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Mersea Island School


Why do we teach PE at Mersea Island School? 


At Mersea Island School, we endeavour to provide all our children with an inclusive, high-quality physical education so that they may become competent and confident sportspeople.


We aim to develop our children’s physical literacy through the implementation of a creative and progressive curriculum with these six core values at the heart of everything we do: determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-belief and teamwork.  


It is also important for us at Mersea Island School that we promote the benefits of physical activity for our mental and physical well-being. We understand that being physically active not only improves our health, but can also have a dramatic impact on our learning. Regular physical activity helps to improve concentration, relieve stress and build confidence – all qualities we would want to see in our children.



“Physical Literacy can be described as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding that provides children with the movement foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity. Enabling them to be physically literate supports their development as competent, confident and healthy movers.”

                                                                        Primary School Physical Literacy Framework

Curriculum Overview and Progression