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Our Curriculum


Coppice Valley Primary School (32)

Miss Baxter is our school PE Leader

At Coppice Valley, our Physical Education curriculum is designed to develop children’s fundamental movement skills in agility, balance and coordination to use in a range of sports as they progress through primary and secondary education.

PE lessons are planned to follow the Real PE, Real Dance and Real Gym schemes of work in order to ensure clear progression and consistency throughout school, building on skills previously taught. Real PE provides themes, stories, songs and videos to create a hook to engage children in their physical education and to exemplify good practice in PE. In addition to this our upper Key Stage 2 pupils, learn to lead team games for the younger children through the Real Leaders scheme.

Our teachers are continually reviewing and updating their teacher knowledge and skills with the support of our specialist Real Legacy lead, to ensure high quality PE lessons are taught throughout school.

Values Led Teaching


Children will explore a range of physical skills through a multi-ability approach, focusing not only on physical ability but also personal, social, health and fitness, cognitive and creative outcomes, to allow all children to succeed and feel challenged. Children are trained to be proactive and take responsibility for their own learning; being ambitious in recognising a level of challenge and progression to suit them.  


Giving children the flexibility to use their imaginations, allowing them to demonstrate their newly acquired skills in various contexts, and allowing them to design their own routines and activities, will all contribute to inspire their interest in physical education.


The children's appreciation for constructively working with others is fostered through cooperatively working with children who have varied skill sets. Children collaborate to construct their own routines and games, and they support and encourage one another as they learn new skills.

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Curriculum at each phase

Each half term teachers will plan their Physical Education based on a different multi-ability cog each half term. These are: Personal, Social, Cognitive, Creative, Physical and Health and Fitness. Each of these units contains a sequence of lessons, including the progression of fundamental movement skills. These movement skills are taken from the National Curriculum for PE.  

Early Years Foundation Stage

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. 


Coppice Valley Primary School (37)Key Stage 1

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

Key Stage 2

Pupils should 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 should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success. 

Please see the curriculum maps for more in depth knowledge of what children will learn at each phase.

Coppice Valley Primary School is part of Red Kite Learning Trust, a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales with company number 7523507, registered office address: Red Kite Office, Pannal Ash Road, Harrogate, HG2 9PH

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