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Physical Education

PE enables children to unleash their full potential, both spiritual and physical, so that they transcend the limitations of the human body. PE provides a unique opportunity for students to recognise and appreciate the need for relationships based on trust and interdependence. It promotes the sanctity of life – the appreciation of the beauty, dignity and reverence of the human person made in the image and likeness of God.

By the end of EYFS, pupils will:

  • Demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing
  • Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others
  • Confidently and safely use a range of large & small apparatus
  • Talk about the different factors that support their overall health and wellbeing
  • Move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing

By the end of Key Stage 1, pupils will:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching
  • develop balance, agility and co-ordination
  • apply these movements to a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • be able to perform dances using simple movement patterns

By the end of Key Stage 2: pupils will:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • be able to play competitive games such as 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 through athletics and gymnastics
  • take part in outdoor adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • be able to compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best