Physical Education Programme

Physical Education (P.E.) provides children with learning opportunities through the medium of movement. Through P.E. we aim to help children develop physically as well as socially, emotionally and intellectually.

When teaching P.E. we, the staff in Kilmurry NS consider the following:

  • The importance of enjoying physical activity
  • The importance of play in its many forms in the learning and developmental process
  • Maximum participation by all children in the physical education lesson
  • The development of skills
  • Providing a balance between competitive and non-competitive activities
  • Providing a balance between contact and non-contact activities
  • Providing opportunities for achievement for each child
  • Providing activities equally suitable for girls and boys.
  • To benefit teaching and learning in our school
  • To conform to principles outlined in the Primary Curriculum


The strands across the P.E. Curriculum for all classes are: Athletics, Dance Gymnastics, Games, Outdoor and Adventure activities and Aquatics.

These strands are further divided into strand units:

Athletics – Running, Jumping, Throwing, Understanding and appreciation of athletics.

Dance – Exploration, creation and performance of dance, Understanding and appreciation of dance.

Gymnastics – Movement, Understanding and appreciation of gymnastics.

Games – Sending, receiving and travelling, Creating and playing games, Understanding and appreciation of games.

Outdoor & Walking Adventure Orienteering Activities Outdoor challenges Understanding and appreciation of outdoor and adventure activities

Aquatics – Hygiene, Water safety, Entry to and exit from the water, Buoyancy and propulsion, Stroke development, Water-based ball games, Understanding and appreciation of aquatics.