Primary Curriculum

The BSKL Primary curriculum runs from Pre-Nursery to Year 6 and is based on, but not constrained by, the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 standards found in the English National Curriculum. Our aim is to foster an enthusiasm for sport and fitness through positive experiences in Physical Education.

Pre-Nursery, Nursery & Reception (2 - 5 year olds)

Children learn through exploration, experimentation and play. The children are introduced to a broad curriculum which includes; simplified elements of gymnastics, ball skills, athletics and elements of yoga. The students build confidence and competence in a range fundamental movements as we lay the building blocks on which to build more complex skills in later years.

Key Stage 1 (5 - 7 year olds)

In Years 1 and Years 2 pupils focus on building a range of developmental skills including, co-ordination, running, jumping, agility and throwing. These skills are contextualised through a variety of sports to help children understand their importance and the concept of transferable skills. The focus at this stage is on developing competence in a range of core skills. Pupils compete as an individual or work in collaboration with their peers as they begin to learn to win, lose and compete with sportsmanship and integrity.

Key Stage 2 (7 - 11 year olds)

Year 3 students begin to transition from learning developmental skills to technical skills. The focus is on exposing students to a wider range of sports (12 different sports & activities over the course of the year) and learning the basic skills to play. The students begin to collaborate and compete in teams as they learn about about the individual within a team.

In Year 4 students further develop their technical understanding. Sports increase in complexity between Years 3 and 4, moving from short tennis to badminton, for example. Students become more aware of their role within a team through small sided-games. Pupils become more skilled at applying technical skills.

In Years 5 and 6 pupils refine their technical skills and are challenged to apply them to competitive play. Self, peer and group analysis is used as part of our Assessment For Learning (AFL) policy to encourage students to manage their own progress and become independent learners. Students are prepared for the transition to secondary PE. 

For more information, please contact Connor McAlister, Head of Primary PE.