Physical Education
Sport is 'championed' at Blackwater School by Mrs. Evison.
Physical Education at Blackwater
Curriculum Intent

A high quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.  It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way, which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


Through Physical Education, we aim to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing confidence and competence in a range of physical activities. We aim to improve health and well-being, promote active participation and lifelong learning, and for each child to fulfil their potential.


The national curriculum for PE aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives


At Blackwater, we aim to ensure that the children’s experience of Physical Education is positive and motivating and that children’s attitudes to a healthy lifestyle are firmly embedded in our curriculum.

Please see our Sports Premium page (under Statutory information) for historic sports premium funding. 
Progression of Vocabulary 
For every subject, there is a progression of vocabulary document so we know what are the key words that children need to know about for each subject. 
This helps us make sure that the children can articulate each sport successfully. 
Here is an example of the Athletics Vocabulary Progression document
Progression of Key Skills 
These documents ensure that the skills for each sport are taught in the right order and all the skills are covered at the right age groups. 
Here is an example of the progression of skills for athletics. 
Knowledge Organisers
For each sport for each year group, there is a Knowledge Organiser which embeds  what the knowledge, skills and vocabulary are important for that half term of learning. 
Here is an example of the Tennis Year 1 Knowledge Organiser. 
If you would like to find out more about this curriculum area, please email Mrs. Evison on