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Our Physical Education Vision:

At Kilmersdon Primary School, we aim to deliver a high-quality Physical Education curriculum which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physical activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that 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 as well as our own school values. By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study. Physical Education is an opportunity to develop the fundamental skills of EVERY child. We believe children are entitled to a rich, broad and balanced PE curriculum. Through PE, children should develop creativity, resilience and teamwork that will benefit them in other areas of the curriculum and throughout school life.


Curriculum Implementation:

In order to provide the children with a broad range of physical activities and competitive sports, we use outside specialist providers, alongside lessons being taught by teachers. Our school follows the Real PE scheme which is taught by our teachers alongside specific PE units (striking and fielding, net games). We are also lucky to employ Cathy Price, IG sports coaching and have many sporting opportunities like Bath Rugby who are provided by the Midsomer Norton Games Association. At Kilmersdon, we also incorporate short bursts of exercise throughout the day which include GoNoodle and a whole school Golden Mile on a Friday afternoon in the Summer term.


Real PE helps support EVERY child to develop the physical literacy, knowledge, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life. Our unique, child centred approach transforms how we teach PE to include, challenge and support EVERY child.

It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum, Ofsted, Curriculum for Wales and Estyn requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE.


National Curriculum Aims:

The national curriculum for physical education 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

Year 4 take part in swimming lessons during the Spring term to ensure that pupils:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations



Physical activity is integral to our Early Years provision. Children engage with a variety of physical activities and learn about the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle. Physical development (fine motor and gross motor) is one of the prime areas of learning. PE lessons build children’s gross motor skills; children learn and practise a range of skills that will enable them to play a range of sports as they progress through the school. They learn to listen to and follow instructions (part of Communication and Language Development), work as part of a group or team and engage with partner work (all of which forms part of their of Personal, Social and Emotional Development). Children learn to use equipment and apparatus safely and how to keep themselves safe. In addition, children partake in weekly dance and movement sessions which incorporate elements of Expressive Arts and Design. Children engage with a range of fine and gross motor skills each day through continuous provision, which forms an important addition to their formal PE sessions.

Physical Education provision

Physical Education Skill Progression from EYFS to Year 6

RealPE Skill Progression from EYFS to Year 6

Sporting Achievements!