Crofton Junior School

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42 Slack Lane,
Wakefield WF4 1HJ

01924 863981

Crofton Junior School

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  1. Curriculum Information
  2. Approaches to Physical Education

Approaches to Physical Education

Physical Education Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement


At Crofton Juniors, we believe that every child should be given the opportunity to participate in physical activity on a regular basis, become more physically confident and develop a love for PE and sport. By providing a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for all to enjoy, our Physical Education aims to ensure that all pupils develop the fundamental skills and competence to excel in a wide range of physical activities and sports.

We strive to deliver two hours of quality PE a week which enables children to learn the importance of leading a healthy and active lifestyle, improves emotional well-being and develops their decision making and evaluation skills. Our PE units of work aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will always strive to achieve their best.

Furthermore, we provide the children with regular opportunities to compete in a variety of intra (within school) and inter (outside school) competitions. Each half term, every child will experience the element of competitive sport, which will foster their confidence, communication and team work skills, as well as deepening their understanding of concepts such as respect, sportsmanship and fair play. Not only are these skills important for PE and sport, they are vital in every day life and they will prepare our children for success in the outside world.  

Our mission is to further improve and increase the quality and quantity of high-quality PE for pupils, to show how PE can enhance pupils’ attainment and achievement and to create pathways for them to continue to be active outside of school and leave Crofton Juniors “Sport Ready”. We are continuing to develop our links with outside agencies and clubs which will help to generate positive interaction within the community.


PE is taught twice weekly each half term, each year group has two different units of PE with the exception of Summer 2, which has a focus on Athletics.

Through the Get Set PE scheme of work, we have ensured that children will develop the skills needed to participate in a range of physical activities and sports. Units of work taught in Year 3 and 4 will be built upon, where appropriate, in Year 5 and 6 to ensure the children are progressively developing and mastering the skills and knowledge so that they know more, learn more and remember more.

Lessons will be differentiated where necessary to ensure that all children are being challenged, are successful and make progress within the units of work.


Impact of PE will be demonstrated through lesson observations and drop-ins, reference to the Get Set for PE assessment criteria and Chris Quigley Milestones and performance in both intra and inter school competitions. 

As children progress throughout the school, they will develop their skills and deep knowledge of the different aspects of the PE curriculum, as well as developing their social, emotional and thinking skills. This ensures that they are well prepared for the next steps of their education.


All children will leave Crofton Juniors with an understanding about the importance of PE, physical activity and sport, understand how exercise affects the body and the risk factors associated with not leading a healthy, active lifestyle.

The impact of the curriculum is monitored through a combination of discussions with pupils and staff and lesson observations in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of the quality of the curriculum and highlight areas for further development.