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The PE curriculum

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What are the aims of teaching PE?

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should 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.


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.


How is the National Curriculum covered in PE?

At Bramley St Peter’s, we are proud of the PE provision we offer for our children. PE is taught by a combination of class teachers and external coaches who provide specific coaching in different sports.


We make use of off-site provision through Leeds West Academy’s climbing wall and Bramley Baths.  


As part of the Bramley Cluster, and wider West Leeds network, we access a wide range of competitive activities where children are inspired to succeed and excel in competitive sport. Throughout the year, children from Key Stage 1 and 2 are invited to partake in these tournaments. These cover a wide range of sport-specific and multi-sport elements.


We have a wide range of lunchtime and after school clubs run by a combination of outside coaches and school staff. Our school runs clubs for football, rugby, cheerleading, gymnastics, netball, rounders, athletics, basketball and tennis. We also look to offer a range of one-off clubs such as canoeing and kayaking and free-running.


What skills are covered during lessons?

During curriculum lessons, children receive PE teaching across the academic year in the core areas of dance, gymnastics, games (this is split into invasion, striking and fielding and net and wall games in KS2), athletics, outdoor and adventurous activities and swimming. Children learn skills progressively throughout their time at Bramley St Peter’s and have many opportunities during lessons to put these skills into practice, through smaller, shorter, adapted games when in the younger years, and develop into longer, more recognisable sporting games in the upper end of KS2. Children are encouraged to perform in dance and gymnastics and we are developing the use of ICT in our lessons.


As well as learning the skills specific to PE, children learn many other vital skills during their PE lessons – perseverance, working as part of a team, leading a team, being able to constructively comment on their own and others’ performances and being able to follow specific instructions.


How is progression achieved?

We have a long term plans in place for Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2. We work closely with Mr Anderson from Leeds West Academy, Primary Sports UK and Leeds Rhinos to support all children across school. This year we will be focusing on supporting Gifted and Talented and inactive children by providing skill appropriate Physical Education, Activity and Sport opportunities .