Stithians Community Primary School

Stithians Community Primary School

Inspiration - Understanding - Value - Responsibility

Stithians CP School, Church Road, Stithians, Truro, Cornwall, TR3 7DH

01209 860547

Physical Education

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Stithians School believes that physical education is fundamental to a child's development. At Stithians we provide a safe and supportive environment which allows each and every child to develop emotionally and physically. Incorporated within this is the need for us to educate the children to attain good health and habits. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and provide learning opportunities that not only inspire the children to succeed in physical education not only with key sporting skills but also to develop transferable life skills. This includes teaching the children how to cooperate as part of a team, learning how to lead and educate them around subjects such as fairness and equality in sport which we hope will become life-long values. Part of this also is to teach life skills such as learning how to swim to keep them safe as well as beach safety, which is integral in a county such as Cornwall. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all our children, not only through the sporting skills taught but also through the values and disciplines that physical education promotes.


  • Physical Education at Stithians School is based on the S.P.O.R.T. premise: success, participation, opportunity, respect and teamwork.
  • PE at Stithians School is taught by teachers, teaching assistants and a number of PE specialists who provide engaging and challenging lessons in a wide-ranging curriculum.
  • Lessons are taught on a variety of sports and activities including team games, net and wall games, bat and ball games, gymnastics, dance, outdoor education and swimming.
  • Our long term planning sets out our PE units that ensure we meet the requirements of the National Curriculum.
  • Children participate in PE each and every week with many adding more PE time due to Friday’s Curriculum Carousel.
  • Children have the opportunity to and are encouraged to participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities and sports clubs.
  • Stithians have made links with a number of outside sports clubs in the local area so children can explore sporting opportunities outside of school.
  • Each year the whole school takes part in Sports Day, bringing our school community together with parents invited to take part.
  • Competition is part of our PE Curriculum and all children get the opportunity to compete, whether that is in our school Sports Day, in inter-house tournaments organised by teachers, or in the many Penryn cluster events for a multitude of sports at Penryn College.


Children will be equipped with an understanding of what the key components to a healthy lifestyle are and why sport is important to this. They will be motivated to take part in a variety of sports and equipped to participate in competitive sport. They will be ready to take part in PE in their secondary school and hopefully grow up to live healthy and happy lives, using the skills and knowledge gained through PE.

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