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A high-quality Physical Education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sports. It should give every child, whatever their ability, an equal opportunity to be physically active, to develop their basic skills and physical competence and to encourage a lifelong healthy respect for exercise and fitness, underwritten by an enjoyment and love of sport and games. Physical Education provides the potential to build character and to help embed values such as fairness and respect.


Aims and Objectives (Intent) 


  • To develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.

  • Encourage children to use their creativity and imagination in physical activity.

  • To teach children to be more skilful in the way they control their movements and develop coordination.

  • To develop habits leading to a healthy and active lifestyle and promote physical fitness.

  • To help children to understand how the body responds to activity.

  • To develop confidence in applying and adapting a range of skills in a variety of settings.

  • To contribute to social and emotional development. To promote self-confidence and self-esteem, developing qualities such as commitment, fairness, tolerance and a concern for others as well as individual success.

  • To engage in competitive sports and activities.

  • To be physically active for sustained periods of time and have the stamina, suppleness and strength to keep going.



At North Crescent, each class is timetabled to have at least two hours of Physical Education per week.


EYFS & KS1 provides opportunities for pupils to:

  • Move confidently in different ways

  • Perform a single skill or movement with simple control

  • Link two movements together when performing a small range of skills

  • Perform with consistency and control

  • Use a sequence of movements with some changes in level, direction or speed.

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, 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.


KS2 provides opportunities for pupils to:

  • Apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.

  • To enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.

  • To develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils are taught to:

  • 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, rounder’s and tennis]

  • 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, compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.


Swimming is a life skill therefore we do not limit swimming to a single year group but instead all pupils in KS1 and KS2 have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons every year until they are proficient swimmers.


Dance and Gymnastics

We use a specialist teacher to deliver our dance and gymnastics programme alongside our class teachers. This has been a strategy that has proved to be very successful in engaging all pupils and enabling them all to experience success, alongside developing their skills and knowledge.


School Sports Partnership

Alongside our taught curriculum, we love to promote physical education more widely and as such have developed a strong link with Bromford Senior School through the School Sports Partnership Scheme. Our participation in the partnership enables us to build up valuable contacts which in turn means that our pupils can also access:

  • Bikeability training

  • Archery lessons

  • Tri-golf coaching

  • Tennis lessons

  • Entry into inter-school competitions such as sports hall athletics, mini-tennis, tri-golf, football, basketball, cross country, rounder’s and many more.