A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.

The PE Curriculum Intent at LCA

At Lincoln Carlton Academy, we believe that Physical Education should be experienced in a safe, supportive yet competitive environment, as this is essential to children’s development both mentally and physically. In turn, we recognise the role that PE plays in promoting a long-term, sustainable, healthy lifestyle that is both enjoyable and fulfilling. As a school we strive to deliver a high-quality curriculum that provides teaching and learning opportunities to inspire children. We will support every child, regardless of their needs, to develop a passion for PE and a healthy lifestyle through well sequenced lessons, incorporating opportunities for children to revisit skills that they have learnt in previous year groups. We encourage children to collaborate, and to develop their team building skills, ready for them to become active and successful citizens in society. We aim to provide them with tools to help keep them safe, such as being able to swim. In addition to this, we aim to provide opportunities for children to compete in sport and other activities to build resilience and confidence and embed other values such as teamwork, fairness, and respect.

How will this be implemented?

PE at Lincoln Carlton Academy provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming, and outdoor & adventure. We use a variety of teaching and learning styles with the main aim to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding. We do this through a mixture of whole class teaching and paired or group activities. Teachers use positive reinforcement and children as performance models, which in turn helps the children to evaluate their own work as well as the work of their peers.

We have invested our Primary Sports Premium money in the PE scheme GetSet4PE – this scheme includes small steps ensuring that each step/skill is embedded and revisited as the children progress from Early Years Foundation Stage all the way through to year 6. Alongside this, we work with our local secondary schools, school games organiser and local authority to ensure that all areas of the curriculum are met. Pupils participate in two, well-sequenced PE lessons per week, including one hour of swimming in lower Key Stage Two. We also provide a 6-week block of swimming lessons for those in year 6 who have not been able to meet national curriculum requirements. The curriculum planning in PE is carried out in three phases (long-term, medium term and short-term). The long-term planning maps out the PE activities covered in each term during the year. This is devised using previous year’s coverage and in line with the competition calendar.

Year 5 and 6 children are invited to put their names forward for sports captains and play leaders. As a new school this helps to develop sporting role models for children in younger year groups, assisting with lunchtime clubs and helping with other events that we put on as a school (such as sports day and after school competitive matches). After school clubs are welcomed here at Lincoln Carlton Academy, we offer both team (competitive), and non-competitive (skill based) clubs. each evening per week. Children in key Stage Two are encouraged to attend sporting events within the wider community, this helps build links and relationships with other children in other schools.

PE Curriculum Impact

When children move on from Lincoln Carlton Academy, they will be healthy, resilient learners who demonstrate understanding and oneness, not just in PE, but in all aspects of school life. Children will know how to take responsibility for their own health, both mentally and physically and use PE and sport to relax and enjoy the success of competitive sports. With all of this in place, children will leave Lincoln Carlton Academy growing up to live a happy and healthy life, utilising the skills and knowledge that has been acquired through PE.


LCA Physical Education Curriculum 2022 - 2023 [ PDF, 1.62 MB ]
Find out the knowledge that is taught in each year group and how this progresses across subsequent year groups and Key Stages.