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Physical Education

Purpose of the Curriculum:

(What will a high quality PE education do for our children?)


  • Inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport
  • Provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness
  • Opportunities to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect


Aim of the Curriculum

(What does the PE curriculum aim to ensure all pupils know or can do?)


  • Develop abilities to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Ensure pupils are able to be physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Allow all children to participate in competitive sport
  • Guarantee all pupils have the opportunity to develop healthy, physically active lifestyles


Knowledge or Skills relevant to our school:

At KS1 pupils will be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns 

At KS2 pupils will be taught to:

  •  use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  •  play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis],         and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  •  develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics] 
  •     perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  •  take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  •  compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best 

Curriculum Provision Following the departmental guidance of a minimum of 2 hours curricular PE per week;

 KS 1 - 1 hr of multi skills/agility and 1 hr of gym or dance per week

 KS2 - 1 hr of games or athletics and 1 hr of dance, gym or 30 mins swimming per week


PE long term plan 2022-23