St Cyprians Greek Orthodox Primary Academy – PE Curriculum Intent


At St Cyprian’s we teach PE through the use of the planning scheme ‘PE Planning’.

We believe that a high-quality PE curriculum inspires children to succeed and excel in physically demanding activities and competitive sports, which in turn, will help them to build important life skills such as resilience, tenacity and determination.

We wish to support our pupils’ health and fitness and provide them with opportunities to become physically confident. It is our aim to inspire our pupils to be involved in competitive sports and other activities to help build character and embed values such as good sportsmanship and respect.

Our aim for the teaching of PE, in line with the national curriculum, is to ensure all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in various physical activities.
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • Engage in healthy, competitive sports and activities.
  • Lead healthy, active lifestyles.

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, understand, and apply the matters, skills, and processes specified in the appropriate programme of study.


Pupils at St Cyprian’s Greek Orthodox Academy are taught PE from foundation stage to Year 6. Each child receives 2 hours of PE each week.

By the end of KS 1 Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become progressively capable and confident, and access various opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with their peers. Engaging in competitive and co-operative physical activities in a range of increasingly challenging situations is vital to their development.

Children will be taught to:

  • Master basic movements and apply these in a range of activities
  • Participate in team games and develop simple tactics for attacking and defending.
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

By the end of KS2 Pupils should continue to apply and develop various skills, learning how to use them differently, and make actions and sequences out of movement.

Pupils should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with others, and develop an understanding of how to recognise, evaluate, and improve their techniques.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Run, jump, throw and catch in isolation and together.
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles to attack and defend.
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
  • Perform dances using various movements.
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities, both individually and as a team.
  • Compare their individual performances with previous ones to demonstrate improvement so they can achieve to the best of their ability.


The impact of the PE curriculum can be seen through the joy that the children take from PE lessons. The outcomes of our lessons can be seen through;

  • Our children learning to take responsibility for their own health and fitness and many also enjoying the success of competitive sports.
  • Our children being inspired to have a love of sport and to grow up to have happy and healthy lives; utilising the skills and knowledge they have acquired through PE
  • Children becoming stewards of their own learning (both in and out of the classroom) and supporting their peers to develop and excel in sport and across the curriculum
  • Our children showing a willingness and ability to try new sports and activities, push themselves and persevere in light of new challenges.