An ACTIVE SCHOOL is a school where physical activity is valued, promoted and enjoyed by all.
Key Messages of the Primary PE Curriculum
- The importance of enjoyment and play.
- Maximum participation by all children.
- The development of skills and understanding.
- A balance between competitive and non-competitive activities.
- Providing opportunities for achievement of each child.
- Providing activities equally suitable for boys and girls.
PE in our School
A broad P.E. curriculum is delivered, at all class levels. Our school allocates a balanced amount of teaching time to each of the different P.E. strands over the course of the school year. Taking part in the Active School Flag initiative will help us to focus on how we can improve on the provision of P.E. in our school.
All teachers, using the Move Well, Move Often resources, prioritise four different FMS for further development within their PE programme each year
Fundamental Movement Skills
As a school, we decided that the 4 Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) that we would focus on are: throwing, balancing, skipping and running.
We aligned each FMS to a PE strand to ensure a balanced amount of time was given to each one.
Throwing - Games strand
Balancing- Gymnastics strand
Skipping- Dance strand
Running- Athletics & Outdoor and Adventure
Further information about Fundamental Movement Skills and the Move Well Move Often resources used can be found at
PE equipment in our school
Each year our schools likes to update our PE equipment. All classes are responsible for making sure equipment is returned neatly after each use. We annually audit our PE equipment and throw out any old or broken equipment.