Physical Education


At Merton Bank Primary School we teach Physical Education (PE) through units of lessons focusing on developing skills in different areas of sport in accordance with the National Curriculum.

The National Curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all pupils;

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy and active lives

PE lessons across the school are structured in a similar way. We work in conjunction with coaches from Premier Sport to ensure high quality lessons are delivered to all pupils whilst also increasing staff subject knowledge.

  1. The first sessions focus on developing skill development.
  2. Teachers will then co-plan and teach with the coach.
  3. Towards the end of a unit, children should start to use the skills they have required in games or performances.
  4. In Key Stage 2 children will be given the opportunity to take part in swimming lessons.

Assessing PE at Merton Bank 

Teachers and the coach will give verbal feedback during lessons. Children are also asked to self and peer-assess throughout a lesson. Formal assessments are completed using Premier Sports assessment grid. The four key areas of assessment are;

  • Physical competence
  • Active and healthy
  • Reflection
  • Engagement
  • Teachers also use Otrack to assess children in specific areas of sport, general skills and attitudes.

PE Subject Leader- Mrs I Milburn 



Academic Year 2017-2018- 97% of Year 6 pupils passed their 25 metre swimming assessment.