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Physical Education

Subject Leader - Vicky Zárate

"The additional physical education and sport premium funding for primary schools is used effectively to broaden the sporting diet for pupils. A specialist sports coach gives additional quality to coaching in football at lunchtime and after-school clubs and also offers a multi-sports option." (Ofsted, May 2016)

National Curriculum

Here are the main objectives for Physical Education,



Pupils should be 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.



Pupils should be 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.


Swimming and water safety

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

In particular, pupils should 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.



Supporting Your Child


- mini assault courses in the garden

- follow local and national sports.

- go for long walks (and explore nature at the same time!)

We are currently subscribed to Purple Mash which is a wonderful online (and safe) resource for the children to access. All the children have their own usernames and passwords and we are happy for the children to use Purple Mash at home as well as school. There is a wide range of Physical Education related activities for you to explore. To log in to Purple Mash please visit the website here!

Subject Policy


PE Policy

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