Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School


PE at Primrose Hill


Curriculum Intent

At Primrose Hill, we intend for all of our pupils to develop a love of Physical Education (PE) which will lead to a lifelong interest in physical activity and recognise its impact on their mental health and wellbeing. We have designed a curriculum that provides children across school with positive physical/sporting experiences to raise children’s sporting spirit. 


The Substantive knowledge strands that underpin our ambitious curriculum are;

  • Being able to perform specific actions, balances and movements in line with year group expectations
  • Running, jumping, throwing and catching
  • Tactics within a team game e.g. strategies for attacking and defending
  • Being able to swim confidently and competently over 25 metres


Children are taught about the different ways in which they can use their body, equipment and apparatus safely yet imaginatively to achieve their personal goals. We aim to do this by providing a clear progressive curriculum which has been designed to ensure that children begin their learning journey with the building blocks of fundamental movement skills such as agility, balance and coordination. Having a good understanding of fundamental skills then enables the children to apply these in a range of activities. Through the teaching of Multi Skills, children are introduced to new strategies and techniques such as throwing, catching, attacking and intercepting with the understanding that all of these are transferable skills and will support them in a range of game situations. All children are encouraged to and have the opportunity to enjoy being physically active, maintain a healthy lifestyle and use the medium of sport, increase their self-esteem. Clear links are made during lessons in PE as well as PSHE and Science to the positives of increased physical activity on their mental health and promote the idea that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind. We aspire for children to adopt a positive mind-set and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience.

In addition to the children developing their strength, mobility and physical endurance, opportunities are planned for children to also develop their social skills, especially their ability to work as part of a team. This is through PE lessons as well as opportunities such as intra and inter school competitions.

At Primrose Hill, we have links with many experts who provide additional teaching/coaching to children across school such as ACES, Leeds Rhinos Foundation, Skipping Schools and Cycle North to name just a few.

As a school, we want to provide our children with all the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to rise to challenges they face through their sporting lives and have the confidence to perform whether that is a solo gymnastic routine or part of a team, as well as being proud of their achievements.