Physical Education

At Kingsmead Primary School we strongly believe that all children should have access to a thoroughly planned, progressive physical education programme, which places a real emphasis on developing a wide range of physical competences, while encouraging healthy competition and teamwork. Throughout their time at Kingsmead Primary School, we equip all children with the necessary skills, knowledge and range of physical experiences to motivate them to lead lifelong active, healthy lifestyles in which they continue their participation in physical activity and sport. We aim to give all children the opportunity to experience competitive sport by planning and participating in regular school-based events such as sports days and intra-school events. We also work closely alongside the Vale Royal School Sports Partnership (VRSSP)  which provide us with the opportunity to participate in local or regional events that may be appropriate and available. In addition to this, we also aim to offer weekly sports clubs and activities where children can develop skills in sports or other physical activities in which they have a particular interest or expertise. We aim to ensure that all our children display the School Games sporting values of Passion, Self-Belief, Respect, Honesty, Determination and Teamwork. 

EYFS: “PE makes your heart go faster”

Year 1: “PE keeps us healthy” 

Year 2: “You must warm up when you do PE”

Our physical education curriculum is carefully planned to include a range of indoor and outdoor based lessons throughout the year and provides a varied and progressive learning programme. In Year 1-6, PE is discretely taught each week for 2 hours by the teacher with engaging, high quality and enjoyable physical education lessons. Teachers use a range of resources including Rising Stars PE planning resources to aid them in teaching high quality PE sessions each week, with a focus in progression of skills. As well as this, children also take part in other physical activities throughout the day such as ‘lap and back’ and active lessons. Appropriate provision is in place to support a range of learning needs and abilities and ensure positive outcomes for all children

In the Early Years children have one discrete lesson of PE a week and children have outside access to equipment that develops their gross motor skills to support with negotiating space, core strength and co-ordination - a key element of the ‘Physical Development’ strand of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.

Children are given the opportunity to develop their PE skills further. We appoint Sports leaders in Year 6 and we train Phys Kids leaders in Year 6 to support structured games at lunchtimes to ensure purposeful physical activity is happening. Children are given the opportunity to attend sporting events and competitions that are outside the curriculum and we aim for all children to attend at least one a year.

The National Curriculum for Physical Education aims to ensure that all children:

Progression across Year Groups

Our PE lessons are planned using a range of resources including Rising Stars PE, which aligns with our core values, our whole child approach to PE and the objectives laid out in the National Curriculum. PE is planned so that progression is built into it, which ensures our children are increasingly challenged as they move up through the school.

Our Beautiful Work

Year 3: “PE helps your body to be healthy”

Year 4: “I really enjoy PE lessons, it makes me feel happy”

Year 5: “I really enjoy learning all the different sports

If you were to walk into a PE lesson at Kingsmead you would see:

Year 6: “Lessons are fun and you get to laugh, they are active and fun”