Member of Staff Responsible: Miss Jaime Smith

Review Date: September 2020


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 history 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.


Key Stage 1  

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.  

Pupils should be taught to:  

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, 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 2  

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.  

Pupils should be taught to:  

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. 
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.  evelop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]. 
  • 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.



It is important to us at Leigh St Peter’s to develop our children’s love of sports.  This is fundamentally to develop a healthy and active lifestyle but also to develop lifelong skills of resilience, perseverance and competitiveness.  The aim is that these skills would also be transferred into their other curriculum areas.  We work closely with other organisations such as Wigan and Leigh Culture Trust (WLCT), Leigh College sports department, Premier Sports and local schools so that we have up to date information, training and provision for our children. Children in all year groups take part in 2 hours of PE activities a week.   

NURSERY: PE is planned for during outdoor play provision.  

RECEPTION: PE is planned for using the scheme PE House developed by Academy of Sports and children in Reception have 1-hour hall time to complete work from this scheme.  They also have PE opportunities planned for through outdoor play.  

YEAR 1: Year 1 follow PE Hub scheme.  Their PE is within their own class and delivered by their class teacher or another teacher in school.  There is 2 hours planned for either through hall time and outdoor games slots.  In Year 1 some of the hall time is used to develop gross motor skills through the Write Dance program, this then leads into classroom practice for handwriting. 

YEAR 2 & 3: Year 2 and 3 are taught in 3 smaller groups.  They are taught by their class teacher/s and specialist PE teachers.  They have access to Yoga and sports that keep them active and healthy.  

YEAR 4, 5 AND 6: Most children take their PE lessons at Leigh Sports Village.  PE groups are organised based on year ability and areas for development.  During each term we aim to provide an alternative sport, this could be fencing, jujitsu, archery or climbing.  We involve local clubs to help with the coaching including Premier Sports and Wigan Athletic. This is to engage all children and develop links with local clubs and colleges. At the end of each 10-week session, there are intra-school competitions to apply the skills that have been taught. We provide medals for winners and runners up as we feel this give the children the desire to take part and succeed. 

Swimming lessons are arranged for Y3, 4 and 6 children that go to LSV.  Some of the groups are vertically grouped (mixed year group).  This is focused on those children that are unable to swim 25 meters. 


Children take part in competitions organised by a local high school in conjunction with Wigan authority staff and the LLG local cluster.  These competitions can be cluster based and lead onto Wigan and then regional competitions.  We aim to take part in as many of these competitions as possible to develop children’s competiveness and pride to represent the school. This includes competitions that you do not have to be ‘sporty’ for e.g. fencing, archery, so that we can involve as many children as possible.   


Sports After School clubs, are provided by school and are run by different providers.  We encourage as many children as possible to take part.  If there is a cost to the club, we subsidize it for those in receipt of PPG funding. 

During lunchtime, we have 2 sessions delivered by Premier Sports for KS2 children.  They work with the children on sports that they like and use the time to train for the up and coming competitions.