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At South Camberley, we ensure our provided equal, inclusive opportunities to participate in a variety of sports through our PE curriculum that is progressive, engaging and fun. We motivate our children through quality first teaching that enables them to develop their fundamental skills and apply them to different activities.

Our intent for PE is:

  • To develop strong foundations for all children in Early years in their fundamental movements, fine and gross motor skills.
  • For all children to be aware of the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle (improve physical fitness, boost self-confidence, build resilience and promote a positive mind-set)
  • For all children to experience competitive sport and learn how to respond to the feelings associated with winning or losing, by showing respect to their competitors
  • For all children to learn how to evaluate and recognise their own and others success, comparing performances and applying basic principles of attacking and defending
  • For all children to be part of an inclusive, enriched, broad and balanced curriculum inspired to engage everyone in a wide range of sports; understanding that we all have unique skills that we can excel at


In order to fulfil our curriculum intent, ensuring that all children are provided with high quality PE and sport provision, we aim to ensure that all our children receive 2 hours of PE lessons that are both progressive and engaging. This allows all children time to discover, play and spend time on a task when learning a new skill.

In KS1, pupils will build confidence by developing their fundamental movement skills (running, jumping, throwing and catching), competence, agility, balance, coordination and perform dances using simple movement patterns. At this stage, pupils will be assessed cognitively and socially by beginning to apply skills to different sports, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending and working competitively with in a team environment.

In KS2, pupils will develop a broader range of skills through different sports developing flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance; related to the fundamental movement skills learnt in KS1. In addition, they will perform dances using a range of movement patterns.

All lessons are planned to cover the national curriculum themes of athletics, dance, gymnastic, outdoor adventurous activities (OAA) and games (net & wall, invasion, striking and fielding). The curriculum considers the importance of both the breadth and depth of learning by developing key physical skills, cognitive development for decision making and developing a child’s social and emotional wellbeing. To ensure our pupils have high quality physical education we follow a programme of study which encompasses ‘HAND, HEAD, HEART’. This ensures all pupils are assessed as the physical being, the thinker and the behaviour changer (please see link below).

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural values are cultivated through PE. Pupils are always encouraged to challenge themselves and be confident in their own abilities. Fair play and good sportsmanship are promoted through the School Games Values. Collaborative learning and team building activities assist children with turn taking, listening, communicating, leadership skills and resolving conflicts. Finally, inclusive lessons that challenge and engage everyone ensures all children are working collaboratively regardless of gender, religion or culture. Fundamental British Values are promoted within PE, as all our pupils are encouraged to share ideas and value those of others. Through the involvement in sport and PE, we learn to work together and respect everyone being inclusive of all abilities and cultural backgrounds. We use the School Games Values programme to support SMSC and FBV across our PE curriculum which is included in the ‘Heart’ section of our programme of study. The School Games Values are key features of our lesson and are also promoted in assemblies and competitions.

Children participate in a wide range of festivals through our links with Surrey Heath Primary School Sports Association (SHPSSA). In addition to weekly PE lessons, children have access to extra-curricular activities such as football, gymnastics, netball, dodgeball, archery, table tennis, curling and golf.


By the time children leave South Camberley they:

  1. Are positive and competent in their ability to complete physical challenges, individually and as part of a team
  2. Have a determined and resilient mindset when completing challenges
  3. Have a strong understanding of game play and tactical thinking in a variety of different scenarios
  4. Can make decisions that affect the outcome of a game positively
  5. Co-operate well with others, as part of a team, when problem-solving
  6. Understand the importance of fair play, honesty and respect for players, coaches and officials
  7. Are confident in creating, organising and leading physical activities
  8. Are able to swim 25 meters and have the skills to self-rescue