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Church of England Primary Academy

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Welcome toKirkby La Thorpe

Church of England Primary Academy

Kindness Learning Tolerance

Physical Education




Our school vision and aim for physical education (PE) ensures we, through a love of PE and sport, promote health and physical lifestyles attitudes; adopted by all staff, parents and governors, ultimately inspiring our pupils to develop a lifelong affinity with being active.


At KLT, we recognise the importance of PE in the curriculum and are committed to providing all children with opportunities to engage fully. Our PE programme aims to develop children's basic physical competencies, increase confidence in their ability, and build the foundations for a lifelong love of sport, physical activity, and a healthy lifestyle. PE lessons encourage children to compete against themselves and others whilst being challenged to improve their physical, social, emotional and thinking skills.


These skills are embedded in the heart of our planning. Our objectives in the teaching of PE align with the National Curriculum in that we aim to ensure all pupils:

•            develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities;

•            are physically active for sustained periods;

•            engage in competitive sports and activities;

•            lead healthy, active lives;

•            encourage physical activity and exercise; 

•            build self-esteem, confidence and resilience; and

•            provide an inclusive programme that enables all children to access every lesson.



At KLT, we have recently adopted the Get Set 4 PE scheme (September 2020). This scheme is in-line with the National Curriculum and is used to aid teaching staff with subject knowledge and planning of PE. Teachers can adjust and change lessons to suit the needs of their class. The scheme provides a strong basis of expectations for all our year groups/classes.  Get Set 4 PE ensures that children are given a wealth of opportunities to develop their physical movement skills and achieve whole child objectives.


As part of our PE curriculum, you will see: 

  • children are challenged through enjoyable learning in a range of physical activities;
  • swimming lessons for children in Years 2-6, including booster sessions for those children who have not met the statutory 25m requirement by the end of year 6;
  • pupils participate in at least 2 hours of high-quality PE lessons weekly;
  • the KLT values (Kindness / Learning / Tolerance) are reinforced through learning in PE;
  • All children participate in an annual schools games day, where they compete against others whilst being encouraged to demonstrate the school games values (determination/honesty/passion/respect/teamwork /self-belief);
  • our long-term planning for each class ensures that the National Curriculum requirements are met;
  • regular action plans, governor reports and the voice of the pupils are monitored informing future PE provision;
  • children are assessed every half-term against the learning outcomes on the Get Set 4 PE website;
  • learning intentions are evident on medium-term planning and learning overviews made available to parents via class webpages;
  • regular CPD opportunities are offered to teaching staff through the Get Set 4 PE membership;
  • a range of after-school clubs are provided throughout the year for both KS1 and KS2 children, being inclusive for all children;
  • year 5 children have been trained as playground leaders and offer physical activities to children at lunchtimes;
  • class representatives form a school's sports crew. Carre's Outreach provide training and meetings are held termly to encourage physical activity and healthy living within the school
  • we invest our PE and Sports Premium into membership with Carre's Outreach - which provides the school with an Active School Coordinator (1 day per week), providing CPD opportunities for staff and high-quality skilled teaching for all pupils
  • outreach membership includes weekly development festivals/competitions and Change4Life opportunities, which are inclusive
  • intra-competitions are held every half term, which encompass the school games values
  • annually children participate in fitness profiling, which highlights areas of strength and weakness across the school (this data is used to inform planning and interventions to meet the needs of the children)
  • our Active School Coordinator provides active maths / English each week for all our classes
  • leader logs are present in all classrooms
  • the PE lead meets with the bursar to discuss how the PE and Sports premium can be utilised in our school
  • the PE and Sports premium predicted expenditure and previous expenditure is calculated and displayed on the school's website
  • the PE impact report is written annually and displayed on the school website
  • vocabulary is displayed in classrooms and used consistently in lessons to deepen children’s knowledge and understanding of specific language associated with sports and PE
  • tracking of pupil participation is continually updated, allowing children to be targeted for events and festivals



At KLT Primary School, we ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows the children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to various sports and activities. All children are provided with the necessary skills and knowledge and are given opportunities to demonstrate improvements to achieve their personal best. Our pupils are physically active, and this has a positive impact on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of regular exercise. We aspire for children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical exercise, which will become part of their future lives after leaving our school. We share sporting accolades and achievements both in and out of school in our weekly celebration assembly and as part of our newsletter to parents and carers. In doing so, it is hoped that children feel proud of their achievements and want to strive to stay active for their betterment. By the end of year 6 we aim for all our year 6 pupils to leave school having achieved at least 25m and have the competency to feel confident in and around the water, which can be considered a life skill.


By collaborating with Carre’s Outreach, it ensures that as a school we can provide quality CPD opportunities for our staff, promoting shared best practice. Successful implementation can lead to a subject that is progressive and forward thinking and can encompass real-life sporting success.