Physical Education:

At Victoria Park Academy, we aim to provide a PE curriculum that is inspiring and inclusive so that all pupils achieve well and enjoy the benefits of physical activity. 

Our PE curriculum is taught through the Real PE scheme of work, which builds skills progressively from Reception to Year 6.

 Real PE develops the core areas of agility, balance, coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning. Lessons focus on developing and refining skills which are then taught in the context of games and sports.

 In year 5, in line with statutory expectations, all our children attend swimming and water-safety lessons with the aim that all of our children can:

 Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • Use a range of strokes effectively, for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.
  • Where children are unable to meet the expected standards, we provide additional catch-up lessons in Year 6.
  • Parents are encouraged to take advantage of local recreational swimming opportunities in order to give children additional swimming practice.


Through REAL PE at Victoria Park Academy children are taught to:

Set targets for themselves and compete against others, individually and as team members

Understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge others’ success

Respond to a variety of challenges in a range of physical contexts and environments

Take the initiative to lead activities and focus on improving aspects of their own performance

Discover their own aptitudes and preferences for different activities

Make informed decisions about the importance of exercise in their lives

Develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity

Develop an understanding of how to keep safe