Physical Education

Intent, Implementation and Impact – PE Curriculum 2021/2022

Curriculum Intent: ‘An inspiring community of happy, lifelong learners.’ 


At St Newlyn East Learning Academy, the Physical Education curriculum is designed with the PURPOSE of developing physical literacy and a love of movement at primary level, with a focus on leadership skills, health and wellbeing. We are aware that children need to be well enough to learn in the classroom and beyond, therefore repositioning negative stereotypes about PE is essential.

We are PASSIONATE about how a child’s early experiences within Physical Education can impact life- long participation. We therefore offer children opportunities to develop memories and fundamental movement skills in an environment where all children feel included, valued, challenged and supported.

This is a school philosophy that is built on the National curriculum with the support of REAL PE, putting physical activity, emotional, social and thinking skills into practise with the learner being at the centre of everything that is done.


As a school, we are PASSIONATE about ensuring our pupils are equipped with the necessary skills to succeed at secondary school. Considering this, we aim to ensure that all pupils have been equipped with the knowledge, physical skill sets, thinking and emotional skills required to succeed in Physical Education at secondary school.


We are committed to ensuring all children get the opportunity to take part in Physical activity with other schools in the local area. By taking advantage of the Newquay Sports Partnership (involving local secondary schools), children are able to take part in either participation level events or competitive fixtures focusing on the values of sportsmanship and fair play.


From foundation upwards, we use REAL PE as a cohesive scheme of work addressing the statutory aspects of the National Curriculum. REAL PE scheme overview. We are confident all areas of the curriculum are met as the design of REAL PE provides a clear progression of skills, activities and experiences to ensure physically literate children. Children are able to build on fundamental movement skills whilst developing socially, cognitively, creatively, personally and developing a level of fitness required to PERSERVERE and thrive both inside and outside the classroom.  


The impact of our PE curriculum will also be measured by how effectively it contributes towards helping our pupils develop into, ‘Happy and inspired lifelong learners…’ who embody PERSEVERANCE AND PASSION and carry with them the knowledge, skills, and attitudes which will make them valuable future citizens. Progress is measured through regular teacher assessments, learning completed during PE lesson children having the stamina to learn both in and outdoors and taking advantage of local sports club links.

The overall impact of our PE curriculum is that when children leave St Newlyn East Learning Academy, they will have a PASSION for Physical Education, health and wellbeing. The children will have developed the personal competencies needed in their journeys through secondary school and understand PE is about enhancing lifelong skills.



October 2021
Tretherras Netball Festival
It was great to take a group of Year 6 children to Tretherras to compete against several other primary schools. For the children, it was the first time they had competed in competitive netball. The children all managed to pick up the key responsibilities for the different positons, worked as a team and showed brilliant sportsmanship. They couldn't wait to ask when the next tournament was when it had finsihed.
Football Vs Bishops
On Monday we welcomed Bishops C of E learning academy to SNELA to host the first of a reguarly afternoon of football fixures. Over 40 children took part and improved their football skills in a competitive situation. For some, this was the first time they had experienced being a memeber of a sporting team. It was brilliant to see so many children playing with a smile on their face and encouraging each other! Well done to everyone who took part.
Treviglas Basketall Festival
A huge thanks to the sports leaders from Treviglas who ran this event! For all of the children from St Newlyn East, it was the first time that they had taken part in any sort of organised basketball. The teamwork, encouragement and enjoyment on their faces was fantastic to see. Each game, the squad of 8 children were able to develop and experiment with new basketball skills while chanting and cheering each other on! You were a credit to SNELA.