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At Seaside, we strive to ensure that Physical Education throughout the school is inclusive and children are able to participate and excel in a broad range of physical activities, building on specific skills year on year. We believe that it is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development throughout their time at Seaside.  It is our aim to instil that Physical Education and sports are an integral part of living a healthy lifestyle and ensure that children have stimulating physical activities each day. We also provide opportunities for children to compete in sport and other activities, which build upon character and embeds values such as fairness and respect. We aim to deliver high quality teaching and learning activities and children are taught to be safe and confident in the water. This encourages children throughout the school to succeed in both individual and team sports, linking closely to our schools’ vision in all aspects of the curriculum – Everybody matters, everybody succeeds.




At Seaside, teachers use and adapt planning from, as well as self-made plans to teach fun and stimulating PE lessons. This curriculum is planned to cover the skills and knowledge themes from the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2 and the Foundation Stage.  Children participate in high-quality PE sessions twice a week, with one session having a specific focus on physical fitness. Each year group follows the PE overview to ensure that children participate in a variety of sports to build on their skills and knowledge year on year. There are numerous opportunities provided for children to take part in a range of competitive activities, both as individuals and as part of a team or group.  Our school also offers a wide range of inter-school competitions and is linked closely with the local Secondary school who provides multiple sporting events. Seaside is proud to offer a variety of extracurricular sporting clubs, up to 22 a week, which are available to all children, allowing them opportunities to increase their self-confidence when participating in sports.

The curriculum at Seaside is continually evaluated and updated to ensure it meets the needs of the new National Curriculum with extra opportunities for all children. Through our DREAMS statements, children are taught to be diligent, resilient, enthusiastic, ambitious, be motivated and have self-esteem when participating in sports. Through high-quality teaching, children in all year groups have the opportunity to excel in PE.




The implementation of PE is fundamental to the growth and development of every child. At Seaside, all teachers understand the impact of physical education as a means to help children explore and develop skills which are considered beneficial throughout their lives. By participating in sports, children are exposed to various mental, social, emotional, physical and educational benefits. Seaside therefore strives to provide a motivating and exciting sporting environment for all children through competing in leagues, inter-school competitions and offering a range of clubs. The various team activities available at the school help equip children with skills in communication, leadership, cooperation, how to be reflective and setting goals and sticking to them. These attributes can in turn be applied within the classroom, as well as in a child’s personal attitude to life problems. Physical Education is central to Seaside’s DREAMS values, teaching children how to be resilient, motivated and it has clear benefits to self-esteem. The significant impact of physical education in developing life skills, providing emotional and social benefits and offering an outlet for children to explore their talents remains at the heart of how the subject is delivered at Seaside.

Purpose of study

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils 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.



The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.

Whole School Long Term PE Plan

Whole School Long Term Fitness Plan