School Road, Charing, Ashford, Kent. TN27 0JN
01233 712277


Living and Learning with Faith, Friendship and Fun

Subject Leader: Hannah Jones

Our Physical Education (PE) curriculum includes a series of topics to support progression and curriculum coverage. As a school we have created our own curriculum alongside the GetSet4PE scheme that meets the National Curriculum aims for PE.

The Physical Education curriculum begins with teaching fundamental movement skills in Early Years and KS1, building fine and gross motor skills, and progressing through into KS2 where these skills are developed further and applied to a variety of different sports and physical activities.

Progression Narrative

Our aim is to provide a curriculum that the children not only enjoy but one that allows them to develop their health, fitness and wellbeing. As well as a varied and stimulating programme, we also encourage the children to take their learning from school and apply it in a range of extra-curricular activities, such as after-school clubs, community events and school sport competitions whilst focusing on embedding our school values of Compassion, Friendship, Forgiveness, Resilience and Hope.

We believe that this will embed a life-long passion for physical education, school sport and physical activity (PESSPA) as well key values such as cooperation, collaboration and equity of play.


Charing Primary School believes that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children develop into physical, social and thinking beings who have a strong understanding of health and wellbeing.

We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to reach their potential in physical education, school sport and physical activity.  We want our pupils to engage in lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. Our lessons aim to teach children key knowledge, skills and vocabulary and apply this information in a range of PESSPA activities.

Through our teaching of PE, we will provide opportunities for children to learn how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understand fairness and equality and appreciate the benefits of a healthy and physically active lifestyle.


The KS1 and KS2 children are taught twice a week by teaching staff following the National Curriculum guidance. Our children in Reception have a formal PE lesson once a week that gives opportunities for the children to work towards their Early Learning Goals. The curriculum is further enhanced by the children taking part in a variety of different external school sport and physical activity events.  In addition, teaching staff supervise physical activities at lunchtime through OPAL play, including; football, multi-skills, OAA etc.

We follow the guidelines set out by the National Curriculum to ensure we offer various PE activities to challenge every child, as well as giving every child opportunities to progress further. We also utilise a PE specialist to support all staff to deliver High Quality physical education lessons and increase the confidence and competence of staff to achieve this.


By the end of each key stage, the children are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study. At Charing, we use a combination of summative and formative assessment to determine children’s understanding and inform teachers planning.

Across the school, we teach a variety of sports and physical activities from different topics to ensure all skills can be developed. Our topics are adapted each year and are set out with the intention to provide a clear and concise progression through each year group.

Extra-Curricular Activities