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At Five Elms we believe all children should have access to a high quality Physical Education (PE) curriculum and PE should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum. Our school recognizes the benefits high quality PE provision and school sport can give to all pupils.
Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils develop physical literacy and the fundamental knowledge, understanding and skills to excel in a wide range of physical activities, by providing a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for all.
Our PE curriculum will contribute to healthy and active lifestyles; improve emotional well-being, reduce challenging behaviour, increase attendance and develop key skills such as leadership, confidence, social and team building skills.


‘High quality PE and school sport produces young people with the skills, understanding, desire and commitment to continue to improve and achieve in a range of PE, sport and health-enhancing physical activities in line with their abilities’ (DCMS Learning through PE & Sport).
Physical education encourages pupils to be active and supports them in their understanding of how to participate safely and effectively. Our PE curriculum is inclusive to ensure that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities on offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives. Regular participation in sport and physical activity can help to reduce the risk of heart failure; improve physical fitness; help with weight management; promote good health; instill self- discipline; develop skill; improve self- confidence; reduce stress and develop lifelong learning skills.


A high quality PE curriculum can also inspire pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We will endeavour to provide opportunities for pupils to participate in competitive sports and activities both in and beyond the curriculum. This will mean that all pupils could have the opportunity to participate in regular competitive sport.
PE will develop not only physical literacy and physical skills, but it will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. It will also contribute to the development of a range of important cognitive skills, such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication.


Children should wear appropriate clothing and footwear for indoor and outdoor activities.A suitable P.E. kit for children should include a  whiteT-shirt,  blue shorts or a blue bicycle shorts. Girls are allowed to wear leggings underneath their shorts to cover their knees. Children are expected to wear PE kit with the the Five Elms logo on. Tracksuits can be worn as the weather cools.

Children should wear trainers and plimsolls for outdoor activities. Gymnastics and Dance should be done in bare feet unless children bring in a doctor’s note stating otherwise.


No other jewellery is allowed for health and saftey reasons.

Children unable to participate in P.E. sessions

All children must take part in P.E. lessons unless the teacher is by parents or carers.  Children must bring in a letter from their parents or guardian excusing them on the basis of illness or a specific medical problem.  Non-participation on a long-term basis must be accounted for with a doctor’s letter.

Every effort must be made to find an appropriate change of clothes for a child who forgets or does not bring in their P.E. kit. If a change of clothes cannot be found the child should remain with the class. If a child repeatedly forgets to bring their kit, a letter should be sent home to the parents to find out why this is the case.

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