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PE Curriculum Coverage - Years One to Six


Why teach PE?

A high-quality PE curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It provides opportunities for children to become physically confident, as well as supporting their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and embed values such as fairness and respect.  Our team leader for PE is Sophie Lembo and the link governor is Wayne Nuttall.



The National Curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all children:

  • 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


Key Stage One

Children are taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns


Key Stage Two

Children are taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best


Swimming and water safety

Throughout Years 3 and 4, children receive, in total, a years' programme of swimming lessons, delivered by qualified instructors.  During these sessions the children are taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations



We work closely with the Worksop Family of Schools within the Bassetlaw Sports Partnership to provide opportunities for pupils of all ages to participate in sporting festivals and competitions and currently hold the Gold Award!

In addition to this, our Year 5 children are trained Sports Leaders and organise sports and games for KS1 and KS2 at lunchtimes. 

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