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What does PE look like at Heckmondwike Primary?

At Heckmondwike Primary School, we use the Rising Stars PE Champions as our main scheme of work in PE. Champions is a Sports, Fitness and Health programme for Years 1 to 6. It is an holistic approach to teaching of PE, which improves fitness, develops skills and deepens knowledge of health and wellbeing. It was inspired by an approach at Ark Bentworth and Ark Conway schools. It has been developed and successfully implemented in school by specialist teachers and, as such, is a proven part of wider school improvement and an effective measure of individual children’s fitness and sport progress.

We believe our PE curriculum will:

  • Encourage children to take an active role in sports and physical activities
  • Encourage a healthy and balanced diet to maintain health and fitness
  • Allow the children an understanding of how the body works and what to do in order to get the best out of their bodies
  • Allow skills to develop across all aspects of life; like hand eye coordination, ability to work within team and even allow the child to learn how and when they need help with something.  

Swimming and water safety:

As per, the National Curriculum (2014), all schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

At Heckmondwike Primary we provide a weekly swimming programme for year 4 children at a local swimming pool. We aim for all children leave us with the ability to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)

PE Overview

The PE overview can be found below. This shows the topics taught throughout the year for each year group.


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn 1


Boot camp

Multi Skills 

Mighty Movers

Multi Skills




Invaders (Tag Rugby)

Autumn 2

Cool Core Strength.

Groovy gymnastics

Cool Core Strength. 

Dance (Ugly Bug)





Gym Sequences/Gymfit


Fitness Circuits


Spring 1

Mighty movers 

Skip to the beat

Groovy Gymnastics. 

Gym Fit Circuits.





Dynamic Dance


Dance- Haka


Spring 2

Gym fit circuits.

Throwing and catching

Ball Skills. 

Fitness Frenzy

Brilliant Ball Skills.


Cool Core


Striking and Fielding


Nimble Nets (Badminton) 

Summer 1

Story time dance.

Fitness Frenzy

Throwing & Catching. 

Skip to the Beat

Throwing and Catching (field skills) 

Dance- Sports Dance

Nimble Nets


Strike & Field (Rounders)


Summer 2

Active Athletics

Active Athletes


Fitness Frenzy

Young Olympians




Knowledge Organisers

Please click on the links below to see what new learning will be taking place each half term. Often there will be new skills which children will develop, along with key vocabulary. There will often be questions which we will use to get children thinking and carrying out discussions. We will also use these to gauge childrens' understanding and their aquisition of new knowledge.

PE curriculum on Balance

At Heckmondwike Primary School we use a school improvement toolkit called Perspective Balance, where the curriculum content for every subject is kept. Please click here to see the RE curriculum in Balance.