration, challenge and connection making)  underpin our delivery of this subject and encourages children to believe that anything can be achieved through determination, resilience and grit. We provide a range of exciting PE opportunities which is paramount in supporting a child’s physical, emotional, social, spiritual and moral development. At Highweek we recognise the importance of embedding life-long values and skills.



At Highweek we provide:

  • Close links to South Dartmoor Sports Partnership which offers competitive and non-competitive range of PE events for all year groups.

  • Regular impact days are held to promote and address training needs for both children and staff. These days provide an extra opportunity for intra competitions to be held.

  • 2 hours of weekly PE sporting activities such as invasion, net and wall, striking and fielding, dance, gymnastics, swimming, outdoor and adventure and health and fitness.

  • We have recently implanted the Get Set 4 PE as a scheme to teach PE across the school. This scheme ensures that children are given a wealth of opportunities to develop to develop their movement skills as well as achieving whole school objectives. These long term plans are adapted to meet the needs of the class.

  • T12 week sessions are provided for all year groups in KS2. Top up lessons are also offered for those in Y6 in the summer term.

  • DPA for 10 minutes each day which incorporates the Golden Mile, team games, skipping, circuit activities and dance.

  • Every child is encouraged to participate in a varied provision of extra-curricular activities. Premier sport and Total 14 run inclusive and enjoyable clubs which are offered to both KS1 and KS2 children.

  • Intervention clubs are run at lunchtime for targeted children which focus on Gifted and Talented, All Girls Group, Change 4 Life and SEND Groups.

  • At playtimes children are encouraged to be active through the provision of a range of equipment.

  • Y5/6 Leaders deliver fun and engaging play/lunchtimes for both KS1 and KS2. Regular training and meetings are held to support those delivering along with MTAs.

  • CPD opportunities are offered throughout the year.



At Highweek Primary School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and encourages the development of fundamental skills and apply them to a range of sports and activities. All children are provided with the necessary skills, opportunities and feedback to achieve their personal best. Highweek pupils are active and this has a positive impact on their learning in the classroom as well as understanding the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and the necessity to engage in regular physical activities. Children attend local events at both local and county level. This is celebrated in achievement assemblies and beyond. We aim for Y6 pupils to leave primary school with the skills to be able to swim at least 25m and have the skills to self-rescue which is a recognised life skill.

Key Stage 1 festival.

Year 3 & 4 NALC competition.

Year 5 & 6 personal challenge.

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