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Physical Education

Core Essence

A physically confident performer will participate regularly and safely in a range of physically demanding activities for sustained periods whilst supporting a healthy, active lifestyle. They will compete in sport and other activities building character and resilience and embedding the values of fairness and respect.


Key Physical Education Questions

  • How can you make sure you participate fully to the best of your ability?
  • How can you work effectively in pairs, small groups and/or teams?
  • How can performance be improved?
  • How can you outwit your opponents?
  • In what ways can your creativity and imagination help improve performance and play?

Essential Key Skills

  • Master fundamental movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns progressing to performances characterised by a greater range of movement patterns and complexity
  • Participate within competitive games applying principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Develop key elements of SRF needed for sustained and successful participation in PE
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Evaluate their performances and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • Swim competently using a range of strokes and perform safe self-rescue skills in different situations

Using and applying English and Maths in PE


Speaking and Listening




  • Leading warm-ups
  • Discussion of tactics and strategy
  • Correct use of PE specific keywords
  • Analysis and evaluation of performance
  • Problem solving within pairs or groups
  • Officiating and communicating decisions



  • Match reports
  • Written evaluation of performance
  • HRF diaries and pamphlets
  • Creating and developing practices for small groups
  • Annotation of PE specific diagrams and illustrations


  • Measuring distance in running, throwing and jumping
  • Using different scoring systems in different sports
  • Data collection and handling
  • Understanding and recognition of space,  shape and direction
  • Use of timing equipment and recording
  • Understanding of repetition and sets
  • Understanding of different weight categories