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Enfield Learning Trust

Physical Education


  • The PE curriculum is designed to teach pupils the skills that will have a positive impact on their future health and wellbeing.
  • We aim to deliver inclusive, high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all pupils to develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities. 
  • 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 fairness and respect.
  • We want our pupils to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and for their future. Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier, active lifestyle. 
  • In addition, children in Year 3 are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, using a range of strokes effectively and performing safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. 



  • Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own, and others’, strengths and weaknesses.
  • Pupils participate in twice weekly high-quality PE and sporting activities covering two different sports/skills per term. 
  • Teachers use and adapt the Enfield PE Schemes of Work to ensure lessons across years show progression.
  • We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being. 
  • Children are encouraged to be competitive though intra and inter school sports events, as well as our annual sports day.
  • Children attend swimming lessons in Year 3.



  • Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all pupils, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
  • Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness.
  • Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these skills independently, in order to live happy and healthy lives. We want our children to be able to be physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • We hope children enjoy PE and develop a love of sport, and physical activity, that they pursue outside of school and in future life beyond primary school.


Please find available for download the Physical Education Primary National Curriculum.