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Address: Killinghall Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 7JF
Phone: 01274 771166
Fax: 01274 771167
Email: office@killinghall.bradford.sch.uk
Please address all enquiries to Judith Thompson

Physical Education at Killinghall


Physical Education

PE is an important part of the development of the whole child. It educates the child in many ways through the use of knowledge and understanding of the body, its movement and thus the importance of keeping fit and healthy. It also contributes to the development of interpersonal skills and mental processes as well as the skills needed to work and operate effectively within a team, and as an extension of that, society.


Physical development

  • To develop physical competence and confidence by acquiring and developing a range of fine and gross motor skills.
  • To be aware of the different shapes and movements that can be made with the body.
  • To develop knowledge, skills and understanding and the ability to remember, repeat and refine actions with increasing control and accuracy.
  • To promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle by understanding the effects of exercise on the body and the importance of developing strength, endurance and flexibility.
  • To appreciate the value of safe exercising.

Social and emotional development

  • To develop a love of physical exercise.
  • To develop the ability to work independently and communicate with and respond appropriately towards others using verbal and non-verbal communication.
  • To develop confidence in their own skills and abilities.
  • To promote an understanding of safe practice and develop a sense of responsibility towards the safety of themselves and others.
  • To realise that the right exercise for you can be fun and will give you energy for other things in life.
  • To create and plan games and teach them to one another.
  • To develop a sense of fair play.

Cognitive development

  • To develop decision making and problem solving skills.
  • To develop reasoning skills and the ability to make judgements.
  • To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas.
  • To develop the ability to communicate non-verbally with the body
  • To improve observational skills, the ability to decide and make simple judgements on their own and others work, and to use this knowledge and understanding to improve their own performance.
  • To understand that using the correct technique will improve accuracy and individual performance
  • To be able to evaluate performance and act upon constructive criticism.

Spiritual, moral and cultural development

  • To develop a positive attitude to themselves and others.
  • To experience a range of differing activities and realise that physical activity doesn’t have to be about winning a competition – doing your best and having fun is just as important.
  • To be able to encourage others and give praise for their achievements so that when children perform, they do not feel failure.
  • To treat yourself and others with respect.
  • To raise self-esteem through opportunities to celebrate sporting success.

Long Term Plan 2020 – 21

We aim to provide a minimum of 2 hours of curriculum P.E for all children each week. This may be more with access to after-school clubs, activities within the classroom, extended schools’ sports activities, breakfast club activities and sport leaders at lunchtimes and playtime games.

All children will have access to play equipment and games at playtimes. These activities are led by sports leaders and / or lunchtime supervisors.

Our well-balanced curriculum covers the statutory requirements for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the P.E national curriculum.


Swimming lessons are compulsory for all children. At present, children learn to swim in Year 4 with our Raise Room children having access to swimming lessons every year. We take guidance from the pool we use where specialist swimming teachers provide swimming lessons, assisted and monitored by class teachers.

Our P.E & Sports Coach

Our qualified sports coach plans and teaches P.E alongside class teachers. Staff identify their training needs through appraisal and resource requirements are identified through a yearly audit completed by the named person for P.E and schools sports.

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