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At Manor Community Primary School all children, including SEN and disadvantaged learn the following concepts through studying different language based topics throughout the school

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. Our curriculum also provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. 

PE is a foundation subject in the National Curriculum. Our school uses the objectives from the curriculum as the basis for the planning in weekly PE lessons, ensuring pupils have access to 2 hours of PE a week. PE is taught by individual class teachers and coaches who together take responsibility for planning, resourcing and delivering this area of the curriculum.


  • Cause and effect
  • Comparing and contrasting 
  • Reversible and irreversible change
  • Space
  • Movement
  • Control
  • balance
  • Co-ordination
  • Invasion
  • Defence
  • Weight
  • Confidence/Self-esteem


  • Multi-skills
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Invasion Games
  • Athletics
  • Outside Adventures
  • Being fit and healthy
  • Swimming

British Values

By connecting our British Values through the teaching of Physical Education, we explore issues that affect us all in our lives and this helps inform decisions that will shape our future for example, by providing opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed British values such as fairness and respect.


We encourage the physical development of our children in the reception class as an integral part of their work. As the reception class is part of the Foundation Stage of the National Curriculum, we relate the physical development of the children to the objectives set out in the Early Learning Goals, which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five years of age.

We encourage the children to develop confidence and control of the way they move, and the way they handle equipment. We give all children the opportunity to undertake activities that offer appropriate physical challenge, both indoors and outdoors, using a wide range of resources to support specific skills. Through daily opportunities, using active and outdoor play, children get the opportunity to build confidence and self-esteem.

Key Stage 1

Year 1

As the children move into Year 1 the learning from EYFS is connected to the development a greater understanding of fundamental movement skills, which include balance, agility and co-ordination. This enables them to develop physical skill and an understanding of the movements of their body, particularly in the use of space, time and energy. The effect of exercise on their body is also explored. These skills are explored through the themes of dance, games and gymnastics lessons. The children are also introduced and exposed to a range of sporting activities in which they will learn how to participate in games and are introduced to the concept of attacking and defending as well as throwing and catching as they develop into aspiring athletes. Through team games, the children will build on their teamwork skills and resilience.

Year 2

Building on their previous learning, the children will start to copy and remember routines and instructions in dance and gymnastics, further strengthening their resilience. Through the playing of invasion games, they will be introduced to new vocabulary and rules of certain games, so they can better understand how sports work and the importance of following the rules, the consequences of this and how this can benefit or harm their team.

There is a deepening of their understanding of the importance of being fit and healthy and how this will impact their physical and mental health. How exercise can impact the body and how physical changes can build up over time and that a healthy lifestyle must be maintained in order to contribute to a well-rounded individual.

Key Stage 2

Year 3

The learning from Key Stage 1 relates to Key Stage 2, where the children use their previous learning with more control and understanding in dance and gymnastics and build on this by creating ideas, movements and actions to fit a particular style. The children will look at the correct way to jump and land safely, deepening their understanding of how to control their bodies.

Through the playing of invasion games, they will learn how to maintain possession of a ball, through knowing when to throw and catch and when to keep the ball. They will develop understanding of rules and how to follow more complex ones and how these impact different games in different situations.

Physically, they will learn to run at a pace and how to maintain this for a minute, understanding how going too fast will cause them to fatigue too early.
They will be introduced to importance of exercising and behaving safely in sport and how wearing appropriate clothing and being hygienic is essential for our overall health and safety.

Year 4

Children will enjoy challenges that include outdoor problem solving, this will include the use of compasses and other digital devices to orientate themselves.
In athletics, they will build on what they learned in Year 3 and learn how to vary their running speeds to successfully be able to maintain a pace over a variety of distances, understanding how to sustain performance, comparing and contrasting different efforts and speeds and what is suitable.

They will start to develop their critical thinking in order to identify and evaluate what makes a successful performance, as well as being able to select the best tactic in a game to be effective.
In addition, swimming and water safety is taught in Year 4, with the expectation that all children leave being able to confidently swim 25m.

Year 5

A greater emphasis is placed on the children being accountable and being able to describe basic health and safety principles.
The children will learn how to look at and adapt plans to changing outdoor conditions (such as wind, rain, traffic), this will build their resilience and build on their understanding of cause and effect.

In athletics, they throw accurately and refine their personal performances by analysing their own and others’ techniques. This will extend to all aspects of their physical develop as they achieve a greater understanding of how to control their bodies and how certain movements can be controlled.

They will build on their Year 4 understanding of their personal best and be introduced to direct completion with others, building resilience by understanding that not everyone can win and that the joy of sport is to be found in competing.

Year 6

In Year 6 they develop increased tactical thinking in games (teams, invasion, throwing and striking) and athletics, in which they apply and develop a broader range of skills and use these with increasing confidence, control, and technique.
There is a strong emphasis on consolidating existing skills, deepening their understanding of all aspects of physical education.

The children will be introduced to more competitive games, using their pre-existing knowledge of rules, tactics and attacking and defending. They will complement this, by ensuring fair-play flows throughout all their competing with their opponents. The increased competition will help the children to build on their self-esteem, confidence and resilience by learning to deal with both successes and failures, both individually and as a team.

Sports Clubs

 At Manor we are looking to expose our children to a variety of different sporting experiences. It is essential they are able to practice their teamwork, speaking and listening skills, fairplay, whilst being as active as possible.

Term 6 sports clubs

Year 1 - Multi-sports

Year 2 -Gymnastics

Year 4 - Boy's football

Years 3-6 - Irish dancing

Year 5 and 6 - Running club

Year 5 and 6 - Football

Percentage of children (out of the whole school) involved currently in extracurricular sports clubs - 16.3%

Term 1 (2021) sports clubs

Year 1 - Multi - sports

Years 1 - 6 - Dance

Year 2 - Gymnastics

Years 3 -6 - Irish dancing

Year 5 and 6 - Girl's football

Years 1 - 6 - Football

Years 4 - 6 - Tag Rugby


Percentage of children (out of the whole school) involved currently in sports clubs provided outside of school (local football teams etc) - 23%