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Physical Education Curriculum Statement

Physical Education  (P.E.) is the planned, progressive learning that takes place in school curriculum timetable time and which is delivered to all pupils ( Nursery, Early Years, Key Stages 1 & 2). This is involves moving to learning to move ( i.e. becoming more physically competent) and moving to learn e.g. learning through movement, a range of skills and understandings beyond physical activity such as co-operating with others). The context of the learning is physical activity, with children experiencing a broad range of activities, including sport and dance.


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Through the teaching of Physical Education at Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School we aim to develop the children’s processes of collaboration, coordination, spatial awareness, physical skill, fitness and general wellbeing. The ultimate goal of this is to enable the children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives and to promote physical positive attitudes towards hygiene, fitness and health. 

We provide children with exposure to a variety of different sporting disciplines, including swimming, dance, gymnastics, athletics as well as racket and invasion games. We intend to provide the children with opportunities to take part in competitive sport and games in annual and termly events inside and out of school and for them to compete with a sense of fair play and sportsmanship. We believe that P.E. should give all of our children, regardless of ability, an enjoyable experience, which they will continue on into their adult lives.

The aims of our PE Curriculum are to develop pupils who:

  • Have physical literacy and can learn fundamental multi-skills needed.
  • Have an understaninding of the importance of being active in promoting long-term health and well-being.
  • Children develop and apply fundamental movements within every lesson.
  • Are active throughout each PE Lesson.
  • Are able to improve their own and others' performance.
  • Develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination.
  • Can aspire to be young leaders and help organise and motivate excellent sporting attitudes in ther children.
  • In Key Stage 2 can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water.


Healey Junior, Infant and Nursery School fully adheres to the aims of the National Curriculum for Physical Education to ensure all children; 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 and lead healthy, active lives. PE is timetabled once a week, but also integrated where possible into other curriculum areas. 

We celebrate children’s interests and achievements outside of school, by giving them the opportunity to take part in many free after school clubs, for example Outdoor Learning;  Multi-sports; Dodgeball; Football; Rugby; Boxing & Dance. These are all run by members of staff or outside agencies. Therefore, our children have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving Healey JIN School as physically active as they can. 

Taking part in regional competitions, we pride ourselves on team spirit, especially when cheering on the teams on Sports Day. We participate in intensive swimming programmes at Batley Leisure Centre, with children in Year 4 taking part in swimming lessons throughout the year.

PE is a vital part of the curriculum and promotes a healthy lifestyle for all of our children encouraging them to be alert and active. Our children thoroughly enjoy all of the stimulating P.E. sessions that are delivered to them


Physical Education is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where the children have access to a wide range of activities in the belief that if it is taught well and the children are allowed to succeed, then they will continue to have a physically active life throughout their secondary education, and beyond. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to complete in sport builds character and helps to embed values such as fairness and respect.

P.E. in the Early Years

Physical Education starts as young as birth, in the name of Physical Development in the Early Years Framework. This is where the child will focus on their balance and different ways of movement, i.e. running, skipping, jumping etc. As well as throwing, catching and kicking large balls and the lead up to being able to hold objects correctly. 

By the end of Reception, the aim is for children to show good co-ordination and control in both large and small movements (gross and fine motor skills), move confidently in a range of ways and handle equipment and tools effectively ready for the transition to Year One.

Our Lead Teacher for P.E. is Mr Feltham.

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