Blakeney, Pillowell and Walmore Hill Community Schools' Federation

Curriculum - Physical Education

'In my judgment, physical fitness is basic to all forms of excellence and to a strong, confident nation.'

Robert Kennedy

The PE curriculum and related activities are highly valued at our Federation.

All children take part in varied and skill-driven lessons and know where they are in their learning and what comes next due to our use of the ‘Get Set 4 PE” scheme of work. We take part in a wide range of sports at inter-school level with some of our teams being successful in local competitions. We regularly take part in the more traditional sports of Football, Netball and Tag Rugby.

Every member of our team recognises the importance of being active and how this helps support our physical and mental wellbeing. Being active does not stop in our PE lessons and we are always looking for ways to include physical activities in all subjects across the curriculum.

Key stages 1 and 2 National Curriculum in England

Purpose of study: 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.

Aims: 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.

Attainment targets: By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

Physical Education Programmes of Study:

EYFS Early Learning Goal – Physical Development

Moving and handling: children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

Health and self-care: children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.

Progression of skills

The progression of skills are given to each area of the school below.

We use this progression of skills to assess the children in their learning. The children are introduced to this progression by a colour-coded scale to help them understand where they are in their learning. The progression of these skills allows for instant differentiation and for children to work at an appropriate challenge level.

Progression of PE Skills ladder

Progression Map

Vocabulary Pyramids