The Links Primary School


The Subject Leader for PE is Mrs J Montgomery.

PE Statement of Intent

At The Links Primary School, we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles. Every year group has 2 timetabled sessions of PE per week. The intent of our PE curriculum is to provide all children with high quality PE and sport provision. It is our vision for every pupil to succeed and achieve their potential as well as to lead physically active lifestyles. We strive to inspire our pupils through fun and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. We want our pupils to appreciate the benefits of a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Through our teaching of PE, we will provide opportunities for pupils to develop values and transferrable life skills such as fairness and respect as well as providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive sport. We aim to enrich our children’s experience of PE by providing a wide variety of learning experiences both inside and outside of the school setting to broaden every individual’s learning. A varied curriculum is in place to support this, with activities including: dance, athletics, gymnastics, games, swimming and water safety and outdoor adventure activities


It is our aim at The Links Primary School to develop and encourage:

  • Competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, developing and exploring physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination.
  • Children who are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engagement in competitive sports and activities
  • Children to lead healthy, active lives 
  • Children to work and play with others in a range of group situations.
  • Develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities.
  • Show children how to improve the quality and control of their performance.
  • Teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise.
  • Develop the children’s enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination.
  • Develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.
  • Assess pupils learning, analyse and interpret the results to inform future planning and lessons.

School Sports Premium Funding

The Government is providing each primary school throughout England with additional funding which is to be spent on improving the sports provision within schools. At The Links Primary School, we believe a high quality PE curriculum should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum and one that staff, pupils and parents understand and can contribute to.  Our school recognises the values that a high quality PE and school sport curriculum gives pupils.

School Games                                                                                          

We have been awarded the School Games Gold Award in recognition of:

  • our school’s provision for pupils to engage in 2 hours of sporting activities per week;
  • that we engage over 20% of pupils in extra curricular sport;
  • that we provide appropriate competition level (through inter school activities)

Please click on the image below to see curriculum coverage across the school.

Click on the images below to see how PE is planned across the school.