St Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School


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Physical Education - KS1 & EYFS

St Martin and St Mary C of E Primary School

Physical and Outdoor Education Subject Progression Grid – EYFS and Key Stage 1


Physical Education - Curriculum Subject Statement


Core Values

Early Years

Foundation Stage

Key Stage 1

Friendship, Trust, Love, Forgiveness, Faith, Honesty

Physical Development is vital in children, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy, active lives. Gross and fine motor experiences are developed through sensory explorations, focussing on strength, co-ordination and positional awareness. We provide opportunities for play both indoors and outdoors, which supports our children in building core strength, stability, balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination and agility.

PE is taught by Class Teachers and Teaching Assistants. External coaches are sometimes used to provide specific coaching for different areas of P.E. Staff are involved in these sessions for continuous professional development.

KS2 children are trained as Young Sport Leaders and are encouraged to lead sessions with KS1 children.

There is more of a focus on the multi-skills approach throughout the year, encouraging the children to master basic movements while developing balance, agility and co-ordination.

The children also have access to a range of after school clubs run by our internal coach and outside coaches. We invest in equipment to promote activity during playtimes and lunchtimes. Staff promote active play.


Outdoor Education - Curriculum Subject Statement


Friendship, Trust, Love, Forgiveness, Faith, Honesty

We aim to inspire all children to have a love for the outdoors and their natural world. We encourage children to ask questions about their environment and talk about things they have observed. We have weekly ‘golden time’ where children show care for living things and their environment. Our outdoor area is open to children at all times. The children have repeated and varied opportunities to explore and play which, in turn allows our children to develop proficiency, control and confidence. We encourage our children to negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others.

We aim to promote healthy lifestyles and create an understanding of the importance of having an active body and mind.


Our Outward Hounds curriculum in Year 1 offers all learners opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in our outdoor environment.


Our Countryside Explorers course in Year 2 challenges the children with new experiences. The course builds a love of the outdoors, while developing individual confidence.




Purpose of Study


A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


National Curriculum Subject Aims


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives.


National Curriculum Subject Aims


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, 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.
  • Swimming lessons are available to Reception and KS1 children. These aim to promote water confidence and to begin to develop basic strokes and swimming techniques.

EYFS and KS1 PE Provision and Curriculum Overview