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Physical Education (PE) at Ainderby


What do our children say about PE?   

“It’s fun, we get to do lots of different sports.”

“We learn skills in one sport and apply them to other sports like the passing lines.”

We compete against others and get experience and tactics from them.”


PE Intent

We aim for our children to enjoy PE and show resilience both as individuals and as part of a team, playing competitively and learning how to win and accept loss. Children will hopefully become fit, physically confident and understand how to keep themselves healthy. 


PE Implementation

PE is based on the Early Years 2021 Curriculum and National Curriculum 2014. Children get the opportunity to take part in competitive sport with other schools as well as take leadership roles in sport when organising events in school.  Sports teams are chosen based on a child's enthusiasm, not their ability, this does mean that we don't always win, but we take part in competitions with enthusiasm, determination and courage. Children develop resilience by learning how to cope with inning and losing. Our children have the chance to try a variety of sports to develop different strengths and learning new skills and knowledge. Visiting coaches also help enhance the teaching of PE helping children to develop their skills. Children get the opportunity to learn to swim during one term each year and develop confident water skills to help them be safe in water.

Key Stage 1

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, 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

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:

  • 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, rounders and tennis], and 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

  • 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

 All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

 In particular, pupils should be taught to:

  • 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]

  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situation

Year 4 boys taking part in the cross country competition against other small schools.Year 4 boys taking part in the cross country competition against other small schools.

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