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PE at The John Wesley CEM Primary School aims to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing in our children now and for their future. Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle. It teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved.


It is our intent at JWS to teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. Physical Education within JWS is highly valued as an important part of every child’s weekly curriculum. We educate pupils in the knowledge of their body and how to safely develop their physical abilities.  Through the use of physical activities children learn the skills required to use their bodies efficiently and effectively, understanding how their body moves to effect their performance and the importance of a healthy and fit lifestyle. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.


Pupils at JWS participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities.  Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. These include football, dance, yoga, hockey, cricket, speed stacking, athletics and boccia. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being.

We aim to enable children to become physically educated by giving them the opportunity to:

  • Develop physical and cognitive competence and confidence in the skills of planning, performing and evaluating movement
  • Promote physical activity and a healthy lifestyle
  • Develop positive attitudes and good sportsmanship
  • Ensure safe practice
  • Develop strategy and problem solving through teamwork

We are also proud to be a Forest School. Forest School allows opportunities for children to develop their skills within OAA (Outdoor Adventurous Activities) through problem solving, adventurous play, orienteering challenges and team building tasks.


Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at JWS, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.

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