Physical Education

Inspiring our pupils to excel and succeed in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities; unlocking potential.


At Farndon Primary School, we have the vision that children will enjoy and understand the importance of Physical Education. We hope to give children the knowledge of skills and games that they can take forward into their later life. We aim to do this through quality first teaching and the opportunity to challenge themselves in order to unlock their potential and to be the best that they can be.


 At Farndon Primary School, PE is taught by all staff, all of whom have a great enthusiasm for teaching the subject. It is also taught by Premier Sports coaches who work with classes across the school. Within school, subject knowledge of staff is supported by external sports coach. 

Promoting a healthy and active lifestyle is a priority at Farndon Primary School. As a school, we aim to foster a love of physical activity and its importance in living a healthy active lifestyle. We want to give our pupils the opportunity to enjoy physical activity and give them the chance to be competitive both with themselves and their classmates. We aim for as many children as a possible to be able to represent the school in Intra House competitions with other schools within the authority. To increase participation, we also organise half termly Inter House sport competitions that leads to a final sports trophy.


At Farndon we are ever evolving in our efforts to meet the needs of our children. In our long term planning, we have identified areas that we need to aim to develop. We currently utilise iPep for our PE planning,supported by ideas taken from the Val Sabin schemes of work. Through using iPep we can guarantee the link and progression of skills from Rec to Year six. Within our carefully planned curriculum, skill based lessons are delivered covering five different areas of sport: athletics, gymnastics, dance, games and outdoor and adventure activities. 

 In line with the Association for Physical Education's outcomes for high quality PE, our curriculum embeds the qualities such as; fair play; communication and team work. These are skills that our children are able to transfer throughout the curriculum. PE lessons we deliver provide our children with a confident understanding of basic skills in year three developing to a competent understanding of tactical awareness in year six. During our PE lessons (gymnastics and dance), we make links to wider curriculum topics such as the Stone Age, Greeks, Space and Romans.

 To aid teacher assessment, children record themselves and their classmates completing the skills that they have learnt within their topic and provide a commentary using learnt vocabulary.


 Children at Farndon Primary School enjoy PE. They thoroughly enjoy learning about different sports and different skills. They have a good knowledge of the skills and can articulate their understanding of what they are doing and learning.

Through our curriculum and use of iPep, we can see a clear development of skills within our children. The skills that we cover through our lessons are being seen across other areas of the school. Links made in lessons that link to wider curriculum subjects are helping to secure understanding of learning in both PE and other subjects.

 The impact of our CPD is that staff are more confident in their subject knowledge and in the delivery of PE lessons. The school aims to apply for the Silver School Games Mark once the Covid pandemic restrictions ease. Our sports teams have seen improved success such as winning many of the tournaments against our cluster schools and have performed well in county wide events making finals and winning trophies.

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‘Unlocking the Potential’