St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary School

Deanwood Drive, Parkwood, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 9NP
Tel: 01634 371892
Headteacher: Mrs Louise Prestidge

PE | Federation of Boldmere Schools

Subject Leader: Miss L Richardson 

 Whole School PE Curriculum Map
PE Skills and Knowledge Progression 
Vocabulary Progression  
Subject Review


Our Intent and Vision for PE at St Augustine of Canterbury is to provide opportunities for our children to experience, enjoy and excel in high quality PE and school sport incorporating a diverse range of motivational activities which offer life-long learning through challenge and competition.

At St Augustine of Canterbury, PE, physical activity and school sport has always had a high profile and we strongly believe that they contribute to the holistic development of our children. We believe our high-quality PE curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in both competitive sport and other activities involving physical literacy. It is through these activities that children become physically confident; they learn that physical activity is ‘fun’ and crucial in terms of leading a healthy lifestyle. Our children compete in competitions and other activities which build character and embed key values such as teamwork, fairness and respect for themselves and others. We recognise that PE, physical activity and school sport make an extensive contribution towards aspects of children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.

We fully adhere to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that our children:

·         Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

·         Are physically active for sustained periods of time

·         Engage in competitive sports and activities

·         Lead healthy, active lives


We use The PE Hub, a clear and comprehensive scheme of work, to plan and deliver lessons which show progression of skills across KS1 and KS2 within the different strands of PE. Children are provided with opportunities to develop and build upon skills which will engage and inspire them, whilst building confidence. They are encouraged to try new techniques and become confident and competent in the use of specific equipment for a wide variety of games and activities. Teachers model and inspire children to use a range of skills which they can practise and improve lesson by lesson. We welcome our sports coaches from ‘Progressive Sports’ throughout the year who offer CPD and team teaching to support the delivery of PE in school to teachers.

All junior classes have swimming lessons throughout the year, which supports children in aiming to meet the curriculum requirements for Swimming in Key Stage 2.

Children have a minimum of 2 PE lessons per week, as well as completing the Daily Mile on a regular daily basis.

Healthy Eating and looking after ourselves is covered within PHSE lessons.

P.E. is taught at St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary School as an area of learning in its own right as well as integrated where possible with other curriculum areas.

We teach lessons so that children:

·         Have fun and experience success in sport

·         Have the opportunity to participate in P.E at their own level of development

·         Secure and build on a range of skills

·         Develop good sporting attitudes

·         Understand basic rules

·         Experience positive competition

·         Learn in a safe environment

·         Have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving primary school being physically active.

·         Develop skills in other areas of the curriculum whilst carrying out physical exercise, eg: Maths through the use of Active Maths programme.

PE in the Early Years is mainly taught through ‘Physical Development’. The EYFS Framework states:

Physical activity is vital in children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy and active lives. Gross and fine motor experiences develop incrementally throughout early childhood, starting with sensory explorations and the development of a child’s strength, co-ordination and positional awareness through tummy time, crawling and play movement with both objects and adults. By creating games and providing opportunities for play both indoors and outdoors, adults can support children to develop their core strength, stability, balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination and agility. Gross motor skills provide the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well-being. Fine motor control and precision helps with hand-eye co-ordination, which is later linked to early literacy. Repeated and varied opportunities to explore and play with small world activities, puzzles, arts and crafts and the practice of using small tools, with feedback and support from adults, allow children to develop proficiency, control and confidence.

Skills for PE in the Early Years are mainly taught through the following areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Expressive Arts and Design

In planning and guiding what children learn, we reflect on the different rates at which children are developing and adjust our practice appropriately, referring to the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning.


P.E is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where the children have access to a wide range of activities in the belief that, if taught well, and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to have a physically active life. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. At St Augustine Catholic Primary School, we provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Sport Competitions

One of the aims of the National curriculum is to provide opportunities for children to engage in competitive games and activities regularly. We have always prided ourselves on competitive sport and the values of sportsmanship at St Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Primary school and we challenge ourselves to take steps to ensure children in school enjoy that competitive experience.

Alongside this being an important element of our PE lessons, we provide opportunities for children to compete against other schools through our Mini-Youth Games and Deanery competitions.

So far this year, we have competed in the Mini-Youth Games Hockey tournament and our annual Deanery Football match.