Physical Education (PE) at Plympton St Maurice Primary School

At Plympton St Maurice Primary School, PE is taught through REAL PE and POWER of PE. Our aim for the curriculum is to enthuse and inspire pupils to participate fully and develop a lifelong love of physical activity, sport and exercise.


Intent for PE

Our PE curriculum is designed to meet the content requirements of the agreed syllabus. Each class is given 2 hours of PE each week. Through our PE lessons, children should be able to develop Life skills, Understanding, Nurture curiosity, Aspiration and Resilience.

Through these schemes of work pupils will acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to make appropriate choices about their physical and mental health. The curriculum will develop positive self-awareness in children as they become physically competent.


Implementation for PE

Our PE curriculum encompasses:

Social and emotional learning,


Mastery Learning,

the Arts,

Understand Learning,


Independent Personal learning and thinking,

Collaborative Learning and

Experience rich curriculum.



Skills are developed in line with the national curriculum for PE.

Our curriculum allows opportunity to;

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • Be physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities.
  • Lead healthy, active lives.


Specific skills for PE will have been developed including:


Early Years Foundation Stage

  • Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.
  • They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
  • They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.


Key stage 1

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.


Key stage 2

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.


Additional opportunities for PE include taking part in a wide range of lunch time and after school clubs, entering the School Challenge event, year 2 enjoy balanceability and year 6 bikeability. We are also part of the Plymouth Schools Sports Partnership, who offer local sports festivals and cluster events.


Impact for PE

PE at Plympton St Maurice Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure. We want our pupils to leave us with a love of PE which they continue throughout their lives. Some may even choose to continue to develop a specific sports or areas of health. All will have a sense of community, social development and achievement by working together as a team.




Contact Info
All enquiries should be addressed to Mrs K Allen, Business Manager
  • Plympton St. Maurice Primary School, Plympton Hill, Plympton, Plymouth, PL7 1UB
  • 01752 337427