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Physical Education (PE)

Physical Education (PE)





Our PE curriculum is designed with our values of our school and aims to give children self confidence and allow children to have a high ambition to achieve their full potential.


The PE curriculum is broad and balanced, is accessible, and aims to meet the needs and interests of all pupils. All children have opportunities to explore the areas of net and wall, striking and fielding, invasion games, Outdoor Adventurous Activities (OAA), Swimming, Dance and Gymnastics. We take full advantage of our large outdoor area, using the field and playground for a variety of games including handball, netball, basketball, football, rounders, cricket, athletics. We also have a hall with built in gymnastics equipment, providing an indoor space for gymnastics and dance.







Opportunities for all


Children in all year groups have a lesson weekly delivered by our specialist sports coach- Andy. He works closely with staff so that they can support children to continue to apply skills taught within other sports. 


Through our broad and balanced PE and Sport curriculum, our children learn to develop and strengthen the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work and ambition, leading to improved concentration, academic achievement and overriding attitude. These skills are adopted by our Key Stage 2 Sports leaders.


EYFS & Key Stage


Children are taught to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance skills, strengthening their core muscles, agility, co-ordination. By the end of KS1 the children are confident in applying these skills in a range of activities such a teams games, composing and performing simple dance movements which link and composing a short set of linked gymnastic positions.


Key Stage 2


Our KS2 children build on their KS1 skills, progressing to running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They develop strength, flexibility, control, balance and technique. Children are taught to compare their performances in dance and gymnastics with previous ones and their peers, demonstrating vital critique skills. Our KS2 children play regular competitive games and are taught to apply the basic principles for attack and defence. The children take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges as part of a team and individually. In addition to regular lessons held at school, the children take part in termly swimming lessons with specialist teachers. Voluntary contributions are asked for to help meet the cost of these activities


In all activities, the children are taught to compare their performance to their own previous achievements, with the encouragement to always try to better your personal best.


We encourage the children to both compete with themselves and each other and to co-operate as part of a team. Our annual sports day has a traditional, competitive nature together with a series of activities that all children can enjoy.





Lynsted’ s RE curriculum is designed in such a way that children are involved in discussing their performance. Identifying areas achieved and use this then to set ambitious next steps.


The expected impact is that children will:

  • 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