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Physical Education


Our curriculum will give children:

  • The opportunity to develop fundamental movement skills and to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, within a range of activities.
  • Increased competence and confidence across a range of skills and activities.
  • A chance to engage in competitive and cooperative physical activities (both against self and against others).
  • Participation in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
  • The ability and opportunity to perform dances using simple movement patterns.
  • An understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports.
  • Instruction to use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
  • Developed flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
  • Time to take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
  • Chances to compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.
  • The ability to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • The knowledge to use a range of swimming strokes effectively.
  • The ability to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.


Our curriculum will be experienced through:

  • A range of sporting activities including invasion games, net & wall games, striking and fielding games, gymnastics, dance, health and fitness, outdoor and adventure and swimming.
  • The whole KS2 class has swimming in the Autumn Term.
  • Pupils participate in at least 2 hours of high-quality PE lessons each week, covering different sports/ skills each half term.
  • The Long-Term planning for each class which sets out the PE units that are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
  • A sports coach and teaching staff providing the lessons each week.
  • Teachers use and adaption of planning and resources to ensure lessons across years show progression.
  • A varied range of extra-curricular activities. We provide inclusive and enjoyable clubs which increase children’s physical activity. Clubs are offered to all children.
  • Physical activity is embedded throughout the school day through initiatives such as Teach Active, BBC Supermovers and active blasts, with PE equipment also available at breaktimes and lunchtime.
  • Active travel, to and from school, which is encouraged. Our older children take part in Bikeability each year.
  • Competitive sporting events and festivals within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by children.
  • A residential week involving outdoor and adventurous activities.


Our curriculum will give pupils:

  • A PE curriculum that is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities.
  • Opportunities to achieve their personal best.
  • The skills, knowledge and desire to stay physically active and create a positive impact on their learning.
  • Greater confidence and competence across a range of skills and in their learning.
  • The understanding of how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of regular exercise.
  • Aspiration to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity which becomes part of their future life outside of primary school.
  • The opportunity to represent their school and beyond, at sporting events.
  • Pride in their sporting achievements both in and out of school, which is celebrated in Celebration Assembly, promoting sports and activities, as well as celebrating all levels of success.
  • The key life skills to competently swim at least 25m and have the skills to self-rescue.

Click here for the PE overview and long-term plan

Click here for PE progression document

Click here for EYFS PE progression document

Click here for PE Vocabulary Progression