Physical Education

At Seton Community Primary School, we believe in the importance of physical education in promoting a healthy and active lifestyle among our students. Our PE curriculum is designed to align with the English Primary National Curriculum, providing our students with a comprehensive range of activities and experiences that cater to their individual needs and interests.

Our dedicated team of teachers are committed to creating a positive and inclusive learning environment where every student can thrive and develop their physical abilities. We aim to instil a love for physical activity, sportsmanship, and teamwork, while also emphasizing the significance of maintaining a healthy body and mind.

Key elements of our PE curriculum include:

Fundamental Movement Skills: We focus on developing fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, throwing, and catching. These skills provide a solid foundation for students to engage in a variety of physical activities and sports.

Health and Fitness: We place a strong emphasis on promoting health and fitness among our students. Through a combination of exercises, games, and activities, we aim to improve their cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and overall fitness levels.

Sports and Games: Our curriculum includes a wide range of sports and games to cater to different interests and abilities. Students have the opportunity to explore and participate in team sports, individual sports, and traditional games, fostering a spirit of competition, fair play, and sportsmanship.

Outdoor Education: We recognize the benefits of outdoor education in developing resilience, problem-solving skills, and an appreciation for nature. Our curriculum includes outdoor activities and adventure-based learning experiences, providing students with opportunities to explore the great outdoors while developing important life skills.

Personal Development: Physical education is not just about physical fitness; it also plays a crucial role in the personal and social development of our students. We aim to foster positive self-esteem, leadership qualities, teamwork, and communication skills through collaborative activities and group projects.

PE Sports Premium

At Seton Community Primary school, we strive to ensure that all children have access to a high quality PE curriculum. Each year, school receives additional funding to support this and build sustainability for PE in the future.

The 5 key areas that this funding is aimed at developing are:

  1. The engagement of all pupils in 30 minutes of regular physical activity
  2. The profile of PEESPA being raised across the school as a tool for whole school development.
  3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
  4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
  5. Increased participation in competitive sport.

The funding received by school in the 2022/23 academic year has been broken down, showing how the funding has been spent to support each key indicator. A full summary of how the funding has been allocated can be found here: Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sports Premium.


Our Curriculum

In PE lessons children are taught a range of skills which build on previous knowledge and learning. These skills are taught and applied to a range of different sports, allowing children to explore and develop an interest in a range of areas of sport. Troughout all of the PE lessons, the STEP (Space, Task, Equipment, People) principle is applied to any activity taking place. This allows teachers and children to adapt any activity to make it suitable, yet challenging for all children taking part. Also by using the STEP principle, children can strive to work towards mastering different skills and compete against themselves to improve in any aspect of sport.

Inter-School Sports Competitions

As well as engaging in weekly PE lessons, the children at Seton also have access to various competitions hosted at different locations in Whitby. The children participate in competitions against other children from local schools in a range of different sporting events. So far this year we have taken part in:


Autumn Term
KS1 Multi Skills
Cross Country
KS2 Multi Skills
Boys Football
Tag Rugby
Cross Country
Sports Hall Athletics
KS2 Basketball
Inclusive Dodgeball