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Physical Education

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We follow the Early Years Statutory Framework and the National Curriculum for Physical Education and the children are taught to apply and develop a range of skills across a variety of sports, as well as how to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.  Over the course of an academic year, each class covers six different sports which require the children to develop and apply specific skills throughout the topic, building on what they have learnt in other sports and in previous years.

Physical Education Overview 2021-22

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Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

In Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 the children follow a rolling programme.  This allows the children to revisit the key skills of Physical Education in different contexts so that they can reinforce their understanding and practise and develop their skills.  There is a strong emphasis on developing the fundamental movement skills, developing their agility, balance and coordination in order to give them a strong grounding.  The children then apply these core skills in a range of increasingly complex cooperative and competitive games.

Key Stage 2

In Key Stage 2, the children build and develop a broader range of skills. They learn how to use and apply these skills in an increasingly wide range of contexts, linking actions and sequences in ever more complex ways.   They deepen their understanding of competitive sport, effectively communicating to work cooperatively as a team, such as developing and applying tactics. They are increasingly able to evaluate their own performance identifying successes and how they can improve. 

The children have the opportunity to take part in outdoor and adventurous activities throughout the Key Stage, which are designed to challenge them as individuals and as a group, developing their resilience and problem-solving.

All children are taught to swim in year 4, 5 or 6. The expectation is they will be able to swim 25 metres confidently and competently using each of the four recognised stokes. 

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