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Boringdon Primary School

Boringdon Primary School

Physical Education

Physical Education Subject Lead - Naomi Campbell

Boringdon Primary School PE Statement

We at Boringdon Primary School recognise that Physical Education (PE) and physical activity have a massive benefit for children, with an influence that reaches far beyond lessons and school. We recognise that increased activity improves behaviour, self-confidence and social skills; improves attention levels and performance at school; develops co-ordination; helps to maintain a healthy body weight; helps children to sleep better; improves mood and makes children feel good. In Foundation and KS1, we envisage children becoming physically literate. Then, in KS2 children will be able to participate in, and enjoy taking part in, sports, whilst improving their physical literacy. We believe children today need to develop their fundamental movement skills so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. At Boringdon Primary School we aim to develop children’s love of a physical lifestyle and influence them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.

We intend: -

  • To develop children’s physical literacy.
  • To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas through a progressively challenging curriculum.
  • To develop children’s motivation and ability to understand, communicate, apply and analyse various forms of movement.
  • To develop a variety of movements confidently and competently across a wide range of physical activities
  • To encourage children to make healthy, active choices that are both beneficial to and respectful of themselves, others and environment in order to establish long-lasting lifestyle messages
  • To inspire and engage children’s interest in sporting activities through providing a wide range of opportunities within school, after school and within the wider community.
  • To develop the ability to work as a team player, taking the lead and learning to work collaboratively with others.
  • To maximise levels of activity for all children throughout the school day.
  • To develop children’s sportspersonship and motivation.

Children will experience two hours of high-quality PE teaching each week. Staff are supported by the Power of PE and Arena schemes of work and as well as high-quality sports coaching. Our curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and allows children to develop their skills in a range of traditional sports. The curriculum is a spiral curriculum which enables children to build on their skills as they progress through the school.  

Children are given opportunities to excel in competitive sport through our links with Plymouth Schools Sports Partnership. We offer a range of extra-curricular activities which all children are encouraged to attend. We use our Activity Tracker to record involvement in extra-curricular activities, competitions, and events. Not only do we encourage participation in competitive sports for those who excel at PE, but we also attend events for SEND children and Change 4 Life events aimed at inactive children. 

Our Play Leaders work hard to organise a range of activities at lunchtimes.

Local Clubs

Click on the link below to see a range of local sports clubs available in the Plympton area.

Plympton Sports Club Links

Plymouth School Sports Partnership

Boringdon Primary School is part of the Plymouth School Sports Partnership whose vision is to create a sustainable PE, School Sport and Physical Activity system as part of the health and wellbeing provision for all children and young people. Their mission is to positively impact on the lives of every child and young person attending partnership schools and their parents/carers through the opportunities that they provide to help them achieve more in life and at school. Together we promote the Olympic and Paralympic values of Friendship, Respect, Excellence, Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality.

School Games

Boringdon Primary School is also part of the School Games network and as such are part of a national project that aims to get more young people participating and engaged in sports and competition. For more information about the School Games please click on the hyperlink below. As part of our sports programme the PSSP run School Games events at regular intervals in the academic year to enable our young people to engage in various level of competition. For upcoming events or to read some of our blogs, please visit and search for our school.