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PE Curriculum

At English Martyrs' we believe that 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.
Our physical education curriculum 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.

Key Stage 1

Pupils are 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.

Key Stage 2
Pupils are taught to:
  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate 
  • 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

Pupils are taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Online PE After School Club
The Youth Sport Trust are running a 30-minute online After School Club for all children every weekday at 5pm until 18th December! The After School Club will be led by Athlete mentors and each day has a different theme.
Follow the link below which will take you to the timetable and YouTube link. Have fun!