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We follow the National Curriculum for Physical Education 2014

The National Curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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.


At Key Stage 1 the National Curriculum sets out a programme of study for games, gymnastic activities and dance. At Key Stage 2 six areas of activity are taught: games, gymnastics, dance, athletics, outdoor education and swimming.


Our objectives in PE are to develop physical skills, co-ordination and self-awareness; to give experience of competitive teamwork and to encourage lasting habits for healthy recreational enjoyment. Our PE curriculum is broad, covering each area of activity comprehensively, and is well supported by extra-curricular activities. We also use the nearby Port Regis School sports facilities to enhance our curriculum.

Every child gets the opportunity to take part in competitive sports through PE and house team competitions. Our best sportsmen and women, including the gifted and talented are selected to represent the school in various local tournaments and galas.

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PE and Sports News and Events

Year 1 created different balances and movements to tell a story.

We are through to the next round of the Davison Cup. Well done Motcombe!

Well done to the Year 5 and 6 girls cricket team! We competed in the county finals and came 11th in Dorset!

Mini Olympics! Thank you to the teachers and students of Gillingham school for organising this for us.

Congratulations to our tag rugby team! They spent the day in Bournemouth at the Dorset finals and came home with gold medals! We are all very proud of our team and how they showed the 'spirit of the games' values of determination, passion, teamwork, honesty and respect.

We all enjoyed our tennis taster sessions this week.

Motcombe tag rugby team came 2nd at the North Dorset tournament today! Well done!

Meet our new sports ambassadors!

Our ambassadors plan to:

  • ​Increase participation  in sport and healthy lifestyles at Motcombe,
  • Promote the positive values of sport,
  • Role model advocating PE and school sport,
  • Be the pupil voice on PE and sport available at Motcombe.
Well done to all the children who took part in the House swimming Gala! Congratulations to Elm who won the event this time! 

Year 5 went sailing at the Andrew Simpson Sailing Academy in Portland.

Year 5 Altitude Day!

A Year 5 sport ambassador led our 'Fit Friday' morning aerobics this week. It was great fun!

Congratulations to Elm House for winning sports day this year!

We all thoroughly enjoyed sports day. Well done to everyone who took part.

Motcombe girls team came 3rd in the North Dorset Competition today. Well done!

The athletics team enjoyed competing at the Quadkids event today.

Our cricket team enjoyed competing at the Kwik Cricket competition. We were proud to win two of our matches.

Year 4 had a fantastic day at the Shaftesbury area tennis festival. It was a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and compete in the tournament in the afternoon.

Gymnastic sessions at Port Regis have been enormous fun for our Ducklings children and many new skills have been learnt.

A huge congratulations to our tag rugby team for coming third in Dorset. A superb result for our small school. We played with determination and team work and then got to meet Abi Chamberlain, the England sevens rugby captain. She chatted to us all, signed our shirts, let us hold her England rugby caps and try on her England rugby shirt. A proud day for all.

Sport Ambassadors Lunch Club is offered to KS1 pupils and is planned, resourced and delivered by our amazing KS2 sports leaders.

Tennis coaching

Huge congratulations to our football team who came third in the small schools county tournament. Excellent team work and sportsmanship!

A super result again! Well done team for winning bronze at the North Dorset Small Schools Football Tournament. Such a closely played tournament with penalty shoot outs to decide final positions. We look forward to the next round at County level.

Congratulations to all our tag rugby players who walked away with a gold medal and a trophy for winning the North Dorset Rugby Tournament. We are very proud of you all for your team spirit and respect for each other and the game.

Competing in the Davison Cup made us pull together and work hard as a team, particularly in defence. Excellent goal keeping today, you made us proud.

What a super start to the season. Fabulous team work and great play resulted in a 2-2 draw against St. Gregory's. The penalty shoot out at the end was nail biting but we managed to just pip them at the post. Roll on next week!

Four Year five pupils attended the North Dorset Primary Leadership Academy and worked towards becoming Bronze Ambassadors. The focus was on being committed leaders and volunteers to promote sport and healthy lifestyles and to be good role models advocating PE and school sport.

Well done Oak for winning Sports Day 2015. Here are a few photographs of the races!

Well done to Oak house for winning the House Swimming Gala 2015

Four of our pupils attended a leadership training day at the secondary school.

North Dorset Schools Galas

Well done to all our swimmers who took part in the Year 5 and 6 gala at St Mary's and the year 4 gala at Clayesmore. We await the published times to see if any of our swimmers qualified for further events.

Swimming Gala

Well done to our school swimming teams from years 4, 5 and 6 for our recent 2nd place in the gala with St Gregory's and St George's.


Tag Rugby Team

Well done to our tag rugby team for winning their Shaftesbury Area tournament and qualifying for the North Dorset event. Well done to the team who went on to come second in the North Dorset tournament, losing to Sherborne Abbey in the final. We look forward to the next round later this academic year to be held in Bournemouth.

Swimming Gala against Milton on Stour

Well done to all our year 4,5 and 6 who took part in the swimming gala and congratulations on your team win.

Swimming Gala against St Gregory's Primary School

Well done to all our children in years 4, 5 and 6 for their fantastic swimming and team work in our gala on 7th October. It was great to see 24 of our school children taking part in a swimming gala, cheering on their team mates and winning a number of races. We look forward to more swimming galas soon.

Shaftesbury Area Football Mini Tournament

Well done to our team of 10 Year 5 and 6 footballers who took part in the first of our area mini tournaments. We won 2 games and lost the third but qualified for a final game, which we drew 0-0. Unfortunately we lost on penalties! Keep up the good team work.

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