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Physical Education and Design Technology


At Priestley, we believe a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We 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.

Wherever possible, PE will be delivered weekly and be supported through partnerships within our local community (Up and Under Sports and Kingsbury Green Sports Partnership being two providers). National initiatives, such as Chance to Shine, are also delivered in partnership with Wiltshire Cricket. We have strong links with Calne Tennis and Calne RFC and both sports are coached during the school year.


The national curriculum for physical education 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.

Useful Websites

KS1 Physical Education - BBC Bitesize

KS2 Physical Education - BBC Bitesize

Physical Education - BBC Bitesize

PE Ideas To Do At Home

Monopoly Board     Monopoly Log Sheet     Monopoly Explanation Sheet

Snakes & Ladders Board     Snakes & Ladders Activity Sheet 


Design and technology at Priestley encourages pupils to use creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts and within a designed criteria in which they may consider their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Pupils acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. They learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens. Through the evaluation of past and present design and technology, they develop a critical understanding of its impact on daily life and the wider world. At Priestley we hope pupils will be able to make an essential contribution in the future to the creativity, culture, wealth and well-being of the nation.


Termly planning intends to cover the aims of the DT curriculum: Design, Make, Evaluate, Technical Knowledge and Cooking & Nutrition. 


Please see termly class subject mapping for specific coverage. This is sent to parents by email and can also be found on the Parent information section of the Website.


Useful website for DT:

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