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PE at Kirkburton CE First School

PE is a key part of the National Curriculum, and a great way for us to stay healthy, happy and active.

Every child at Kirkburton First School receives two hours of PE every week.

Children in Class 5 currently attend weekly swimming lessons every Friday morning. 

Our youngest children in school, those in Class Reception, benefit from daily physical activity in the outdoor area. Here they have the opportunity to develop their gross and fine motor skills, alongside team building, co-operation and social development.

Please ensure that your child has the required PE kit and appropriate footwear in school at all times. Indoor and Outdoor kit is required as we strive to make the most of our outdoor space at every available opportunity.

If you have any questions about PE at Kirkburton First School, feel free to speak to your child's class teacher, or call in and see Mr Booth.


Since September 2013 additional funding has been provided by central government for the improvement of standards in physical education and to provide children with more opportunities to participate in physical activities, in particular competitive sports. 
Purpose of the Sports Funding
To create a culture in school which encourages all pupils to be active, develop healthy lifestyles and enjoy and participate in PE and school sport from childhood to adulthood.
To achieve our aim we will focus funding on:
  • Improving high quality PE
  • Increasing the range of extra-curricular activities and sports provision
  • Improving competitive opportunities
  • Working in collaborative partnerships with pyramid schools and the community to develop sporting pathways for all pupils

New Playground Markings

In the first week of January 2018 we were fortunate enough to be able to develop our playground with our fantastic new playground markings. These include a 1KM footprint track, a small activities circuit and a zoned area for activites such as skipping, jumping and hooping. 

This has been funded using part of our Sports Premium Funding and the children (and parents) have already given us some great feedback. The children are already making the most of these markings and are enjoying being more active at playtimes and lunchtimes. Some children are even arriving at school a little earlier to try and complete a few laps of our track before school!

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