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    Our high-quality physical education curriculum inspires pupils to succeed in a wide range of physically-demanding activities. Pupils are provided with a wealth of experiences as they progress through the school which enable them to build on their knowledge, skills and understanding of health and fitness. The school facilities enable pupils to engage in indoor, outdoor and swimming activities which build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

    You can see an overview by cohorts on our curriculum page.

    The physical education curriculum 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. Engage in competitive sports and activities. Lead healthy, active lives.

    Year  1

    Gymnastics: master basic movements including running, jumping, as well as developing balance and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

    Games: participate in team games, developing simple skills, such as throwing and catching.

    Dance: perform dances using simple movement patterns.

    Swimming: swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

    Year  2

    Gymnastics: master basic movements including running, jumping, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

    Games: participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.

    Dance: create, edit and perform dances using a variety of levels and movement patterns.

    Swimming: swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

    Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

    Year  3

    Gymnastics: develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.

    Games: play competitive games, modified where appropriate for example, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis.

    Dance:  create, edit and perform individual and small group dances using a variety of levels and movement patterns.

     

     

    Swimming: swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

    Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

    Year  4

    Gymnastics: develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Create, edit and perform gymnastic sequences.

     

    Games: play competitive games, modified where appropriate for example, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.

    Dance:  create, edit and perform individual and group dances using a variety of levels and movement patterns.

     

     

    Swimming: swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

    Perform age appropriate safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

    Year  5

    Gymnastics: compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

    Games: continue to play competitive games, applying basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.

    Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.

    Dance:  perform individual and group sequential dances using differing movement patterns.

    Outdoor and adventurous activity: challenges both individually and within a team.(Rock climbing/caving)

    Swimming: swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

    Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.

    Year 6

    Gymnastics: create, edit, perform and compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

    Games: Design team games, applying basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.

    Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.

    Dance:  perform individual and group sequential dances using differing movement patterns.

    Outdoor and adventurous activity: challenges both individually and within a team.((Rock climbing/caving)

    Residential: take part in outdoor and adventurous residential. (annually one week)

    Swimming: swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.

    Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.