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Monks Risborough CE Primary School



At Monks Risborough C of E Primary School we believe that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and mental health as well as their emotional development. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills.


We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long school values, such as perseverance by not giving up and being willing to try new activities and sports. These can then be replicated in the playground during break times and lunchtimes. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Monks Risborough, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.


  • PE at Monks Risborough Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities which is provided by the Sports Ambassador, who is funded using the School Sports Premium.
  • The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met in EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
  • Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week covering two sporting disciplines every half term, one is referred to specifically as PE and consists of gymnastics or dance elements. One is referred to as games and consists of a variety of team sports, invasion games striking and fielding games etc.
  • In addition, children are encouraged to participate in a varied range of extra-curricular activities. After school sports clubs are available each day.
  • Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area, through the secondary school partnership with Princes Risborough secondary school. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
  • Each year a small group of KS2 children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time games and activities.
  • All children swim once a week during the second half of summer term. We provide an after school swimming club to those children who cannot swim and those eligible for the pupil premium.  



Pupils are assessed formatively throughout the year, primarily using verbal, teacher feedback.  This verbal feedback, which may also be peer-to-peer, enables pupils to move forward during a lesson and consider next steps for future lessons. Photographic and video evidence is also used as part of the assessment process. In recognition of pupil success and achievements, this evidence is also shared on the school website for viewing. All of this is done in line with the school’s Acceptable Use Policy and Safeguarding Policy.


Summative assessments are made at the end of each scheme of work.  At the end of each academic year, summative assessment throughout the year is reviewed to record a judgement against the expectation for the child’s age.


We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through high quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness and incorporate the schools Christian values and how these play an important role in their health and well-being, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.