We intend that our high-quality PE teaching will ‘inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.’ (National Curriculum, 2014). We recognise that physical health and fitness are vital to overall health and success for any individual. We also incorporate strategies to ensure that pupils understand how to look after their mental health and wellbeing through physical activity.

Specifically, our teaching will ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to actively participate 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;
  • understand how physical activity can support good mental health and wellbeing;
  • develop awareness of their body and learn to regulate themselves through active learning in yoga;
  • achieve at least national expectations for swimming and personal water safety.

Our teaching provides 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 our core values of Motivation, Positivity and Safety as well as teamwork and respect.



Our teaching of PE will take place through:

  • units of work from the GetSet4PE scheme of work which is based on the National Curriculum and is delivered in partnership with Freestyle Sports and Arts;
  • a yoga curriculum delivered by YogaPebbles;
  • units of work and resources from Swim England which is based on the National Curriculum and is delivered directly by school staff.

Specifically, children will learn to:


  • ELG: Physical development – gross motor skills
  • self-soothe and become more aware of their developing bodies;
  • establish a consistent body position within the water to allow for rapid progression of early stroke development.


  • 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;
  • practise strength, stamina and flexibility to develop a strong and healthy body and mind;
  • progress development of swimming strokes and water body position.


  • 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;
  • know what feels comfortable in their body, know how to relax and improve overall mental and physical well-being;
  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres using a range of strokes effectively [front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke];
  • further develop water body position to allow for consistent breathing movements;
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations and understand the principles of rescuing a casualty in water whilst ensuring personal safety.

All pupils will be taught PE discretely equivalent to one and a half hours per week in EYFS/KS1 and two hours in KS2. Pupils also have access to a range of, lunch-time sporting activities, extra-curriculum clubs and intra / inter school competitions to supplement and enhance their learning and will be expected to apply skills learned in PE to these situations.

All pupils in KS2 are offered the opportunity to take part in a 3-night residential experience at an Outdoor Activity Centre every year during the course of KS2.

Yoga lessons are provided every week for children in KS2 and every other week for children in EYFS/KS1.

Swimming lessons are provided every week for all children.

Please refer to the Long Term Curriculum Plan for further details.



We expect the vast majority of children to achieve the Early Learning Goals / national curriculum age-expected standards at the end of each academic phase of teaching (EYFS, KS1, KS2). These standards (detailed in the Early Learning Goals / national curriculum) summarise the knowledge, skills and understanding that children should have gained.

Our PE provision helps pupils to ‘become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.’ (National Curriculum, 2014)

Furthermore, we aim to take part in a range of intra-school sports activities as organised through Northamptonshire Sport plus other direct arrangements with local partner schools.