Bishop Hooper Church of England Primary

Believing Together, Achieving Together

The Intent, Implementation and Impact of our Curriculum - PE


Bishop Hooper Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health that they will take with them through life. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inpsire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe, such as being able to swim. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the well-being and fitness of all children at Bishop Hooper, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines that PE promotes.


  • PE at Bishop Hooper Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming, minority sports (New Age Kurling, Boccia and archery) and outdoor and adventure.
  • The long term plans set out the PE units which are taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
  • Pupils participate in two high-quality PE lesson each week. One lesson is taught by the high-experienced sports coaches from the Shropshire Schools Partnership service that Bishop Hooper school buys into and the other is taught by our experienced teachers. Lunchtime coaching is available with SSP one day a week and Kool Kids activities are also delivered at breaktimes on this day as an intervention for SEND and pastoral enrichment. After school sports clubs are available between 1 and three evenings a week depending on the term and availability of coaches.
  • Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events and sporting festivals within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
  • Each year, a small group of children from Class 4 are invited to train to become Bronze ambassador sports leaders for school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with clubs, annual sports days and other sporting events and activities.
  • Children in Key Stage 2 swim once a week for 10 weeks during the Autumn term.
  • All children take part in the 'Daily Mile' on our tarmac pathways on the school grounds. This helps to meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes daily.


We help to motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching and learning opportunities that are engaging, challenging and fun. From our lessons, our children will take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for physical activity and sports. They will hopefully grow up to live happy, healthy and active lives, utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through their PE lessons.

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