Physical Education


Hello, my name is Mr Leather and I am the Physical Education subject lead at Lyme Community Primary school. I have always had a love for sport and it has played a huge role in my life for as long as I can remember. I love inspiring others to be as passionate about sport as I am and showing them how it can help you achieve your goals and have a positive impact on your life not only physically but mentally and emotionally. I have had many different roles within sport throughout my life whether it be a player, spectator, coach, or teacher.

My vision for Lyme is to inspire and encourage all children to have a love for P.E. turning this into a life-long passion. Children are exposed to a wide-range of experiences to allow our children to explore and develop a range of knowledge and skills including creativity, problem solving, resilience and optimum performance. By offering high quality P.E opportunities we can develop children’s skills, alongside enhancing them as a person. P.E. at Lyme is challenging, inclusive and enjoyable. 

A curriculum designed for Lyme Community Primary School



We provide a stimulating environment for each participating child, enabling the opportunity to deliver a positive impact on children’s lives. This approach is underpinned by evidenced based research supporting the required elements for a child to engage and learn through active participation, sports must encompass and be delivered in a fun and positive learning environment for all. We ensure that an academic PE overview is in place at the start of the academic year and outlines the key areas we will aim to develop within PE for each key stage.

Our aims

We aim to ensure each child will:

  • Have access to high quality coaching
  • Learn in a positive and safe environment
  • Educated on the long-term health benefits of physical activity
  • Learn positive feedback around sport and fitness participation
  • Meet their own individual needs
  • Have access to a diverse range of sports and dance subjects
  • Be supported by positive and professional role models/teachers/coaches
  • Learn through PE, science and the importance of exercise on the body and mind
  • Be involved in an all-inclusive environment
  • Be Provided with moderate to vigorous actively levels with PE lessons in line with government recommended targets.

In EYFS, we aim to develop the whole child, developing advancement and refinements of motor skills whilst nurturing each child to meet there potential. Key aspects will be aimed towards the physical development of each child.

In KS1, we aim to give children the access to key fundamentals within sports, rather than be specific to each area.  This will include gross key motor skill development, such as improving running and jumping.  Improve balance, agility and co-ordination and the opportunity to apply these skills within a range of activities.  We also aim to ensure each child forms a healthy bond with sports and fitness.

In LKS2, children will continue to develop fundamentals associated with their chosen topic, stream lining the PE curriculum into more specific areas.  Children will start to learn basic games, including 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 whilst working cooperatively as with other individuals.

In UKS2, children will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills.  Effective communication will be taught, and the importance of teamwork and collaborating with each other.  Pupils will play within a competitive environment learning game team-based sports e.g. football, hockey, netball, handball etc.  Develop flexibility, strength and balance within gymnastics and dance.

Children will also have access to gymnastics and dance related PE, helping support the need for fitness, strength, flexibility and muscular development.

‘Our physical education programme is developed in line with the new governments sporting strategy’

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