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Curriculum Intent

PE teaching at Wirksworth Juniors aims not only to teach sport specific skills, but also helps to develop knowledge and understanding of how to lead a healthy lifestyle, build on basic fundamental movement skills, and life skills such as: leadership and communication and sportsmanship.

Within a pupil’s school journey, we aim for every child if they wish to, to have the opportunity to represent Wirksworth Juniors at a sporting event


Curriculum Implementation 

All children will have access to two PE lessons per week, with their class teacher totalling two hours. The lessons will be a mixture of sport specific skills, outdoor adventurous activities, forest school sessions and a 10-week block of swimming lessons for year 4s.

Our PE lessons are planned and progress each week, building on prior skills and knowledge. With an athletics block working towards an end of year celebration of sports day.

Medium term plans, long term plans and progression maps are used to help teachers feel secure with their subject knowledge

Assessments are carried out through self-assessment and teacher assessment at the end of each unit of work, and through weekly mini assessments. This data helps the teacher to know how confident children are within the subject.


Curriculum Impact

Monitoring will take place through each half term

Each class teacher will be observed throughout the year and have the opportunity to work with PE coordinator if they wish to build confidence and skills.

The PE coordinator will hold pupil talks throughout the year to gather their views about PE teaching.



At WJS we believe that every child has the right to have the opportunity to represent the school (if they wish) in one of the many extracurricular sports activities we participate in, both inside and outside school.


We also work closely with our feeder school Anthony Gell Comprehensive school. Below is a document listing dates and events taking place at Anthony Gell. These events are organised in association with Rural Derbyshire School Sport Partnership. For more information about R.D.S.S.P please click here.


To see the long term plan for PE please follow the link to our Guerrilla Curriculum Long-Term Plan.

Our PE long term plan

PE Vocabulary

School Swimming lessons. 


All of our children will have the opportunity to swimming lessons when they are in year 4. 


Each class will have access to lessons for 10 weeks. 


Girls should wear a swimsuit with hair tied back, boys should wear swim shorts. All children are required to wear a swimming cap. Goggles are not required.

Definitions of PESSPA to support Sports Premium

Websites to support the PE curriculum