Physical Education Curriculum

We have a specialist PE teacher, Coach Steve, who teaches classes across the school, from Reception to Year 6.

In Key Stage 1 children develop fundamental movement skills, accessing a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and co-ordination, individually and with others. 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.

In Key Stage 2 children 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. Children are taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination;
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate (for example, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball and rounders), 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 (and perform in our annual Shakespeare festival);
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team (for example, orienteering, residential trips);
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

In Key Stage 2 children attend swimming lessons, where children 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 breaststroke;
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.