Physical Education

Physical Education at Tavistock Primary and Nursery School

At Tavistock Primary School we want all children to develop a sense of passion, but more importantly enjoyment towards PE. Our curriculum builds on a progression of skills and techniques that are transferable across a range of different sports that we expose children to in order to broaden their experiences but also their understanding of the need for keeping active as part of a healthy lifestyle.

The curriculum is planned in such a way that key knowledge and skills are progressively built on each year. There is a delicate mix of invasion games and team games, combined with our Real PE scheme, which focuses on the personal, social and cognitive aspects of PE in more depth. Children have 2 lessons a week, and when possible, we try to incorporate ‘run-a-mile’. In addition to this, every year group, including Reception and Nursery, benefit from PE sessions run by skilled external providers which support children’s development of both gross and fine motor skills, team work, and communication together with contributing to their positive experiences of PE during primary school.

Teachers receive regular CPD to ensure that we are both planning and teaching PE as effectively as possible, enabling staff to appropriately challenge pupils who may need extending, and also to ensure that PE is accessible for everyone at their own level whilst remaining enjoyable.

We also look to participate in many external events within the local community: football, rugby & netball tournaments, cross country, swimming and much more to ensure that as many of our children as possible are able to compete in events that they enjoy or to have a go at something new and challenge themselves.

By the time children leave our school they will have a strong understanding of the importance of physical activity on both their physical and mental health and well-being. Pupils will have a range of transferable skills and learnt numerous techniques that will allow them to take part in a variety of sporting activities which will allow them to follow and further develop their own interests at secondary school and beyond.


PE and Sport Premium Funding

Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils they have in Years 1 to 6. This funding helps to make additional and sustainable improvements to the PE, sport and physical activity they provide. Please see our overview of PE and sport premium funding which details how our allocation has been used and the impact of this on pupils’ PE and sport participation and attainment.