Physical Education and Sport

At St Ann’s Well Academy, we recognise the importance of our PE curriculum to enable every child to develop physical literacy and personally grow as individuals.


Children will receive a clearly sequenced, coherent PE curriculum that enables them to know more, understand more and grow skills that built upon year on year.

Through their experience of our curriculum at our school, we intend for all pupils:

  • To develop physically to excel at a wide range of sports and physical activities
  • To personally grow to be excellent team workers, reflective thinkers and embed life-long values
  • To be confident in engaging in competitive sports and understand sportsmanship
  • To know that an active lifestyle improves our physical and mental wellbeing
  • To transition up to secondary school with confidence and knowledge in PE to make friends, enjoy sport and take up further opportunities.


Our PE curriculum aims to ensure that all children develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad & balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to be enjoyed for life. All children are provided with high quality PE, extracurricular provision, and further physical activity throughout the school day every week.

PE and Sport is taught throughout the year to all classes from Foundation to Year 6. The curriculum is dividing into two key areas: Physical Development taught through sport and Personal Development through REAL PE.


REAL PE is a scheme of work that aims to transform how PE is taught in order to include, challenge and support EVERY child. It takes a holistic approach in developing our children. Our lessons focus on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through being physically active.  Every learner develops their personal abilities through being physically active and being taught fundamental agility, balance and coordination skills. The six areas of learning are Personal, Social, Cognitive, Creative, Physical and Health and Fitness. One area is taught every half term. 


In this part of our curriculum, we aim for our children to gain a love of sport and to build habits that will stay with them for the rest of their lives. To support them to make friends, build community relationships and be confident individuals as they transition up to secondary school and into their adult lives. Through this aspect they can be taught the benefits of healthy competition and understand the importance and benefits of being fit, active and healthy.

As a school, we have chosen to focus on the following sports:

These sports have been chosen as they give opportunities for children to take part in external events, are popular amongst our children and are also taught in our feeder secondary schools.


Like with all subject areas, Foundation is where the fundamental building blocks for PE and Sport are taught. In Foundation, the children are taught PE through REAL PE scheme, outdoor provision and fundamentals in sports. In these sessions, children will:

  • Improve their strength, balance, and coordination
  • Develop their ability to move in a variety of ways
  • Know and talk about how to support their health
  • Refine a range of ball skills
  • Acquire the ability to work as a team and follow instructions

Key Stage 1 and 2

From Year 1 to Year 6, our PE and Sport Curriculum aims to develop our children’s physical skills as well as their personal skills that will enable them to be fit and active young people. Throughout the year, in the PE and Sport Curriculum children are taught PE through REAL PE and sport lessons  

In these sessions, children learn:

  • specific skills and knowledge relating to a range of sports 
  • the personal skills need to play sport in groups and develop individually as an athlete
  • simple tactics and strategies of attacking and defending
  • a knowledge of sport as a wider interest beyond school and a lifelong activity


At St Ann’s Well Academy, we want all children to leave Year 6 as confident swimmers. In Year 4 and 5, the children will take part in 10-hour two-week intensive block of swimming where they swim for one hour every day. These sessions are taught so that children can attain the National Curriculum swimming standards. Practical swimming lessons are also supported with classroom learning that explore water safety and water survival skills. Please see our Swimming Policy for more information on how swimming is taught at St Ann’s Well Academy.

Aspirations For the Future

Pupils develop an understanding of how subjects and specific skills are linked to future jobs. 

Here are some of the jobs you could aspire to do in the future:

  • A professional athlete
  • Sports Coach
  • PE Teacher
  • Gym owner, manager, or fitness trainer
  • Sport’s psychologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Sports journalist