Legh Vale Primary School

Legh Vale Primary School

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Learning together, Growing together

Legh Road, Haydock, St Helens, Merseyside WA11 0ER



01744 678330


Please see detailed information about our PE curriculum.  If anyone has any further questions regarding the curriculum please contact Mr A Howard (Headteacher).





At Legh Vale Primary School we are committed to providing high quality education for all, providing not only for the academic but also the physical, emotional and spiritual development of all of our pupils. PE and Sport continue to play a very important part in the life of our school. We believe that physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people and the development of them as individuals through participation in sport and physical education, young people learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others.

At the heart of our vision for PE, our pupils learn that being active is fun and that it is fundamental in leading an active lifestyle. Our pupils are encouraged to appreciate the importance of a healthy and fit body, and begin to understand those factors that affect health and fitness. Our aim is that at the beginning of their school life every child learns and explores basic movement skills, they develop these skills throughout their time at Legh Vale and leave as confident movers able to play a wide range of sports.

Significant evidence shows the positive effects of sport and exercise on children’s physical health, growth and development. Participation in sport also provides a healthy environment in which young people learn how to deal with competition and cope with both winning and losing. We also believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical literacy and well-being. A broad and balanced Physical Education Curriculum is intended to provide for pupils’ increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. Progressive learning objectives, combined with sympathetic and varied teaching approaches, endeavour to provide stimulating, enjoyable, satisfying and appropriately challenging learning experiences for all pupils. Through the selection of suitably differentiated and logically developed tasks, it is intended that all pupils will enjoy success, and be motivated to further develop their individual potential.

At Legh Vale Primary, through the study of PE, children combine practical skills with an understanding of having a healthy and active lifestyle and the impact this has on our bodies.


A clear scheme of work is used at Legh Vale Primary which are in line with the National Curriculum. The scheme is taken from www.peplanning.org.uk Lessons are planned and the PE National Curriculum content is covered throughout KS1 and KS2. All pupils in the EYFS are taught PE as an integral part of the play-based learning covered during the academic year.

Technical vocabulary is taught, which is essential to acquire a rich knowledge and understanding of PE.

We are encouraging our children to be independent learners by solving problems, taking risks and thinking innovatively. Children work as part of a team throughout the PE curriculum. They use skills to negotiate, learn how to work with others and respect and value the work and opinion of others.


Curriculum Sequence:
Our PE curriculum is sequenced so that pupils in EYFS learn how to control their movements and move in space as soon as possible in the Autumn term. This allows them to then use these movements in sequences in the Spring term before introducing equipment to these movements and sequences in the Summer term. These basic skills will allow all our children to be physically literate by the end of EYFS and ready to start our national curriculum in KS1.

In KS1, pupils focus on team games in the Autumn term and begin to apply their movements mastered in EYFS. Invasion skills are taught through games rather than specific sports so that KS1 children can continue to focus on learning the key skills. During Spring and Summer of KS1 pupils begin to create simple individual dances and gymnastic sequences focusing on agility, balance and coordination.

In KS2, children spend Autumn focusing on applying their movement skills and basic team principles from KS1 in sport specific scenarios. During Spring, pupils look to develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through creating dance and gymnastic routines individually, in pairs, and in groups. In the summer, pupils apply running, throwing and catching in isolation and combination with a focus on Athletics.


  • Children at Legh Vale Primary School will know more, understand more and remember more about PE.
  • Children will develop a range of life skills, which they can use and develop beyond school life.
  • Children will display confidence and enjoyment in PE.
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