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Our physical education (PE) curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed all of our ASPIRE values: being ambitious, self-aware, persevering, inclusive, respectful and empowering.

Overall Aims

Our PE curriculum (overview PDF below) aims for all children to

  • to become a better mover

  • to work in groups making decisions and solving problems
  • to enjoy and look forward to PE lessons
  • to engage in competitive sports and activities
  • to lead healthy, active lives


Reception/Early Year (EYFS)

Children enter The Vineyard School having had a range of movement experiences in the home, pre-school setting and local community. At The Vineyard we build on this through our weekly PE lessons. EYFS PE follows a multi skill approach covering fundamentals of movement - balancing - romping - running - jumping - leaping and landing - rolling tumbling and turning - swinging - moving to music - throwing - catching - hitting - kicking and aiming - climbing and scrambling. These skills are the building blocks for more complex and specialised skills that they will need for both meeting their EYFS goals and their Vineyard school journey

Key Stage 1

Children in KS1 continue to develop the fundamentals of movement, within specific discipline areas (gymnastics, dance, athletics). Children apply their physical literacy to a range of activities.

Key Stage 2

Lower KS2 children continue their learning journey as independent learners. In lower KS2 children will use their movement skills and apply principles of attack and defence within game situations. Self-awareness of how competitive environments can have an effect on emotions will be examined alongside the value of perseverance. Children will be encouraged to achieve despite failure or opposition.

Upper KS2 children continue their learning journey as independent learners. Upper KS2 children develop physical ability, tactical knowledge, leadership capacity, fitness and teamwork through individual sports. A selection of sport-specific rules will be taught leading into competitive pathways. Children will be encouraged to be ambitious, showing a strong desire to succeed. In addition, they will continue to develop the concept of fairness, and an appreciation of honest competition and good sportsmanship.