Physical Education

Physical Education (PE) will develop child’s knowledge, skill and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. A varied curriculum is in place to support this, with activities including: dance, athletics, gymnastics, games, swimming and water safety and outdoor adventurous activities.

PE promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus we enable children to make informed choices about physical activities throughout their lives.

Through the teaching of PE in the Village Schools Partnership we intend to:

  • Enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination.
  • Encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations.
  • Develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities.
  • Show children how to improve the quality and control of their performance.
  • Teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise.
  • Develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination.
  • Develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.
  • Assess pupils learning, analyse and interpret the results to inform future planning and lessons.


Our main delivery vehicle for PE is the Jasmine suite of approaches. This includes:

  • REAL Dance
  • REAL Gym

Children receive a minimum of 2 hours of PE each week, making use of on-site facilities in our schools and also local village halls where indoor space is insufficient in our smaller buildings.

All children follow the Jasmine model, allowing them to develop key skills and knowledge and challenge themselves as athletes, dancers, gymnasts and so on.

Each school participates in a swimming programme at our local swimming pool. This is usually a ten or twelve week course for lower KS2 children, depending on the size of the cohort and pool availability.

In addition to the weekly PE lessons, our children's Sports experience is supplemented by a programme of inter and intra school competitions, festivals and events throughout the year. This has led to our schools being awarded the Gold School Games Award once again in 2022.


The Jasmine approach to PE encourages self evaluation of performance and consequently, assessment is ongoing by obth the teacher and the child within their lessons.