PE Values 

Nicol Mere Primary School aims to raise pupil’s achievement and promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through participating in high level physical activity. We pride ourselves on the quality of Physical Education within the school and a considerable amount of money has been invested, over recent years, to improve the quality of our provision.

In July 2017, we were awarded the ‘Gold Standard School Games Mark’ – this is something we are extremely proud of. 

The quality of PE provision is assessed through formal and informal lesson observations and pupil voice.

Our sessions aim to:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • Be physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to engage in competitive sports and activities.
  • Inspire pupils to lead healthy and active lives.

In the long term we aim to:

  • Provide a wide variety of opportunities for all children to compete in inter and intraschool competitions.
  • Encourage children to engage in local sports teams and clubs to further their sporting involvement.
  • Instill a lifelong love for sport.

Key Stage One

  • Pupils will develop core movement, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and co-ordination, individually and with others.
  • They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
  • Where possible, the sessions should aim to keep children active for 80% of the time.
  • Staff utilise ‘Question and Answer’ and ‘Guided Discovery’ methods within the session to enhance learning and assess pupils understanding.
  • Games should be played in a 1 v 1, 2 v 2 & 4 v 4 format to aid development.

Key Stage Two

  • Pupils should continue to implement and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.
  • They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.
  • They should develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
  • Staff utilise ‘Question and Answer’ and ‘Guided Discovery’ methods within the session to enhance learning and assess pupils understanding.
  • Games should be played in a 2 v 2 - 7 v 7 formats to aid development based on pupil ability.