Subject Intent:

  • Objectives are taken from the national curriculum for PE.
  • We are following a high quality physical education curriculum which develops children’s knowledge, skills and competence to excel in a broad range of sports and physical activities
  • We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that enables all children to achieve their personal best.
  • We ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a broad range of sports and physical activities
  • We aim for all children to be physically active for sustained periods of time and be able to make informed decisions to lead healthy and active lives.
  • Swimming is an important life skill, we aspire for all children to leave primary school being able to swim at least 25 metre.


Subject Implemention

  • Children participate in high-quality PE lessons twice a week covering two different sports/skills per term
  • Teachers use, and adapt, Val Sabin planning and resources to ensure lessons across years show progression
    Classes follow the PE overview to ensure pupils participate in a variety of sports
  • Children attend swimming lessons in Year 4
  • Various opportunities throughout the year to participate in competitions
  • Lunch time zones enables 100% of children to be active and engage in extracurricular activity
  • Use of sports leaders to lead the lunchtime zones and raise the profile of sport and physical activity 
  • We provide children with opportunities to participate in extra-curricular activities that are inclusive, enjoyable and increase children’s physical activity


Key stage 1

Pupils develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They are able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Pupils are 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.



Key stage 2

Pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils are taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, 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.



We provide swimming instruction in key stage 2 for Year 4.

Pupils are taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.