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Physical Education


At Broad Oak, it is our intention to teach PE in alignment with our core values:



We endeavour to have a positive attitude towards all sporting activities, showing good sportsmanship and respect to all.


We strive to be responsible for the actions that we take at all times, showing respect for the rules expected in each sport.


We aspire to do what is right even when we are faced with fears, challenging ourselves to join in and give all sports a go even when we feel unsure.


We work hard to overcome obstacles in order to reach our goals, never giving up in the face of adversity.


We demonstrate an enthusiastic approach to all sports, promoting the importance of taking part and taking pride in our achievements.


We work together to ensure that friendship is at the heart of all we do, fostering a caring and supportive environment in order for us to achieve a secure sense of belonging through all our relationships through sport.


We aim to keep on trying and recover successfully when things become difficult.




At Broad Oak we strongly believe that physical development is essential to the development of the whole child. Through good physical education, whole school core values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best.

We want children to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as modestly celebrating their own successes. We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education curriculum allows all children to have the skills and mind-set to leave primary school with:


  • the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges;
  • knowledge of what comprises a healthy lifestyle;
  • self-confidence and self-esteem;
  • the ability to work in a team;
  • a life-long love of physical activity.




Broad Oak uses the GetSet4PE scheme. This scheme ensures a holistic approach, developing ‘whole-child outcomes’ which include not only the physical aspect of P.E., but also the social and emotional elements. 

The whole child outcomes demonstrate how the unit develops children's confidence, competence, control, and character, as well as how they collaborate with others.

The scheme of work also includes key skills, cross curricular links, the assessment criteria for that unit and any health and safety considerations.




Physical Education in EYFS

Physical education in the early years aims to build both fine and gross motor skills and an awareness of self in space, proprioception- often referred to as the sixth sense.

The Early Years outdoor area provides opportunities for the children to run, jump, cycle and build. These activities encourage not only the skills of cooperation and collaboration, but assist with coordination and muscle development.

Areas covered in P.E. within EYFS are: Introduction to P.E, Fundamentals, Dance, Gymnastics, Ball Skills and Games. 


Physical Education in KS1

In KS1, pupils will 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 will 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 will be taught to:


  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, 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.


Areas covered in P.E. within KS1 are: Introduction to P.E, Fundamentals, Dance, Gymnastics, Balls Skills and Games.


Physical Education in KS2

In KS2, pupils will 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 will enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.


Pupils will be taught to:

  • 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.

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