Physical Education

At Leigh on Mendip School we aim to provide all of our children with a broad and balanced PE curriculum. We aim to improve children's fundamental skills of agility, balance and coordination and then through a range of interesting and engaging sports, develop their understanding of tactics and self-improvement.

During the time at our school the childrne will take part in inidividual and team sports, gymnastics, dance, athletics, outdoor activities and swimming. 

Our children are involved in many exciting competitions and events. We encourage both competitiveness and inclusiveness with all children being encouraged to take part in sporting events. We believe this is important for building confidence and self belief in children from an early age, which translates into all aspects of the children's lives.


Children have PE twice weely with either their class teacher or a specialist sports coach. All classes will have the opportunity to work with our coach each year. We teach many different sports in the children's PE lessons and the topics progress through the year groups to develop and build upon the children's skillset whilst they are with us at primary school.


We offer weekly swimming lessons acorss the school, this year starting in Year 2.The aim of these is to ensure water safety and basic skills. These lessons are tailored to the children's needs and are taught by fully qualified swimming instructors at our local community pool in Midsomer Norton.  

PE is taught as a discrete subject with links made to other subjects where appropriate.

Our overview for PE ensures that PE knowledge and skills are built upon progressively as children move through the school.

Please click on the links below for the overviews in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 2


We have also recently started to use Get Set 4 PE across the school which will be embedded during the year.