Physical Education (PE) curriculum intent statement 


At Mareham, our PE curriculum ensures that knowledge and key skills are taught in a systematic, well-planned and progressive manner.

At Mareham, our whole curriculum is driven by:

  • creating a sense of awe and wonder – curiosity, excitement, getting children to think and enquire more
  • our place in our world - respect for living things, local, national and global knowledge and beyond, cultures, traditions, diversity
  • vocabulary – refines and enriches communication, better understanding and language

We aim to develop our children – physically, socially, mentally, culturally and spiritually – to embrace lifelong learning with a sense of awe and wonder in order to make a positive contribution to the local and wider community. We intend to equip children with skills to develop their PE knowledge through studying and practically exploring a wide variety of physical activities and pursuits. As sports-people, pupils are exposed to a wide and rich curriculum that allows them to apply new vocabulary and knowledge.

Our Christian values shape how we behave, what we say, how we build relationships and how we learn. Our PE curriculum is designed to help each child to be able to move, think and speak like a sports-person; developing independence for learning whilst achieving academically and meeting age-related expectations by the end of their primary education.

We are friendly, inclusive to all and build resilience; encouraging a positive mindset amongst our children as it is often through mistakes that we learn the most. Everyone thrives through feeling safe, confident and valued and the well-being of each and every individual is a priority.

'Live life to the full and create a better future for all.'


At Mareham, children are expected to work hard and demonstrate positive learning behaviours to maximise their own individual learning potential. We are committed to working in partnership with parents as we believe that when home and school work closely together we get the best outcomes. Lessons follow clear objectives and teachers check pupils’ understanding and knowledge, identify misconceptions accurately and provide clear, direct feedback, responding and adapting their teaching as necessary. Open discussions and questioning are used effectively throughout the curriculum.

PE is carefully planned over the long term so that pupils acquire and build on the knowledge and cultural capital they need to broaden their horizons, become healthy as well as aspirational citizens and succeed in life.

Key vocabulary is carefully chosen. This is shared and within lessons: Children are encouraged to use of key vocabulary to talk ‘like a Sports-person’.


As a Year 6 Sports-person transitioning into secondary school, we aspire that pupils not only achieve the age-appropriate standard at the end of Key Stage 2, they have begun their journey to be healthy, active citizens with an enjoyment of physical activity and are able to recognise and apply their knowledge practically. Children will know more, remember more and understand more. Children will retain prior-learning and explicitly make connections between what they have previously learned and what they are currently learning.

They are also enabled to:

  • continue to apply and develop a broad range of skills, learning how to use them effectively and appropriately and describe them using accurate vocabulary.
  • enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other through both intra-school and inter-school competitions.
  • develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
  • Become aware of the importance of physical activity to their personal wellbeing.
  • Recognise the vital part that teamwork plays in sport and its application to other aspects of life.

Sports Funding Reports

Sports Premium Impact Report 2021- 2022


Sports Coaches 2022-2023

We are pleased to announce that we have once again secured the services of JB Sports for another year. They will again be providing PE lessons and after school clubs throughout the school. They will also be providing some lunchtime clubs.