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.



We are delighted to announce that we, Lenham Primary School, have achieved the School Games Silver Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our sporting achievements this year include:
* After School Clubs

* Taking part in competitions

* Linking with local schools to complete sport

With a total of young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

We look forward to applying once again in 2024!

What 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.





The delivery of our PE curriculum is supported by TeamThemeKent. They monitor the impact of PE and physical activity across the school. They have produced the impact report seen here. 


for more information on the use of PE Premium Funding at Lenham Primary please visit the PE and Funding page in the About Us section of the website.