PE

Through school sport we aim to give opportunities for participation, enjoyment and success, which will be continued into adulthood as part of a healthy lifestyle.

PE incorporates gymnastics, dance, athletics, games, outdoor pursuits and swimming. Each child has a minimum of 2 hours PE and Games a week. Children are given opportunities to explore body movement from an early age and these skills are developed as the children go through the school. Games lessons are generally focused on developing skills, leading towards participation in football, netball, tennis, cricket, rounders and small team games. KS2 children will follow a course of swimming taught by qualified swimming teachers.

Children have access to additional PE through after school clubs. e.g. netball club, rugby club, rounders, cricket, tennis, football and karate coaching.

PE in Year 1

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
    • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

PE in Year 2

These are the end of year expectations in PE for Year 2

  • 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.

PE in Year 3

The children will:

• 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 [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.

PE in Year 4

Pupils will 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 will develop skills in communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.

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

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 and linked to the Never Ignore a Possible and Roman Remains Learning Journeys.
  • 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.

Children will also participate in swimming where they will be given the opportunity 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

PE in Year 5

The pupils will learn 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.

PE in Year 6

The children will continue to develop skills in a variety of sports including swimming, tennis, football, dance, cricket and athletics. They will have many opportunities to improve their technical understanding, collaborative work and coordination in order to prepare them for secondary school. A number of children in Year 6 will be representing the school in competition this year.