Physical Education at Sacred Heart Primary School


Our Approach to the Teaching and Learning of Physical Education at Sacred Heart

With our school being in the heart of one the greatest sporting capitals of the world, we take every opportunity to enhance our curriculum with visits to various sporting arenas for inter-school competitions as well as attending major sports tournaments. We welcome visits from sporting champions from all over the world as well as local homegrown heroes.

In order to gain a lifelong motivation and love for being physically active, PE at Sacred Heart is centred around the “every child matters” ethos, therefore, ensuring we have a broad range of activities and opportunities for all of our children from nursery through to Year 6 including tailored sessions for our students in Hilary House. We’ve created links with specialist organisations to increase the opportunities on offer to the children both mainstream and SEND (Fulham FC, Surrey Cricket, WJTI, Chelsea FC, Enable LC, Chance to Shine, Disability Sports UK). As well as partnering with the SGO for various competitions and festivals. We believe that a high-quality PE curriculum inspires children to exceed and excel in sport and physical activity and gives them the confidence to continue being active in their adult life.

Through our discrete teaching of weekly PE lessons delivered by our Specialist PE Teacher and the opportunities provided, we help embed the core values of; respect, perseverance, honesty, responsibility and friendship. This links well to our own Sacred Heart Learning Behaviours. Schemes of work have been specifically chosen to enable the children to meet the National Curriculum requirements and develop their sense of personal achievement and a healthy competitive spirit. We cover a variety of sports such as; football, netball, tag rugby, gymnastics, athletics, cricket, tennis and dance, developing key skills of running, jumping and throwing, along with balance, flexibility, hand-eye co-ordinations, moving with the ball, attacking and defending techniques. In PE the children are supported to understand the importance of discipline, teamwork, communication etc; all key skills for life.

Our milestones are delivered through high quality teaching that is adapted and personalised in order to meet the individual needs of our children including those with SEND.

EYFS Educational Programme – Physical Development

Physical activity is vital in children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy and active lives. Gross and fine motor experiences develop incrementally throughout early childhood, starting with sensory explorations and the development of a child’s strength, co-ordination and positional awareness through tummy time, crawling and play movement with both objects and adults. By creating games and providing opportunities for play both indoors and outdoors, adults can support children to develop their core strength, stability, balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination and agility. Gross motor skills provide the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well-being. Fine motor control and precision helps with hand-eye co-ordination which is later linked to early literacy. Repeated and varied opportunities to explore and play with small world activities, puzzles, arts and crafts and the practice of using small tools, with feedback and support from adults, allow children to develop proficiency, control and confidence.

PE Curriculum Road Map Year 1 – Year 6


PE Curriculum Milestones Year 1 – Year 6

PE and Use of the Sports’ Grant Report 2023