Physical Education


Our PE Vision

At Fens Primary School, our vision is to promote a fully engaging and inclusive PE curriculum so every child has the opportunity to maximise their competence and development of fundamental skills to excel in a wide of physical activities and inspire children to lead healthy, active lives.


Our school believes that PE is about promoting children’s enjoyment, confidence and skill in physical activity in order to foster a positive attitude towards an active and healthy lifestyle. P.E. is essential to the development of the whole child. It promotes the development of physical, personal, social and intellectual skills alongside which, cooperation, tolerance, respect, character building and self-esteem can also flourish.



Classes are timetabled for sessions as follows:

  • Nursery: one session
  • Reception: two sessions
  • (Early Years use the outdoor play area on a regular basis)
  • Key Stage One: two sessions
  • Key Stage Two: two sessions
  • Swimming is included in these sessions for Key Stage Two.


  • Creative movement- Gymnastics (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6)
  • Creative movement- Dance (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6)
  • Fundamental skills- Games (Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3)
  • Outwitting opponents- Rounders (Year 3)
  • Outwitting opponents- Invasion Games (Year 4)
  • Outwitting opponents- Tennis (Year 4)
  • Outwitting opponents- Tag Rugby (Year 5 and Year 6)
  • Outwitting opponents- Netball (Year 5)
  • Outwitting opponents- Cricket (Year 5 and Year 6)
  • Outwitting opponents- Basketball (Year 6)
  • Athletics (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6)


  • Power walking/jogging (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6)
  • Boot Camp (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6)
  • Skipping (Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6)
  • Fitness Frenzy (Year 1, Year 2, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6)
  • Swimming (Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6)

Early Years Foundation Stage

PE in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is encompassed in the Physical Development area of learning. In EYFS, children develop their core strength, stability, balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination and agility. Repeated and varied opportunities to explore and play with small world activities, puzzles, arts and crafts and the practice of using small tools, with feedback and support from adults, allow children to develop proficiency, control and confidence.


Assessment outcomes are formed from the key objectives for each lesson and form the basis of assessment and inform future planning. P.E. is assessed, recorded and reported in line with our school Assessment Policy.

Assessment is based upon the following

  • acquiring and developing skills
  • selecting and applying skills,
  • using tactics
  • compositional ideas
  • evaluating learning and improving personal performance and that of others
  • knowledge and understanding of fitness and health
  • safety
  • ability to work with others

KS1 National Curriculum

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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

Swimming and Water Safety

  • 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

PE Long Term Plan


PE Curriculum Map