Physical Education

Foundation 2

In FS2 pupils have been working on their bat and ball skills through the mentored sessions. They have been learning to steer and send a ball safely in different directions using a bat. The children are learning to travel with increasing control and co-ordination. Pupils will develop small games, including aiming games using various equipment.

Key Stage 1

In key stage 1 Pupils have been working on their dance skills, exploring a variety of different movements from a range of stimuli. They have worked on implementing a range of dance actions, such as travelling, turning, balancing and jumping. In addition to their dance, KS1 pupils have continued to build on their skills developed in FS2 relating to ball control using various types of equipment.

Key Stage 2 P.E/Games

Dance makes an invaluable contribution to the personal development of children and positively encourages growth of self-confidence and self-esteem. The pupils develop choreographic abilities by working together to create a sequence. They are taught how to develop their performance skills, which gives the children confidence to perform in front of one another and to give supportive feedback.

Gymnastics is an important part of the curriculum. It develops awareness and understanding of movements of the body, particularly the use of space, time and energy. The children can develop and experiment by using a variety of apparatus and practical challenges. Children have been able to explore movement by creating sequences on a more complex level, linking balances that include travel, jump and turn.

Circuits enable children to understand the impact physical exercise has the body, learn the importance of exercise and to feel the benefits of regular exercise.

A variety of sports are taught throughout KS2; Year 4 and 6 concentrate on the skills for golf, rugby, basketball, orienteering, rounders’/cricket and athletics.

Years 3, 5 and 6 concentrate on the skill required for tennis, football, hockey, netball, cricket and athletics.

Year 4 also take part in swimming lessons during the summer term




What percentage of Year 6 pupils can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters?





What percentage of Year 6 pupils can use a range of strokes effectively for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke?





What percentage of Year 6 pupils can perform a safe self- rescue in different water based situations?





Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for an activity that is over and above the national curriculum requirements. Will you use some of the money in this way?