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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 lead healthy, active lives. 

Key Stage 1 Curriculum Overview 


Pupils to increase competency and confidence whilst accessing a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination.

Competitive sport

Pupils to engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities, individually and in teams.


Swimming to be offered to pupils once in key stage 1.

Key Stage 2 Curriculum Overview 


Pupils to continue to apply and develop their skills and learn how to use them in different ways, linking them to make actions and sequences of movement.

Competitive sport

To enjoy the sport that they participate in, giving the opportunity to communicate, collaborate and compete with each other.

Sporting Performance

Pupils are to develop an understanding of how to improve their performance, learn skills to evaluate this performance – recognising their own success.


Swimming to be offered to all pupils once in key stage 2.

Key Stage 1 Objectives 

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination.
    - 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.


Pupils should be taught to:

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance, through athletics and gymnastics
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activities.
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Swimming – External provider

  • swim a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. 

Knowledge or Skills relevant to our school

Key Stage 1

  • Catch a ball with 2 hands
  • Throw an object over a distance of 5 metres.
  • Compete in a running race
  • Develop fine gross motor skills, to assist with gymnastic performance.
  • Learn how to attack and defend
  • Perform a dance routine in a group involving several movements

Knowledge or Skills relevant to our school

Key Stage 2

  • Be able to control a ball in a variety of sports.
  • To partake in extra-curricular activities.
  • Have the correct mentality when competing
  • Run, jump and throw in a competitive environment and evaluate their performance.
  • Experience a range of athletic events.
  • Be able to use their body to balance in a variety of positions.
  • To experience orienteering, rock climbing and street sports.
  • Swim 25 metres un-aided