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All pupils will benefit from an ambitious physical education curriculum which motivates them to succeed and participate in sport, games, exercise and other physically-demanding activities. It will offer good and appropriate opportunities for pupils to develop a wide range of physical skills, knowledge and understanding to promote their health, fitness and wellbeing. Through physical education they will have opportunities to compete in sports, games and other activities which build their character and help to embed values and qualities such as determination, endurance, perseverance, fairness and respect.



  • To enable children become physically active and to help them understand the importance of physical activity in promoting a healthy active life
  • To teach children about safety when they are near water; to teach all children to swim and to life save
  • To ensure children develop appropriate skills as they participate in a broad range of physical activities
  • To remove barriers and give all children the opportunities to enjoy and engage in competitive sports, games and other co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations
  • To enable children develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent, confident and resilient and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others
  • Repeat and recap of skills from prior learning
  • Ensure that the PE curriculum is progressive and builds on skills from prior learning
  • All children are effective communicators, to become successful in PE, and are able to acquire the vocabulary, language and communication skills required
  • To take account of cultural differences and experiences, relating to sport in PE.



  • We will use a progressive scheme of learning to deliver the national curriculum, which will underpin our teaching and learning, with opportunity to revisit and extend
  • We will teach children how 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
  • We will provide opportunities for children to participate in team games and  competitive games which will be modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • We will provide opportunities for children to enjoy modern educational dance and to perform dances using simple movement patterns
  • Pupils will be taught to apply and develop a broad range of skills, with opportunity to incorporate maths and English, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement
  • Appropriate physical activities will be used develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through athletics and gymnastics
  • Children will take part in appropriate outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Pupils will be encouraged to compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • Before they leave school they will be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres using  a range of strokes
  • Pupils will be taught to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.



Through Physical Education, pupils will develop an understanding of how to develop and improve their knowledge, skills and understanding education in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success. They will increasingly understand the importance of regular exercise in order to maintain good physical and emotional health.  Children are proficient at communicating, collaborating and competing with each other as they exercise their bodies and build their skills.


We focus on progression of knowledge and skills and discreet vocabulary which also form part of the units of work. We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • Assessing children’s understanding of topic linked vocabulary before and after the unit is taught
  • Summative assessment of pupil discussions about their learning
  • Images and videos of the children’s practical learning
  • Interviewing the pupils about their learning (pupil voice)
  • Subject leader monitoring of standards
  • Teacher dialogue where pupil’s work is scrutinised and there is the opportunity for teachers to understand their class’s work and develop curriculum opportunities further.