Florence Melly Community Primary School
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“Exercise is the key to not only physical health but to peace of mind” Nelson Mandela

At Florence Melly we are athletes! We want our children to love physical education and sport. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be personal trainers, nutritionists, sports journalist or gold medal winners.

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils 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 fairness and respect. National Curriculum (2013)

Bringing Physical Education Alive at Florence Melly!

We often use the vibrancy of Liverpool as a vehicle  to enrich pupils’ time in our school with memorable and unforgettable experiences, trips, lessons and clubs. Here are just a few examples of how we have brought our PE curriculum alive this year:

  • Talk about a once in a lifetime opportunity! Thanks to the LFC Foundation and Nike, a handful of our pupils were taken down to St. George’s Park – the home of the England National Team – for a unique experience! Our pupils saw the Prime Minister enter the building to celebrate the awarding of the 2028 European Football Championship to the UK but there was much more excitement to come. The children were able to observe the England Men’s team train under the guidance of Gareth Southgate, before being taken to speak with former Arsenal and England star Paul Merson about his life as a footballer. To cap off a wonderful the day, the children then got to meet and greet some of the superstars of English football including Jack Grealish, Jordan Pickford and Jude Bellingham. What a magical experience and we cannot thank everyone involved enough for making it happen!

Our PE Policy

Please take a few minutes to read through our PE policy, created by our PE Lead, Mrs Dentith. If you have any questions or concerns about any aspect of this policy or our approach to physical eduction, please get in touch: t.dentith@fmp.liverpool.sch.uk.

Our PE Curriculum Rationale

PE Subject Characteristics

Physical Education subject specific characteristics, which we expect the children to demonstrate, have been developed and shared with all stakeholders. These characteristics underpin all work in PE and form a focal point for display areas and provide a common subject specific vocabulary for staff and pupils.

At Florence Melly, we are Athletes. We have…

  • The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.
  • The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
  • High levels of physical fitness.
  • A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
  • The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
  • The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
  • Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
  • A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
  • The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.

Key Physical Education Documentation

Please use the links below to access our key documentation.

PE Curriculum Map

PE Cumulative End Goals

PE Vocabulary Progression

Celebrating PE on Social Media

Recent PE Initiatives/Key Actions at Florence Melly 

At Florence Melly, we implement many initiatives to promote Physical Education. This year, these have included:

At Florence Melly Community Primary School, we are ATHLETES!