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St Pancras Catholic Primary

St Pancras
Catholic Primary School

Physical Education

‘Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, you don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it’ - Michael Jordan

PE develops a child’s knowledge, skill and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. It promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action and provides opportunities for them to be creative, competitive and co-operative. Children learn how to plan, perform and evaluate actions, ideas and performances in order to improve the quality and effectiveness of their work.  Opportunities to compete in sport individually, in groups and in teams build character and help to embed values such as fairness, resilience and respect. PE promotes positive attitudes towards healthy and active lifestyles and encourages them to make informed choices about how to get involved in lifelong physical activity.

Breadth of Study

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2 

Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. 

Perform dances using simple movement patterns. 

Swimming and water safety: take swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2.  

Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, such as football, netball, rounders, cricket, hockey, basketball, rugby and tennis and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. 

Take part in gymnastics activities. 

Take part in athletics activities. 

Perform dances. 

Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team. 

Swimming and water safety: take swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2. 

PE Curriculum Overview