P.E National Curriculum Aims

The main Early Years Outcomes covered in the Games units are:

·         Shows increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it. (PD – M&H 40-60)

·         Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. (PD – M&H ELG)

·         Negotiates space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles. (PD M&H 40-60)

·         Experiments with different ways of moving. (PD M&H 40-60)

·         They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. (PD M&H ELG)

KS1 National Curriculum Aims

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, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Pupils should be taught 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.

KS2 National Curriculum Aims

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 to:

·         use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination;

·         play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending;

·         develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics];

compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Online resources for families

If you are wondering how to keep you and your children fit at home – Mrs Wallis is here to ensure you are pointed in the right direction!

There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical well being but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months.

These resources are easily accessible online or through apps on your smart phones or tablets.

Joe Wicks 




Joe Wicks has some fantastic online PE sessions and home workouts. These are brilliant to keep fit and healthy and to keep the whole family entertained.   Click here for some YouTube videos.

Cosmic Kids Yoga





This is a really fun way of getting your kids to relax and take a step back but also enjoying being active.

Yoga is a great way to ease worries, anxieties and stress- join in with your young ones as well!

You will find Cosmic kids on YouTube- but there is also an app which you can download!

NHS Couch to 5K





The NHS Couch to 5K app from Better Health gives you a choice of coaches to support and motivate you every step of the way.

Go Noodle




The children are used to seeing this in school. This program has been created by child development experts and has some fantastic resources. There are fast pace fitness routines, dance routines, mindfulness activities and call and repeat activities. This could keep your children entertained for hours or minutes through those active brain breaks!






Throughout the year our Year 4  children attend swimming lessons once a week at John Smeaton leisure centre. Our aim is for every child to be able to swim to a least 25 metres and understanding how to be safe in the water. The children are taught by a range of staff from the leisure centre and coached swimming staff from Whinmoor St Pauls.

The National Curriculum requirement for all children leaving Year 6 is to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively

perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.