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Draycott and Rodney Stoke Church of England First School

Physical Education (PE)


The National Curriculum states that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


Our aim in PE include the opportunities for all pupils to:

  • develop competence with a potential to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • be physically active for sustained periods of time and recognise the positive impact exercise can have on our bodies
  • engage in competitive sports and activities and learn to give of one’s best for self and team
  • enjoy participating in PE, at whatever level, age and stage appropriate and develop positive attitudes and habits that can, both for now and in the future, lead us to have healthy, active lives both in mind and body.



Our children enjoy taking part in the full range of activities outlined in the National Curriculum. Our aim is for our children to keep fit and develop personal skills alongside learning the skills of being a team player.


Class activities include football, rugby, netball, unihock, cricket, gymnastics, dance and athletics. We employ a professional sports coach on Wednesdays and all children work with him to develop fitness and sports skills. We also have close links with Cheddar tennis club and coaching in tennis is added to the curriculum in the summer.


All children have the opportunity to go swimming during the year at Kings Leisure Centre.