P.E. Curriculum

At Copley Junior School, we believe that all children can find enjoyment and satisfaction from taking part in physical activity and P.E. is promoted as an important part of our curriculum.

We offer a good range of sports within the curriculum and extra curricular sports clubs are available each day after school. We are a successful sporting school and our cross country, football, gymnastics and athletics teams have competed successfully in local and national competitions and tournaments.


Our aim in teaching P.E. is to:

  • To acquire new, and develop existing, skills and be able to select and apply these in a variety of situations.
  • To develop a knowledge and understanding of fitness and health by fostering a positive attitude towards physical activities.
  • To develop a feeling of enjoyment and achievement through providing opportunities to express ideas and feelings in a form of non verbal communication.
  • To develop positive attitudes to physical endeavour including perseverance, fair play and sporting behaviour, and the ability to cope with success and failure.

To read more about our approach to the teaching and organisation of P.E. please click here to read our Physical Education Policy.


All pupils have the opportunity to participate in and experience gymnastics, dance, swimming, games, outdoor and adventurous activities and athletics. An overview of coverage for each year group is detailed in our long term plan for P.E.


Long Term Plan for P.E.


Please click on the titles below to view an overview of each area of P.E. detailing coverage for each year group:

Overview of Athletics Curriculum

Overview of Games Curriculum

Overview of Dance Curriculum

Overview of Gymnastics Curriculum

Overview of Orienteering Curriculum


We offer Bikeability training to all pupils in Year 5 each year. This training is designed to give children the skills and experience to cycle safely and confidently. It is Cycling Proficiency for the 21st century and involves cycling in both an off-road playground environment and on roads around the vicinity of the school. Children enjoy cycling and of course it brings many health benefits, develops confidence and gives them independence. Children who have been trained are much safer and, in addition, tend to cycle more.

Children take the Level One course on the school playground. To progress onto the Level Two training course the following day, there will be an expectation that children can ride a bike already, are able to balance on their bike, look behind them without wobbling and hold a signal for at least 3 seconds. They also go out on quiet local roads close to school during the Level Two training course. Children receive a certificate and badge for achieving the Level One course and the Level Two course.

Exploring balances in a gymnastics lesson.