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Physical Education

The national curriculum states that:


Children at the expected level of development will: Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others; Demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing; Move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing. We Pupils should be encouraged to develop confidence and control of the way they move, and the way they handle equipment. All pupils should be given the opportunity to undertake activities that offer appropriate physical challenge, both indoors and outdoors, using a wide range of resources to support specific skills.

Key Stage 1

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught to:

· master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, 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

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.

They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to:

· use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

· play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

· develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

· 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.

· swim competitively and proficiently for at least 25m

· use a range of strokes effectively

· perform self-rescue in different water-based situations

Intention of the KS1 and KS2 PE Curriculum

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Through the teaching of PE we intend to:

· enable pupils to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination

· encourage pupils to work and play with others in a range of group situations

· develop the way pupil perform and progress their skills

· show pupils how to improve the quality of their performance

· teach pupils to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise and why

· develop the pupils enjoyment of physical activity

· develop an understanding in pupils of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success

· allow the pupils to recognise, apply and share their knowledge of the skills they have learnt

· provide exposure to a broad range of sports

· allow opportunity for all children to succeed within their own potential through adaptation and challenge

· promote physical literacy

· prepare children for KS3 and KS4 PE through meeting the requirements of the national curriculum


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

· develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

· are physically active for sustained periods of time

· engage in competitive sports and activities

· lead healthy, active lives


How this will be implemented

PE develops a child’s knowledge, skill and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. A varied curriculum will support this, with activities including: dance, athletics, gymnastics, games, swimming and water safety. A personalised approach will be taken to the planning and delivery of Pe sessions, allowing adaptation for EAL and SEND learners as well as those who find sport challenging. The aim is to promote sport and fitness in an enjoyable and accessible way to develop a love of learning for all regardless of ability.

Please click on the documents below for further information.

Becoming a PE Expert at Bonnygate Primary School

PE Curriculum Overview Long Term Plan 23.24

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