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Physical Education

PE

Purpose of study
A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed  in  physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.
Opportunities 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
  • lead healthy, active lives

 

Subject content

Key stage 1
Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities.
They should be able to engage in  co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught to:
 

  • developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

 

Key stage 2
Pupils should continue 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. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to:

 

  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance,
     
  • 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.
     
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