PE (Physical Education)

Our PE Curriculum is based upon the Cambridgeshire Physical Education scheme of work and provides a comprehensive framework that builds the fundamental understanding, skill and knowledge that enables our pupils to become more physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness.

Children are 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
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis)
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Swimming and water safety

The school does not have a pool on site and is some distance from a local pool that can accommodate swimming lessons. However, the National Curriculum states that swimming must form part of the physical education curriculum. We have therefore trialled a temporary pop up swimming pool that is bought to site once a year. Children in upper KS2 receive daily swimming lessons over a set period that helps them work towards the following curriculum objectives by the end of their time at the school.

  • 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.

Below is the PE Curriculum Progression for each class.

PE Curriculum EYFS

PE Curriculum Year 1

PE Curriculum Year 2

PE Curriculum Year 3

PE Curriculum Year 4

PE Curriculum Year 5

PE Curriculum Year 6

Swimming Curriculum Years 4/5/6