Physical Education Curriculum


Key Stage 1

We will teach pupils  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

We will teach pupils 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.


Swimming and water safety

All pupils will have swimming lesson s in Year 5 and 6.

In particular, pupils will be 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.