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“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body,

it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity”

John F Kennedy


At Dundale, we believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. This provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident supporting their health and fitness. This also enables opportunities to compete in sport and other activities building character and helping to embed values such as fairness and respect.


We strive for every PE session to incorporate the three E’s:

Engagement: ensuring every child is involved, adapting sessions to include every child.

Energy: creating and upholding a curriculum that is in line with the Government’s daily exercise recommendation for children.

Enjoyment: ensuring children have fun, as well as being aware of how the skills being taught are enhancing their fitness.


Our children are taught PE in a way that ensures progression of skills, and follows a sequence to build on previous learning



At Dundale we follow a broad and balanced PE curriculum, which builds on prior learning and key skills allowing pupils to understand the importance of physical exercise, as well as being aware of the skills being taught. Our PE scheme (PPP) ensures progression of skills, an understanding of what is being taught and a love of being active. PE sessions are adapted accordingly to the differing needs of each child ensuring that everyone is included in PE, reflecting our vision for PE at Dundale.


In addition, years three, four and five have the opportunity to attend weekly swimming sessions at the local sports centre to develop and enhance their skills and confidence in water.


Intended Impact

During the children’s learning journey at Dundale our intended impact of the PE curriculum is to ensure that children;

enjoy PE and show enthusiasm and motivation in their physical wellbeing
can see how the skills they have learnt in one sport can be applied to another sport or team game.
make clear links between prior learning and understand how specific skills can impact their performance in a range of sports and physical activities
develop strength, agility and confidence.

Key Documents

PE Curriculum Overview

PE Skills and Progression (to be finalised)