Heathrow Primary School

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Heathrow Primary School, Harmondsworth Lane, Sipson, West Drayton, Middlesex, UB7 0JQ

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Heathrow Primary School


At Heathrow Primary School, our aim is to provide a P.E curriculum which enables each child to reach their full potential. It provides opportunities to experience a wide range of both team and individual sports which improve both their physical and social skills. P.E is a vital part of young development, teaching communication, leadership, problem solving and many movement and coordination skills. At Heathrow Primary, it is taken very seriously and the students are expected to not show complacency when learning but to strive and push for further development. To reach beyond what they believe they are capable of and to work collaboratively to ensure the success of their peers.

Outdoor lessons are taught by a P.E specialist whilst indoor lessons are led by the class teacher and cover dance and gymnastics. Our dance and gymnastics lessons follow the Get Set 4 P.E curriculum which develops fundamental movement skills.


At Heathrow Primary we offer regular swimming as part of our P.E curriculum. We offer swimming to pupils throughout Year 3 and then in Year 6, for any pupils who require additional support, as we recognise that for the majority of our children our lessons are their first experience of being taught to swim and being comfortable in and around water. The lessons are designed to improve children’s water safety, confidence and competence in both a pool and open water with the goal of leaving school being able to swim unaided at least 25m.

Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Heathrow Primary not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the fundamental values and disciplines that PE promotes. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our desired impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.



At Heathrow Primary our intention is for our P.E curriculum to start with a base grounded in the Early Years Framework and National Curriculum. Whilst using this as a basis for knowledge and skills, it is our intention that our school curriculum exceeds this. Our provision is enhanced through effective use of the sports funding focussed on the five key indicators. It aims to provide a greater range of opportunities for children in order to allow them to become physically literate and excel in their physical development. Through our P.E progression grid and long term planning, we aim to develop children into individuals that are competent and confident in a wide range of co-operative and competitive activities. Teaching and Learning builds on the progression made across all year groups from Reception to Year 6 and aims to develop children who can communicate using vocabulary associated with Physical Education. The teaching and learning is personalised through medium term planning which uses a range of schemes and teachers’ own professional judgement. Subsequently, it is our aim that when children leave our school they will leave with a lifelong love of being active, an understanding of how to lead an active and healthy lifestyle both physically and mentally as well as having a core basis of skills in Physical Education.



We implement our P.E curriculum through a variety of strategies. We offer high quality modelling, opportunities for children to both ask and answer questions, provide scaffolds in our teaching and allow for independent practice time within lessons.  Our core P.E lessons offer two hours of high quality P.E taught by highly qualified teachers in school and is supplemented with specialists throughout the year. Within these lessons, our teachers model appropriate vocabulary, unlocking previous learning through reviews and recaps which unlock previously taught knowledge and skills. We have high quality extra-curricular learning after school. Children have the opportunity to join many clubs in order to learn new skills and develop a wide range of transferable lifetime skills.



The impact of our P.E curriculum will be measured in the children’s levels of health and well-being. Through our pupil voice we will demonstrate children who have developed physically and are able to discuss Physical Education using appropriate vocabulary. We will see children who are active for longer parts of their day and then want to continue this into later life. Our outcomes will see children taking greater responsibility for their learning in P.E and achieving, more children joining extra-curricular clubs and a higher proportion of children will represent our school in Inter-school competitions.