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The PE Curriculum

Posted on 22nd November 2017

The Sports Curriculum can be quite confusing, and many people do not have any knowledge on what their children should be getting at school.

The purpose of the sports curriculum is it should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. 

What Are the Aims of the PE and Sports Curriculum?

As the government website says, the aims are:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives

How Many Hours Should Be Children Be Doing Sports Activities for at School?

It is up to schools to determine how much time is devoted to PE in the curriculum but departmental guidance recommends that they should provide pupils with a minimum of two hours curricular PE per week.

What Sports Do My Children Do at School?

Physical education (PE) is a compulsory part of the curriculum for all pupils at every Key Stage, from age four to 16.  

The minimum content for each key stage is:

  • Foundation and Key Stage 1 - athletics, dance, games, and gymnastics
  • Key Stage 2 - athletics, dance, games, gymnastics and swimming
  • Key Stage 3 - athletics, games, gymnastics and swimming
  • Key Stage 4 - pupils must have the opportunity to plan and participate in a regular, frequent and balanced programme of PE that, among other things, contributes to, and helps to sustain, a healthy and active lifestyle.

 Source: Department of Education 

How Can Active Superstars Help with a Schools Sports Curriculum?

We provide PPA cover, lesson plan templates and PE sessions to help schools achieve their National Curriculum goals. Services range from full day, half day or even hourly cover at competitive rates to meet the flexibility schools require.

At Active Superstars, we’re extremely passionate about inspiring children to get involved in sporting activities to enable them to hone in on vital skills that sport provides.

We do this by improving the quality of existing PE lessons within primary schools through Sports Premium Funding, whilst enhancing the physical literacy of all pupils by providing a range of sporting activities such as net and ball games, dance and athletics amongst other activities.

Active Superstars provides high-quality Sports Coaching activities to get children active. If you want to engage children in fun, energising activities, contact us today on 0121 792 2643 or email

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