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Physical Education

Our School Vision

Outcomes for Pupils:

An unwavering ambition to ensure all children are equipped with the academic and social skills needed to be ready for the next stage in their education.

Fostering a thirst for the acquisition of knowledge and recognising that learning is a life-long skill.

Embracing a culture of self-awareness and respect to allow us to grow as citizens.


Teaching and Learning:

Empowered creative and inspirational staff who inspire children to achieve highly.

Enabling our children to widen their horizons and aspire to personal excellence through the development of a broad and exciting curriculum which places experiences as a high priority.

Permitting the taking of risks by means of exploring new and innovative approaches to teaching and learning.


Intent – What do we want to achieve?

At Easingwold Primary school we recognise the importance of Physical Education to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development as well as the role it can play in a child’s spiritual, moral and cultural development. We are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our children and understand the impact physical activity and sport has on this. We aim to provide a broad and balanced P.E. curriculum to aid children’s increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. A balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities aims to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities. Our curriculum is based on progressive learning objectives which, combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, endeavour to provide appropriate, stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning situation for all pupils. The curriculum aims to promote an understanding of the many benefits of exercise, through a balanced range of relevant activities. In addition to the importance placed on PE lessons we also have a wider curriculum offer which includes the opportunities for pupils to take part in extra-curricular sports and activity clubs and competitions. The active mile and health enhancing activities also play a crucial role in our offer to pupils including active lessons, active break and lunchtimes and extra-curricular activities. All children will be able to swim 25 meters, using a variety of strokes by the time they leave Easingwold School.


Implementation - How will we achieve this?

Pupils within Reception always have access to physical activity as the outdoor area is open all of the time.  Also they have one discreet PE session per week to teach them fundamental skills.

In KS1 the curriculum focuses on key skills to develop early stages of tactical awareness and physical fitness elements of agility, balance and coordination through the introduction. Curriculum content includes ball skills and team games, gymnastic and dance activities. Children are introduced to early stages of games, gymnastics, dance, invasion games and multi-skills.  

In KS2 pupils continue to apply and develop a range of skills to enable them to become successful games players, dancers, gymnasts and athletes.

Pupils will be offered to be part of teams and play in competitions against other cluster schools, such as Netball, football, cricket, rounder’s, hockey, rugby and much more. After school sports will also be offered to all year groups.

Children will start swimming lessons in Year 4 (if they can’t swim 25m confidently) or they will receive lifesaving lessons. They will get a 10 week block. Catch up sessions will be provided in Years 5/6 for children who haven’t reached the required standard.


Impact – How do we know we have been successful?

The impact of our PE curriculum is that our learners are as a result of a strong Physical Education curriculum and wider curriculum offer, Easingwold Primary leavers will leave with a lifelong love of sport.

They will become skilful and intelligent performers, understand what it takes to persevere, succeed and acknowledge others’ success. They will be able to respond to a variety of challenges and take the initiative, lead activity and focus on improving performances. Children at our school will develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities and this will lead healthy, active lives. They will have positive attitudes to participation in physical activity. Children will have had opportunities to engage in competitive sports and activities and be able to embed values like fairness and respect.




National Curriculum 


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 personal best.

PE lessons