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The Knotty Ash PE Curriculum


At Knotty Ash Primary School we believe that when children are actively engaged in an inspiring yet supportive environment, we can make an important contribution to the overall health and well-being of our children.  We strive to offer high-quality experiences of PE and sport which have the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.


Through PE and Sport, our children develop a number of important holistic qualities. These include confidence, ambition, self-esteem, discipline, having respect for rules, being able to cope with winning and losing, forming positive relationships, determination, courage, etc. If these qualities are present, young people are more likely to feel secure in taking risks in their learning, attempting more challenging tasks, and therefore improving their overall ability.


Our curriculum offers a wide range of activities which are delivered in school and aim to engage and inspire all children. We are also committed to ensuring that all children receive at least 2 hours per week of high quality well-planned PE.


Over the year each child will participate in games, athletics, dance and gymnastics lessons with swimming for all Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 children delivered through the Liverpool City Swimming Programme who provide two high quality specialist swimming teachers. Our aim is that all children who leave our school at the end of Year 6 are able to swim 25 metres.


Adventurous activities in our junior classes, including climbing, canoeing, problem solving, orienteering and archery (some which are delivered while they attend annual residential trips.) In addition to this, we give time in our curriculum to solely develop the children's fitness and knowledge of the importance of exercise and diet.


Our school competes against other schools across the city in football, rugby, cross-country, netball and athletics, through our partnerships with various organisations, such as KMC Sports and Liverpool Schools Partnerships. We are constantly looking to widen the sports that we are able to offer to the children in this way.