Physical Education Lead – Miss Connolly


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.

National Curriculum (2014)

At Saints Peter and Paul, we aim to provide the children with high standard PE lessons weekly. Children have the chance to learn and work on their fundamental skills, before moving on to use those skills in team games and specific sports.


In EYFS the children work towards the seven key areas of development. Physical development is the main area that links to PE. Physical activity is vital in children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy and active lives. Gross and fine motor experiences develop incrementally throughout early childhood, starting with sensory explorations and the development
of a child’s strength, co-ordination and positional awareness through tummy time, crawling and play movement with both objects and adults.

These skills start in our 2 year old provision ‘Little Saints’ and are found within the areas Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Expressive Art and Design.

Click below to see an overview of the statements taken from EYFS Development Matters 2020:

EYFS development matters-Physical development

Key Stage 1

In Key Stage 1 children are developing fundamental movement skills and are taught to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination and applying these when participating in team games.

Key Stage 2

Through high quality teaching, children are taught to use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and combination as well as developing their flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. They apply these skills to competitive team games. KS2 children also have the opportunity to take part in swimming lessons, where they are taught to use a range of strokes effectively over a distance of 25 metres.

Each year group from reception to year 6 also have the opportunity to take part in gymnastics lessons on a termly basis.

Click below to see an overview of PE in our school

Curriculum Map 2023

Click below to see our PE curriculum intent, implementation and impact

Curriculum intent, implementation and impact

Progress across the school:

Progress document

PE Policy 2023