Curriculum Intent

Our PE curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect, which is something we strive for from all our pupils. We also aim to teach our pupils about fitness and living a healthy lifestyle.


To develop confidence and compete in a broad range of physical activities. To be physically active for sustained period of time. To develop physical skills alongside applying skills acquired in different fields. To take part in competitive activities with other schools. To lead healthy and active lifestyles.

Key Stage One

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. The aim is that pupils become more competent and grow in confidence. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities.

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.

Key Stage Two

Pupils will build upon what they have practised in Key Stage One.

Pupils will 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.

For instance, when playing net and wall games in Key Stage One, pupils will refine their movement, coordination and balance when moving with the ball around obstacles. They will then move onto performing simple rallies, with the ball bouncing. Some pupils may then move onto volleying the ball under control.

In Key Stage Two, this progresses to there being the recognised structures of a tennis game, using and applying different skills when trying to win points. The skills from Key Stage One are used in a competitive situation.

Pupils’ performances are then self-assessed and peer assessed and improvements will be made in the next activity, or coming lessons.