Trafalgar Road, Colchester, Essex CO3 9AS

01206 573519

Lexden Primary School

Community, Courage, Curiosity and Commitment






Purpose of Study:

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in physically demanding activities and competitive sport. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help embed values such as fairness and respect.


Who is a Lexden PE student? 

A PE student at Lexden is confident in the basic skills of physical co-ordination, throwing, catching, batting, running and movement. They have experienced and learnt how to play a wide variety of sports including the ability to evaluate performances and use tactics to improve performance. The Lexden PE student is flexible, fit, strong and agile and can apply a range of skills to a variety of games and activities. They understand and apply the principles of sportsmanship in both competitive and collaborative activities and know why exercise and activity is important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. They understand the link between physical and mental health and aspire to live an active, healthy life.


Key elements to our PE Curriculum: 

  • Objectives across all strands of PE revisited within and across year groups to ensure cumulative frequency.
  • Development in all aspects of physical education encourages an active, healthy lifestyle and promotes happy and healthy learners.
  • Broad range of sports and activities used to promote physical development as well as engage and interest learners.
  • External sports coaches and trips used to improve knowledge and expand opportunities for sporting excellence.
  • Involvement in the CPSL – the local schools’ sporting league – to allow students to experience competition and apply the skills they have learnt.
  • An increasingly wide range of extra-curricular sporting activities and opportunities to participate in e.g. orienteering competitions, multi-skills festivals and boot camp style fitness clubs.