Holy Trinity Primary School

"Rooted in Christ, Growing Together"

Year R Year 6 Year 2 Year 5 Year 3 Year 1 Year 4 Holy Trinity Primary School Artwork by Air In The Square (Benjamin Brooks and Phil Thompson)


Our Aims:

  • Deliver high-quality PE which is fully aligned to the National Curriculum.
  • Deliver lessons which focus on the development of fundamental movements: agility, balance and coordination, as well as opportunities for healthy competition and cooperative learning.
  • Inspire children to participate and enjoy physical activity throughout school and into their adult lives.
  • Provide inclusive physical activities which engage all children and lead to high levels of participation, activity and enjoyment.
  • Ensure that PE is a positive experience for all children

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • 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
  • lead healthy, active lives.

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. In particular, pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

At Holy Trinity, we use the local swimming pool in Bradley Stoke to provide weekly swimming lessons for children in years 3,4 and 5 for 1 term each academic year – plus additional sessions for those in year 6 who have not yet met the 25m requirement.

Key Stage Curriculum Objectives:

In KS1, pupils should be taught to:

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.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

In KS2, pupils should be taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

At Holy Trinity, we teach PE using a fantastic programme of lessons called Real PE. Real PE is innovative and fun, with lessons which are based on skills progressions. Every class has 6 cogs which underpin the physical activities and aim to develop all aspects of children’s development: creative, cognitive, social, physical, personal, health and fitness. In KS1, sessions are centred on a story book, and throughout the school, lessons are structured so that each child can progress individually, being supported and challenged to work at different and appropriate levels. Real PE is fun and accessible to all, and not only aims to impact the children’s physical capabilities, but also to make a notable improvement in other areas of development across the whole school, including social interactions and behaviour.

In addition to weekly PE lessons, the school offers a range of active clubs throughout the year and children of every age group have opportunities to attend a wide range of sporting events and competitions throughout the year.