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Physical Education (PE)

This page provides details about what PE looks like at Crayke Primary. It includes our Intent Statement, our coverage and progression document and our “jigsaw” explaining how teaching and learning in PE links to our four core values of Friendship, Forgiveness, Respect and Determination.

The PE Subject Leader is: Mrs Helfferich.

Details relating to Coverage and Progression in this subject can be found here:

PE NC Programme of Study

Ensuring access to a rich, broad and balanced curriculum, based upon and framed by our school values of Respect, Determination, Friendship and Forgiveness, is at the heart of Crayke’s provision…


The fundamental aim of Crayke Church of England Primary School is to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations; creating citizens of the future who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. This aligns with our school vision which strives to enable children to “Follow your pathway and grow together with confidence.”

PE intent:

Being a Crayke Sportsperson means that pupils learn:

  • The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.
  • The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
  • High levels of physical fitness.
  • A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
  • The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
  • The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
  • Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
  • A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra – curricular sport.
  • The ability to swim at least 25 meters before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.

Meeting National Curriculum requirements, we deliver a rich, broad and balanced curriculum. Crayke engages all learning styles using a variety of resources which support the teaching of the curriculum. We endeavour to provide appropriate, stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning for all pupils. At the heart of the PE curriculum lies our school values of ‘Determination, Respect, Friendship and Forgiveness’.

In addition to the importance placed on PE lessons we also have a wider curriculum offer which includes the opportunities for pupils to take part in extra – curricular sports and activity clubs and competitions.  Daily physical activity and health enhancing activities also play a crucial role in our offer to pupils including active lessons, active break and lunchtimes and extra-curricular activities.


The EYFS Curriculum for PE (Physical Development) Gross motor skills provide the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well- being. Fine motor control and precision helps with hand-eye co-ordination. At Crayke as well as having 2 PE sessions a week, children take part in daily ‘Go-Noodle’ and ‘Dough disco’ sessions as well as taking part in physical activities throughout the day in their continuous provision time and engaging in a weekly forest school session onsite. Cross curricular links enable PE activities to take place during literacy and maths.

KS1 & KS2:

Using the National Curriculum and Complete PE (see attached), we follow a rolling 2 year programme (Year A and Year B) This ensures that all key topics are covered and supports the progression of skills across our mixed age classes.

In KS1 curriculum focusses on fundamental key skills to develop early stages of tactical awareness and physical fitness elements of agility, balance and coordination through the introduction.

Curriculum content includes ball skills and team games, gymnastics and dance activities. Children are introduced to the early stages of games, gymnastics, dance, outdoor and adventurous and athletics.

At KS2 pupils continue to apply and develop a range of skills to enable them to become successful games players, dancers, gymnasts and athletes.

PE impact:

Impact will be measured by assessing against the Complete PE knowledge and skills statements through ‘Insight pupil tracking’ as:

  • Below
  • Just below
  • On track

Crayke athletes will be able to demonstrate the essential characteristics of athletes detailed in the Intent section above.

They will successfully be able to:

Develop practical skills in order to participate, compete and lead a healthy lifestyle.

They will use the school Christian values of Respect, Determination, Friendship and Forgiveness to drive their PE attainment and show progress against the Essentials milestones alongside demonstrating aspiration, confidence, independence as they develop in to citizens of the future.