Kirkbymoorside Primary School

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School Curriculum - PE


Our pupils will successfully be able to develop practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle. They will be able to demonstrate aspiration, confidence and independence as they develop into citizens of the future.

Being a Kirkbymoorside Sportsperson means that pupils learn:

· The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.

· The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.

· High levels of physical fitness.

· A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly and exercising regularly.

· The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.

· The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.

· Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.

· A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra – curricular sport.

· The ability to swim at least 25 meters before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.


Meeting National Curriculum requirements, we deliver a rich, broad and balanced curriculum. Kirkbymoorside engages all learning styles using a variety of resources which support the teaching of the curriculum. We endeavour to provide appropriate, stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning for all pupils. The heart of the PE curriculum demonstrates our school values of ‘Kind, Curious and Proud’.

In addition to the importance placed on PE lessons, we also have a wider curriculum offer which includes the opportunities for pupils to take part in extra – curricular sports and activity clubs and competitions. Daily physical activity and health enhancing activities also play a crucial role in our offer to pupils including active lessons, active break and lunchtimes and extra-curricular activities.


In the EYFS Curriculum for PE (Physical Development), gross motor skills provide the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well- being. Fine motor control and precision helps with hand-eye co-ordination.

KS1 & KS2:

Using the National Curriculum and, we follow a programme of study that ensures that all key topics are covered and supports the progression of skills across all of our classes.

In KS1, curriculum focuses on fundamental key skills to develop early stages of tactical awareness and physical fitness elements of agility, balance and coordination through the introduction.

Curriculum content includes ball skills and team games, gymnastics and dance activities. Children are introduced to the early stages of games, gymnastics, dance, outdoor and adventurous and athletics.

At KS2, pupils continue to apply and develop a range of skills to enable them to become successful games players, dancers, gymnasts and athletes.

At Kirkbymoorside, as well as having two PE sessions a week, children take part in The Daily Mile and have a number of opportunities to engage in physical activities throughout the day. These include activities such as: sensory circuits, play leaders, mulit-skills, girls’ football, Zumba and gymnastics.


Development will be measured by assessing against our Trust’s tracking documents, with children being identified as working towards, working at expected or working at greater depth. Kirkbymoorside sportspeople will be able to demonstrate the essential characteristics of athletes detailed in the Intent section above.

Curriculum Overview

Skills Progression

Key Vocabulary