Physical Education

An understanding of the importance of being physically aware of one’s own body and

abilities is paramount in leading a healthy and active lifestyle. We aim to deliver the

building blocks of sport and physical activity to guide children into becoming active and

healthy adults – most importantly, we want to show our children the fun and confidence

building attributes that sport has to offer.


At Chapel Street we aim to ensure:



We will provide opportunities for young children to be active and interactive, and to

develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children will also be helped to

understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to



Pupils will be taught to:

  • show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing
  • know the importance for good health, of physical exercise and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing.


In Key Stage 1:

Pupils will 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 will 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 will 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.


In Key Stage 2:

We will build on KS1 and pupils will 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 will enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing

with each other. They will develop an understanding of how to improve in different

physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.


Pupils will 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.


We use the Greenacre Scheme of work for our planning as we believe it is fun, challenging and well developed at delivering the aims of the National Curriculum outlined above.

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