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Welcome to the PE Curriculum Page


At Loscoe Primary School and Nursery, we endeavour to provide an all-inclusive PE curriculum that our children from Nursery to Year 6 thoroughly enjoy. Our children experience a range of physical activities that help them to develop their health, nutrition, fitness and well-being.


We intend to offer a quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We also value the importance of children leading healthy and active lives. Our children have many opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


Physical Education Curriculum Implementation

Children are taught by our skilled teachers, play leaders and sport instructors from the Amber Valley School Sports Partnership (AVSSP). Staff use the Amber Valley schemes of work and follow a progressive curriculum, which ensures that children develop their skills as they move from reception to year 6.


Please see our Progression of Skills document link listed below.


























The curriculum is further enhanced by participation in sporting events and after school clubs with other schools. We are part of the AVSSP Affiliation. This membership allows our children to attend all Amber Valley sports festivals and competitions. AVSSP targets festivals and competitions to a wide variety of our children, it therefore provides opportunities for pupils who would not ordinarily get to represent their school. We ensure that at Loscoe all children will have equal access to local competition.


Physical education is part of our children’s lunchtimes every day. We have experienced play leaders that support and lead sporting activities for our children. At Loscoe, we recognise the importance of physical games being child led and therefore we have sports ambassadors supervise activities at lunchtime. Children relish at different ‘mini leader’ challenges set every week in our celebration assemblies.


In Key Stage 2 every child in year 5 attends weekly swimming lessons taught by qualified teachers at William Gregg Leisure Centre. The children work through their water safety and aquatic awards throughout the year.


To find out about how our school uses its Sport Premium funding please click here.


The National Curriculum for Physical Education

 The national curriculum for PE 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



Physical development involves providing quality opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. In Early Years, children engage in gross motor activities however, we also emphasise the significance of the coordination of fine motor skills. The Early Learning Goal states that ‘Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing’. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.


Key stage 1

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities,
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending and
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.


Key stage 2

Pupils should 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 should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination,
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending,
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics],
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns,
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team and
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.


Please contact Miss Sylvester if you have questions or would like to talk about any aspects of PE at Loscoe.

Loscoe has been awarded the 'Gold School Games Mark award' for our commitment, engagement in the School Games for 2021/22.

PE action plan 2020-2021