At Great Corby School and Nursery, we encourage each individual child to become a successful life-long learner by igniting their curiosity, developing their love for learning and instilling a desire to achieve. Great Corby School and Nursery school recognises and values the importance of Physical Education (P.E). PE at Great Corby School and Nursery aims to develop a fun, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physically demanding activities. We do this through fully adhering to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all 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 non-competitive activities

• lead healthy, active lives It is our intention to build a curriculum that enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferrable life skills such as tolerance, fairness and respect. 

Through enrichment activities such as sporting festivals and intra-school competitions, we aim to raise the profile of PE and expose our children to sports they may never have had the opportunity to engage with. Our PE curriculum shows clear progression structure from Reception to Year 6. This progression of skills has been planned in order to build on the skills needed to meet the end of Key Stage objectives in the National Curriculum. Additionally, an imperative element of the curriculum at Great Corby School and Nursery shows a need for healthy life styles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to co-operate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values


• PE at Great Corby School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure. • The curriculum map sets out the PE units, which are taught throughout the year, and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. • Pupils participate in two hours of high quality PE lessons each week, covering a sporting discipline every half term. • Children are encouraged to take part in termly, non-competitive sporting festivals at the local secondary school. These festivals give the children the opportunity to take part in sporting activities including football, netball, trampolining & badminton. These festivals give our children the opportunity to meet with their peers from other local primary schools. • Children are encouraged to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach, which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children. Extra – curricular sporting events include cross-country champions, swimming gala and bouldering. • Children in year 2 have an amazing opportunity to visit Hawse End cottage, in the Lake District for an overnight stay. They take part in team building activities including raft building to Treasure Island and orienteering. • Children in year 3/4 have the opportunity to visit Hawse End, in the Lake District, to take part in outdoor and adventurous activities such as kayaking, ghyll scrambling, fell walking and bush craft. Children in year 3/4 are encouraged to learn the skills to become a surfer during our residential to the city of Newcastle. • Year 5/6 children visit Rock UK, in the Scottish Borders, to engage in outdoor and adventurous activities such as, zip lining, canoeing, mountain biking, abseiling and high ropes. All of these enrichment opportunities for experiential learning develop lifelong skills in the children at Great Corby School. • Children in years 1 - 6 attend swimming lessons throughout the year. In year 6, children complete a lesson on water safety skills too.


The implementation of this curriculum ensures that when children leave Great Corby Primary School, they are motivated to participate in a variety of different sports and keen to maintain some level of lifelong activity. Our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. Our pupils make good progress in PE and we equip our children with the necessary skills to develop a love for sport. We hope that all children will grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.

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