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At Flitcham Primary Academy, we recognise the value of Physical Education (P.E). We fully adhere to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all children: 

  • 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 
  • Learn vital skills prior to playing matches 
  • Challenged according to their skills 
  • Encouraged to play as a team and use morale boosting language with their peers 


P.E. at Flitcham Primary Academy is an area of learning in its own right as well as integrated where possible with other curriculum areas (dance for show performances or topic based learning). It is taught for two sessions per week wherever possible. 

We teach lessons so that children: 

  • Have fun and experience success in sport 
  • Have the opportunity to participate in P.E at their own level of development 
  • Secure and build on a range of skills 
  • Develop good sporting attitudes 
  • Understand basic rules 
  • Experience positive competition (competitions include: netball, hockey, cross country, tag rugby, football for girls, athletics, badminton and tennis) 
  • Learn in a safe environment 
  • Have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving primary school as physically active. 
  • In EYFS especially, we strive to incorporate it into our everyday activities. 


P.E is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where the children have access to a wide range of activities in the belief that if taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to have a physically active life. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. At Flitcham Primary Academy, we provide opportunities for children 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 sportsmanship, teamwork, enjoyment fairness and respect. Competitors are always celebrated in whole school assemblies; they are given the chance to share their experience verbally with their peers and receive certificates for their greatly appreciated efforts. Our Physical Education display board in the main school is constantly updated and documented with photos/details of the latest competitions and teams. This reflects our positive attitude towards sporting activities within our school and delivers the message that it is regarded as important as all other subjects taught at Flitcham Primary Academy. Children are given regular opportunities to compete through the West Norfolk Sports Partnership. 

In 2021/2022 62.5% Year 6 achieved 25m swimming. 

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Flitcham Church of England Primary Academy
Church Road, Flitcham
Norfolk PE31 6BU