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Howitt Primary Community School

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Physical Education

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Our Intent Physical Education Statement


The intent of teaching PE at Howitt Primary Community School is to create and inspire an active generation to embrace physical activity, making a life-long positive impact on their own physical health and well-being. 


Learning begins in EYFS where pupils develop their gross motor skills through negotiating space and obstacles safely. EYFS provides the foundations for children to develop their strength, balance and coordination. It also allows all children to develop the fundamental skills, understanding and passion to enable them to progress physically through an inspirational, unique and fully inclusive PE curriculum. 

We encourage all children to develop their understanding of the way in which they can use their body, equipment and apparatus safely yet imaginatively to achieve their personal goals.  


Our curriculum will challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving. It will teach children/ pupils to cope with both success and failure in competitive, individual and team based physical activities. All children will develop the conventions of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour as individual participants, team members and spectators.  


We aspire for children/pupils to be physically active and adopt a positive mind-set, believing that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience in a safe and supportive environment. Children/pupils will flourish through a dynamic, varied and stimulating program of activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development. 


PE at Howitt Primary Community School is taught by our teachers and specialist sports coach from the AVSSP. EYFS and Key Stage 1 pupils focus on fundamental skills along with learning how to participate in games. Key Stage 2 pupils learn a range of indoor and outdoor sports aimed at developing and enhancing their skills and vocabulary. Through our PE lessons the hope is that the children will compete in sport outside of the school environment.


Have a look at some of the activities we have been getting up in PE as a school. 


Three of our year 5 pupils have organised and ran a dodgeball lunchtime club with ks1 pupils. They had so much fun learning the skills for dodgeball and taking part in mini competitions!  


This week, our Star of the Week focus was PE!

Sports Day

Euro 2021



This year, children in Year 5 undertook bikeability level 1 and 2. Congratulations to all those who passed.