Goring Church of England (Aided) Primary School


Goring CE Primary: Curriculum Intent: PE

At Goring C of E Primary, we will create a culture which will inspire an active generation, who enjoy PE and encourage each other to achieve their best.

We will:

  • develop competence and confidence in a broad range of physical activities
  • ensure children are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives

We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to succeed in a range of physical activities and use our PE lessons to support physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development. Children are taught to observe the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators.

Our aspiration is that every child adopts a positive mind-set and believes that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience. We offer an ambitious, varied and stimulating program of activity allowing all children to progress physically through an inclusive curriculum. Every child is given the opportunity to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events run by local clubs and the Worthing Schools’ Sport Association.

In the Summer term, children in Year 5 attend swimming lessons at the local swimming pool where they are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25m using a range of strokes.

“Don’t put a limit on anything. The more you dream, the further you get.” Michael Phelps

Curriculum Implementation

At Goring CE Primary, all children participate in two sessions of PE each week, involving enjoyable, challenging and progressive learning through the delivery of a range of sporting and physical activities. These include: invasion games, bat and ball games, striking and fielding, body conditioning, fitness and health, gymnastics, dance, athletics, swimming and OAA (Outdoor and Adventure Activities).

Positive mental health, as well as physical health and well-being, is a focus throughout all PE sessions at Goring, and is embedded in lessons from Reception to Year 6.

We teach the PE Primary National Curriculum, which is mapped into our Long Term Overview, and more specifically in our ‘Progression of Skills’. We follow comprehensive planning from the ‘Activ8’ scheme, and each half term, children focus on two different areas of sport or physical activity; this usually comprises of one indoor session in the school hall, and one outdoor session on the field or playground.

As well as bi-weekly lessons from their class teacher, all children are taught by an externally provided professional PE coach for up to two half terms across the academic year. This access to high-quality PE provision greatly benefits the children, but is primarily for staff CPD and training, as it allows teachers to learn from exposure to high-quality modelling, and working alongside a professional PE coach, allowing them to become more competent teachers of PE themselves.

All children participate in physical activity, sports and OAA during residential trips away, facilitated by external providers. Children in Year 5 have weekly swimming lessons at a local swimming pool through the Summer Term, with the aim to swim 25 metres. Additionally, all children participate in 15 minutes of extra physical activity regularly, when they run/walk/jog the ‘Daily Mile’ track with their teacher.

Competitive and respectful attitudes towards sport are continuously facilitated at Goring through PE lessons, and also through regular intra-school and external competitions. Children have the opportunity to compete in school-based competitions, extra-curricular activities, house team sports days, and external events. During these sessions, our focus is on developing children’s competitiveness and striving to do their best, while simultaneously demonstrating fair play, respect, teamwork and encouragement of others.

It is through the combination of these progressive lessons, activities and inclusive opportunities, that children at Goring become well-rounded, competitive and respectful sportsmen and sportswomen. 

Mulberry Lane, Worthing, West Sussex BN12 4RN

01903 241 175