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Physical Education

(Taken from The National Curriculum in England 2014)


A high quality PE curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and physically demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports health and well being. Opportunities to compete in sport build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


The National Curriculum aims to ensure all pupils:

-develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

-are physically active for sustained periods of time.

-engage in competitive activities.

-lead healthy, active lives.


By the end of each Key Stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes in the programmes of study.


Key Stage 1

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

Participate in team games developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.

Perform dance using simple movement patterns.


Key Stage 2

Use running,jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.

Play competitive games, modified where appropriate.

Develop felxibilty, strength, technique, control and balance.

Perform dances.

Take part in outdoor adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.

Compare their performance with previous ones and demonstarte improvement to demonstrate personal best.

Swimming and water safety.

All pupils leaving Primary School should be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

Use a range of strokes effectively.

Perform safe self-rescue.