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Howe Dell Primary School


PE Subject Intent

To develop children's physical competencies, build confidence in their ability and build the foundations for a lifelong love of sport, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

At Howe Dell Primary School, our PE curriculum aims to inspire all children to be active and have a love for sport. The children learn to show resilience and determination to learn new skills.


We ensure the requirements of the PE National Curriculum are progressively covered through a range of sports and activities. We deliver a varied PE curriculum, which is supported through our GetSet4Pe scheme. S.E.T skills are something we ensure are taught in our PE lessons as we know that the social, emotional and thinking skills in a physical activity/game, are skills that are needed for life.

In EYFS and KS1 we focus on the development of fundamental skills needed for specific sports, both indoor and outdoor. This allows pupils to be well-equipped for their physical education lessons in KS2 where they will then apply these skills in a range of games.

As it is a statutory requirement that all children can swim 25 metres by the end of Year 6, Year 3 children have two terms of swimming, which is aimed at developing their basic swimming skills.

As the children develop, it is our intention to encourage a lifelong love of physical activity and sport. This will help them live a healthy and active lifestyle. As a school, encourage all children to participate in at least 30 minutes of physical activity per day, in addition to two hours of PE lessons per week. A range of extra-curricular clubs are available where maximum participation and enjoyment are encouraged, especially in something they may not have taken part in before.


  • Howe Dell Primary School
  • The Runway, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 9AH
  • 01707 263291