The PE Curriculum at Sparsholt C of E Primary School


Striving for our Personal Best


Sparsholt C of E Primary School’s physical education curriculum will inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupil’s to become physically competent in a way that supports their health and fitness and provides opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed our values of courage, compassion and creativity. The core curriculum will cover invasion games, dance, gymnastics, and swimming. All children will be assessed and supported to be able to swim at least 25m unaided.


Children will be encouraged to join school sports clubs and signposted to clubs outside of school. The school enriches the PE curriculum by employing a specialist coaches, so that all children can find a sport to excel in that suits the skills and temperament.


Through PE lessons, pupils will develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities; be physically active for sustained periods of time; engage in competitive sports and activities and promote children to lead healthy, active lives. This begins in the Early Years Foundation Stage where children focus on controlled movement and balance, which are the keystones for all sport.


In KS1, children develop fundamental movement skills, and are encouraged to become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance, and coordination, individually and with others. They are taught to master basic movements including 

running, jumping, throwing, and catching, as well as developing balance, agility, and coordination, and being to apply these in a range of activities. They also participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending and perform dances using simple movement patterns.


Further on in school pupils 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 will be taught to communicate, collaborate, and compete with each other. They learn to evaluate and recognise their own success. The KS2 curriculum covers running, jumping, throwing, and catching in isolation and in combination. The playing of competitive games  such as: lacrosse, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders, and tag rugby] and swimming.

Please find below our Intent, Implementation and Impact statement for PE, an outline of the Progression of Skills for PE and our PE Long Term Overview.