CE First School

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Physical Education (PE)



Develop physical literacy skills: agility, balance and coordination, and establish the confidence to take part in a wide variety of different physical activities

Learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles and adopt healthy habits for life

Face physical challenge and competition with resilience and enthusiasm and learn how to deal with success and failure

Learn valuable life skills including being able to swim competently and have a knowledge of personal survival




High quality weekly PE lessons are delivered linked to National Curriculum requirements and supplemented by the opportunities to take part in extracurricular PE clubs offered after school.


Our PE curriculum is enhanced through the use of qualified coaches in certain disciplines, for example, Worcester Warriors, Worcestershire Cricket Club, FA qualified football coaches, LTA tennis coaches and dance/gymnastics specialists. These specialists work alongside class teachers to ensure the progression of children in aspects of the National Curriculum.


Swimming participation begins in Year 1 with progression towards stroke technique, water safety and ability to swim 25m.


Participation in local competitions either through cluster festivals, swimming galas, Worcestershire Games and local school matches to encourage the competitive and team elements of PE.




By the end of key stage 1 children should be able 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.


By the end of key stage 2 children should be able to:

Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

Play competitive games, modified where appropriate 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.