Physical Education (P.E)


The National Curriculum

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.


HCPS focus: To support and promote excellence within PE whilst advocating healthy lifestyles and providing the opportunity for ALL children to engage in regular competitive sport and a variety of physical activities.

PE and School Sport Premium focus: All pupils leaving primary school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.


What does PE look like at HCPS?

At Holmes Chapel Primary School, all children take part in two hours of PE every week and are taught through the National Curriculum Programme of Study. This consists of one outdoor and one indoor session (potentially two outdoor in Summer 2 to allow Year 6 to practise their performance). Our long-term plan sets out the PE units which are taught each term. We work closely as a team to ensure that the requirements of the National Curriculum are met. At HCPS, our curriculum is designed using the PE Passport App.


Within EYFS, physical activity is planned through a variety of media including PE Passport, Dough disco but also teachers judgement. All pupils will be taught at least one unit a term from PE Passport. Units/skills covered are: Dance, Balance, Gymnastics, Movement Skills, Locomotion, Fundamental Skills and Athletics. Children are consistently developing gross motor skills through use of the outside area e.g climbing equipment, scooters, skipping ropes etc. 


In KS1, the children are taught: Dance, Gymnastics, Net & Wall Games, Target Games, Invasion Games, Athletics and Striking & Field Games.


We teach a wide variety of Sports/Skills within KS2. The children are taught: Dance, Gymnastics, Health Related Fitness, Tennis, Dodgeball, Swimming, Hockey, Netball, Athletics, Rounders, Football, Tag Rugby, Handball, Cricket, OAA (Outdoor & Adventurous Activitiy), Leadership, Dodgeball, Basketball and Team Building. 


Additionally within our curriculum we provide opportunities for children to be active. We are engaged in a wide range of sport and physical activity alongside children preparing for upcoming competitions.

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