PE at Lenham Primary


Physical Education is a vital contribution to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development as well as developing a child’s moral and cultural development. It develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence. They use these to perform in a range of activities promoting skills, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Pupils learn how to think in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive, cooperative and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances to improve their aptitudes, abilities and preferences, while promoting a positive attitude towards living a healthy and active lifestyle.


  • To stimulate and maintain pupil interest and enjoyment in PE, and to promote health and fitness for current and future lifestyles.
  • To be familiar with a body of knowledge, principles and vocabulary to relate to PE.
  • To see PE as a major feature in our lives, related to employment, leisure and culture and part of a wider body of knowledge and skills, e.g. interpersonal and problem-solving skills.
  • To understand and use safe practice and to appreciate its importance in PE.
  • To understand the short and long term effects of exercise on the body.
  • To understand the role of exercise in a fit and healthy lifestyle.
  • To develop a range of desirable personal qualities, such as: safety, awareness, politeness, perseverance, concern for others, initiative and independence.
  • To develop an awareness in pupils of the implications of sport and physical activity (past and present) for the individual and local, national and international communities.
  • To swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.



What skills have you learnt in PE this year?

I've learnt the Indian dribble in hockey.

I really enjoy the different sports, I've had lessons in hockey, dance, golf, tag rugby, gymnastics and image dancing. 

I really liked the netball lessons.