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Our PE lessons follow the National Curriculum and aim to deliver a high-quality physical education curriculum which inspires all pupils to succeed within physical activity and helps them to develop a range of skills. Every opportunity is provided for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Our pupils are given opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


Starting in the 2022-23 academic year, we adopted 'Real PE' as our scheme to support our children to reach their full potential in their PE lessons. Real PE believes in giving every child the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE and Sport. The Real PE curriculum is delivered over six cogs; each cog focuses on an element of learning and skills, and together, they provide the children with a solid and aspiring foundation from which to build on as they move to through the school journey.

The cogs are:

Personal – the children can follow instructions and work on simple tasks by themselves before developing their perseverance; reacting positively to challenges and recognising their strengths and areas for improvement.

Social – the children learn to work sensibly with others; praising and encouraging them. They show patience and as they develop this cog, they learn to negotiate and collaborate on tasks.

Cognitive – the children can understand and follow simple rules, tactics of attacking and defending and use their spatial awareness to make good decisions. They begin to judge performances; recognising and suggesting patterns of play.

Creative – the children explore movements, patterns and themes in their learning. They have the freedom to make up their own rules and versions of activities to make them more fun and challenging.

Applying Physical – the children perform single skills and movements with control and this develops to performing a range of skills with control and consistency. They explore changes in level, speed and direction and understand what body tension is and how to apply it.

Health and Fitness – the children develop their awareness and understanding of the human body and know why exercise is so important. As they develop this cog, they select and perform appropriate warm up and cool down activities.


Built into this scheme are a range of resources which enable progression of skills from the EYFS right through to Year 2. 


We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that support and inspire our children to develop their fundamental movement skills as well as important life skills. We want to teach children to work as part of a team and understand the importance cooperation and collaboration. We also teach children to make positive choices to support a healthy body and mind.


The National Curriculum for physical education 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 lifestyles

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