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Physical Education/Games

Our curriculum in P.E. is based around the Real PE scheme. The aim of the scheme is to create a positive relationship with physical activity for life focusing on the development of agility, balance, coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning. It is based on the national curriculum objectives but has moved away from the traditional sport first teaching of P.E. Instead focusing upon developing physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills. 


The teaching and learning in our P.E. can be characterised as a holistic approach where we are aiming to develop the ‘whole child’. Real P.E. is built around an assessment framework with clear learning journeys which develop a range of personal, social, physical, health & fitness, cognitive and creative abilities. This focus on such ‘abilities’ will help us to align P.E. across the whole school and curriculum, embedding the core values in all our teaching and learning. The tables below show the learning journeys used to support and celebrate pupil’s progress in their personal and social skills.



The development of Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) is at the core of each P.E. lesson. FUNS for everyone forms the central spine throughout the real PE scheme. It is a progressive programme designed to include, challenge and support the development of FMS at all ages, stages and abilities. It includes over 200 physical challenges organised into 12 stations and 6 progressive coloured levels, covering a range of agility, balance and coordination (abc of P.E.). This enables both teacher and personal assessment and monitoring of progress. 


The table below shows just some examples of the progressive challenges involved in the programme.



Alongside this curriculum as a school we are part of the Move More. They aim to support schools in providing high quality PE & school sport within the school setting. This includes curriculum support, continued professional development for both teachers and PE Lead and sporting events across the year. The network provides a number of large scale activities which vary in terms of activity, age group, competitive/non-competitive and competitions aimed at specific groups of children, such as SEND, less active children, girls only or competitions for children who are not part of a club.

Events include:  


  • Football
  • Netball 
  • Swimming 
  • Cricket


  •  Dance 


  • Archery 
  • Rounders


  • Multi-skills


  • Sportsability


  •  Rugby 


  • Tennis 


  • Mountain Biking 


As part of P.E. we have increased our school’s provision for swimming to ensure all children from Year 2 are exposed to swimming lessons and learn this vital skill.   


PE Curriculum Overview