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Physical Education

The school follows the national curriculum and development matters to create lesson plans.

In Reception the scheme Real PE is also used. 

For Key Stage 1 please see the information provided by our PE provider, S4K, under the "progression" button.  This also includes assessment information.



PE teaches children how to develop their teamwork, leadership and interpersonal skills. Children are also taught the importance of a healthy active lifestyle.


Many skills are taught through PE. In Key Stage 1 children master a range of movements as well as balance, agility and co-ordination. They also participate in competitive activities both against self and against others. In Key Stage 1 they also perform dances.

In Reception children are taught how to move safely in a range of ways and how to safely negotiate space. They are also taught co-ordination, balance and how to handle equipment and tools effectively.


Children learn and understand how to be safe in PE. They also understand the importance of team work, good health and physical exercise.


How often should PE be taught and for how long?

In Key Stage 1 PE is taught through two 60 minute sessions every week. Both sessions are run by an external PE coach from S4K.


In Early Years physical development is a prime area of learning. Therefore the children have multiple opportunities in the week to develop their physical development both inside and outside. There is also a designated PE lesson once a week.


How does PE link to other subjects including PSHE? 

The gross motor skills learnt from PE support the children’s fine motor skills when writing. The importance of being healthy and active in PE links to Science in Key Stage 1. There is also a link to PSHE with how being healthy and active can have such a positive impact on a child’s mental health and general wellbeing.


How is PE assessed?

Teachers and coaches asses the children as they observe them working in PE and record any progress made against the lesson learning objectives. These observations are then used to plan subsequent lessons.


Teachers attend at least one session per week with the Coach to support their own professional development and to ensure that they understand the children's progression.


How you will see this policy in action:

Teachers will be able to measure children’s progress through regular observations. Children will be confident with the skills, knowledge and understanding laid out above. Children will also benefit in many ways from a good physical education including increased confidence, better attention in class and improved mental and emotional wellbeing.