Physical Education

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.

The National Curriculum


Sports and Games

  • 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


Sports and Games

  • 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


  • 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

At Colley Lane Primary Academy, children experience swimming in 10-week blocks across Year 3 (summer term), Year 4 (spring term) and Year 5 (autumn term).

Swimming kit and important information:

  • A swimming costume (one piece) or swimming trunks and a towel in a suitable kit bag is required. We strongly advise that all items of kit are named
  • If your child would like to use deodorant, it must be a roll-on deodorant only. No aerosols
  • Long hair must be tied back and no earrings to be worn in the pool
  • Children on the asthma register must have their inhalers in school to take with them

Curriculum Documents

PE Overview

Updated on: 06/02/2019

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