High-quality physical education will inspire 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.  Therefore …




…It is our intent that, by the time they leave Wilkinson Primary School, all our learners will: aspire to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities; providing opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness; embedding values such as fairness and respect.


At Wilkinson Primary School our PE Curriculum is designed with the intent that whilst studying the children will develop:


•         Competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.

•         The ability to be physically active for sustained periods of time.

•         Engagement in competitive sports and activities.

•         An appreciation of the need to lead healthy, active lives.

COVID-19 Statement

Following the recent DfE update, AfPE have produced the document Covid-19: Interpreting Government Guidance in a PESSPA Context. There is no published document of activities that are 'allowed' or 'banned' therefore:

  • Our activities have been adapted and are non contact where possible.

  • Equipment has been reduced and sharing has been avoided where possible.

  • Equipment will be cleaned after use.

  • There is no mixing of bubbles.

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PESSPA at Wilkinson Primary School
Physical Education - School Sport - Physical Activity

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Physical Education

'Learning to move' and 'moving to learn.'

Physical education is the planned, progressive learning that takes place in school curriculum timetabled time and which is delivered to all pupils. This involves both ‘learning to move’ (i.e. becoming more physically competent) and ‘moving to learn’ (e.g. learning through movement, a range of skills and understandings beyond physical activity, such as co-operating with others). The context for the learning is physical activity, with children experiencing a broad range of activities, including sport and dance.

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School Sport

School sport is the structured learning that takes place beyond the curriculum (i.e. in the extended curriculum) within school settings; this is sometimes referred to as out-of-school-hours learning. Again, the context for the learning is physical activity. The ‘school sport’ programme has the potential to develop and broaden the foundation learning that takes place in physical education. It also forms a vital link with ‘community sport and activity’.

We have a long sporting tradition at Wilkinson across a range of sporting disciplines.  Take a look at some of our sporting successes.

Physical Activity

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Physical activity is a broad term referring to all bodily movement that uses energy. It includes all forms of physical education, sports and dance activities. However, it is wider than this, as it also includes indoor and outdoor play, work-related activity, outdoor and adventurous activities, active travel (e.g. walking, cycling, rollerblading, scooting) and routine, habitual activities such as using the stairs, doing housework and gardening.

At Wilkinson Primary School we place a immense importance on communicating these values to our children.  We provide as many opportunities as possible to help them take part in the activities listed above.