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Physical Education

Our Intent: Why our Physical Education curriculum looks like this

Green Lane aims to deliver a fun, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all our pupils to become physically active and healthy. We will provide our pupils with opportunities to:

What are the aims of the Green Lane Curriculum for Physical Education?

The Green Lane Curriculum for Physical Education follows the aims of the National Curriculum to ensure that all pupils:

Physical Education Subject Content: 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. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and cooperative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught how to:

  1. Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
  2. Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
  3. Preform dances using simple movement patterns.

Physical Education Subject Content: 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 how to:

  1. Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
  2. Play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  3. Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
  4. Perform dances using a range of movement patterns.
  5. Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
  6. Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Swimming (Taught in KS2):

All pupils leaving Green Lane in Y6 will have completed swimming lessons delivered in our local area, by qualified professionals. Pupils should learn how to:

  1. Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  2. Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke].
  3. Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Please click here to view our subject content by topics for KS1 and KS2.

Implementation and Impact: How do we teach our Physical Education curriculum and what is the purpose of our Physical Education curriculum?

PPA Astronaut Training:
Pupils complete timed challenges focusing on core movement skills and fitness. These are conducted once a term and results recorded. Pupils are encouraged to try and improve their personal scores throughout KS2.
Pupils learn orienteering skills and complete multiple courses around the school site. Pupils compete against each other (solo and in teams) to solve orienteering based problems and games.
Healthy Living and Fitness:
KS2 pupils participate in sessions with ‘Live It and Get Active’. These sessions are both practical and classroom based. Pupils learn about recommended fitness levels, balanced diets and positive effects of a healthy lifestyle.
All pupils will be given swimming lessons in Y3. These lessons will be delivered in line with the National Curriculum’s three main objectives for swimming.
Indoor PE:
External coaches deliver the indoor PE timetable. They provide expert professional development for our teaching staff. They also deliver varied, engaging and specialist activities that enrich our pupil’s experiences in Physical Education and enhance their development. The external coaches represent local sporting establishments, inspiring young people to participate in community sport.
Outdoor PE:
Green Lane staff teach the NCPE objectives to their pupils following the guidance of our Sports Lead. Staff focus on the core skills and principles of sport throughout the year.
Pupils develop a resilience to physical challenges and self-esteem from successfully completing challenges and increased levels of perseverance.
Pupils develop problem solving, cooperative learning and leadership skills. They also learn cross-curricular skills relating to map reading and compass directions.
Pupils develop their knowledge and understanding of how to live a happy, active, balanced and healthy lifestyle. Growing up with an ability to recognise unhealthy habits and the resulting problems enables our pupils to make more positive and informed life choices.
Pupils develop water confidence in a safe and fun environment. They develop life-long skills that will have a positive impact on their future.
Pupils further develop their fundamental movement skills, whilst experiencing a variety of different games and activities. Pupils are taught by role models within our local sporting community. This helps inspire and encourage them to participate outside of school.
Pupils learn new skills and continue to develop their fundamental movement skills in each lesson. Pupils should understand the basic principles of competitive sport and have the fundamental physical ability/skill to participate in any sport they choose.


Our Teaching Sequence
Lesson specific warm up – prepare pupils physically and mentally for the lesson

Brief review of learning covered in previous lesson/s

Specify key vocabulary to be used and its meaning

Demonstration of skill or activity

Practise new skill/principle in closed drill

Apply new skill/principle to game based scenario

Evaluate their performance and their impact on the game/team
Possible Pedagogical Approaches used in Physical Education
Direct teacher instruction; modelling of skills and techniques; demonstration

Inquiry-based learning;  problem solving

Teacher facilitated cooperative learning environment activities – allowing pupils to develop interpersonal skills and leadership skills

Pupil-led learning; opportunities to showcase learning

Being introduced to the key vocabulary, principles and concepts that underpin their practical skill development, allowing them to understand where their new knowledge sits within the context of a specific sport

Please click here to view our Progression of Skills for PE

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