Quick Links

Useful Links

GSO Test

Physical Education

Physical Education


In PE, we aim to:

  • Improve social and physical wellbeing now and for the future
  • Give children the opportunities to take part in a wide range of sports
  • Develop skills in teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership
  • Give opportunities to represent the school in competitive sporting competitions
  • Develop understanding of the effects a healthy lifestyle can have on learning
  • Intill a positive attitude to sport and fitness

In following the real PE approach, we aim to give every child the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life. This is done through six key areas:

  • Personal Skills
  • Cognitive Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Creative Skills
  • Physical Skills
  • Knowledge of Health and Fitness


Throughout the school, PE lessons are taught by the class teachers and trained PE coaches. PE lessons taught by PE coaches are aimed to support teachers with their professional development and teachers take an active role in these sessions.

At Pangbourne Primary School, we use a variety of teaching and learning styles to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding of PE:

  • In each lesson, children are given the opportunity to enhance their skills, explore and develop ideas, and evaluate their work.
  • Set tasks are modelled by both adults and competent children.
  • Children are encouraged to evaluate their own and others performance, suggesting appropriate improvements.
  • Skills are often taught in isolation and then time given to apply taught skills to a game situation – providing opportunities for work independently and as part of a team.
  • Children have access to a range of PE equipment with the addition of computer technology.

Opportunities for further Physical Education

Lunchtime :
Children are encouraged to be more active at lunchtimes. A range of physical activities are available on the playground daily, organised by both staff and sports ambassadors. Sports-based lunchtime clubs are also offered to children across the school. 

Pangbourne Primary School offers a wide range of extra-curricular physical activities after school so that children have the opportunity to further extend their skills and enjoyment. 
Festivals and Competitions:
As a school, we participate in the fixtures and competitions run by the ‘West Berkshire School Games Network’. This provides children with the opportunity to represent the school in a number of competitions across a range of sporting activities throughout the year.  

For more information about how PE is taught, see the documents below.