PE and Sport

At KS1 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

At KS2 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.


Physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. PE and sport are therefore an integral and essential part of the Queen’s Park School curriculum.

We promote sport and give opportunities for physical development in dedicated PE lessons, throughout our active school, and in a diversity of extra-curricular opportunities.


PE lessons comprise at least two hours of every pupil’s curriculum timetable, ensuring regular and sustained physical activity every week. Children use indoor spaces and hard outside surfaces to explore and develop in different sporting disciplines. Across all years, children have a chance to develop in the core areas of athletics, dance, games and gymnastics. With a mix of summer and winter, indoor and outdoor sports, children develop their strength, fitness, co-ordination, speed and gross motor skills. PE at Queen’s Park offers the opportunity to develop our skills in a wide range of sports and activities and helps children improve their skills, knowledge and understanding.

PE at Queen’s Park helps build self-esteem, confidence and social skills, such as co-operating in groups, playing fairly to rules and competing amicably. Children learn how fitness is increased with exercise and how performance is improved by training. Children appreciate the importance of a healthy body and understand those factors which affect health and fitness. This work is closely aligned with our work in Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE).

Through the Sport Premium budget, we provide opportunities for pupils to work with PE specialists. This funding also supports our enrichment opportunities, such as transport and staffing to attend off-site competitions and festivals for different sports around the city.