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Physical Education

Physical Education

Subject Leader - Peter Hinde

"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!)

Subject Policy


PE Policy

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