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At North Petherton Primary School, we aim to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies and will continue to support our children's well-being.

We aim to:

  • Nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best
  • Listen to our children’s wants and needs by providing them with a range of active experiences and clubs
  • aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes
  • ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond.
  • to educate our children to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices



Our PE lessons are planned by the Get Set 4 PE platform, which aligns with the school’s core values (Independent, Collaborative and Creativity) as well as the objectives laid out in the National Curriculum. Get Set 4 PE is planned so that progression is built into the scheme which ensures our children are increasingly challenged as they move up through the school.

The curriculum planning in PE is carried out in three phases (long-term, medium-term and short term). The long-term plan maps out the PE activities covered in each term during the key stage. The PE subject leader works this out in conjunction with teaching colleagues and pupils in each year group. Together we create a broad and balanced curriculum that is exciting for our children to learn through. Our medium-term plans give details of each unit of work for each term. These schemes of work provide an overview of the unit, links to other areas of the National Curriculum and assessment criteria for that unit. The short-term lesson plans provide opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in each activity area.

Alongside the timetabled PE lessons with staff, the PE Lead ensures there are other opportunities for children to take part in physical activity. Eg skipping workshops, sports workshops, or circus skills.  Where possible, the additional day will have an impact on increased activity levels throughout the school day. Eg children will be using equipment at play times or a new after school club. In addition to one- off days, all children will have the opportunity to represent their school for friendly and competitive sports with other children in the local area. This is run by SASP, BPSSA and local links between teaching staff.



  • Children have a love and passion for physical activity
  • Children have a range of knowledge and skills they can transfer to different sports and physical activities safely (e.g running, throwing, jumping, balancing, creating spaces and co-ordination)
  • Children confidently work collaboratively and independently to increase their skills
  • Children participate in team games, understanding how to be a good sportsperson.
  • Children know how physical activity contributes to a healthy lifestyle