Gargrave Road, Skipton, BD23 1PJ
01756 709451

Subject Lead: Mr Douglass


Here at St. Stephen’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery, we aim to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and that will maximise the development of every child’s ability and achievement in the area of PE, enabling them to know:

  • more about physical activity and keeping healthy
  • more about the physical activity they participate in
  • about a range of inspirational international and local sports people
  • learn about and understand how to use and apply this knowledge to impact upon their own physical activity, participation and healthy lifestyle.




At St. Stephen's we know that it is important to implement an effective and high-quality physical education curriculum. We provide a variety of sporting activities which are timetabled at least once a week, in all years. 

Year upon year we help to build the pupil's knowledge, resilience, confidence and skill levels to provide them with the tools to learn their own and others’ strengths and areas to develop.

We also provide the children with a variety of engaging extra-curricular and competitive sporting events as well as outdoor and adventurous activity challenges.

This approach is to support the children to learn independently the benefits of sport not only on the health of their body but also on their mental well-being.

PE Knowledge /Skills Progression 2023/24



At St. Stephen's, our aim is to improve all children’s physical and mental wellbeing as well as their fitness and skill levels; provided through the ongoing curriculum with a holistic approach to meet every child’s needs.
To achieve the most impact, it will be delivered though not only the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health, fitness and wellbeing.
Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent, resilient and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives so they can love, grow and learn.

Key Stage 1:

Pupils will 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 will be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.


Key Stage 2: 

Pupils will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They will be given the opportunities to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.