Physical Education

Our Physical Education Intent 

It is our intent for the Physical Education curriculum to inspire all pupils to enjoy, succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We will provide our children with opportunities to compete in sport and other activities to build character and help to embed core values such as fairness and respect. We will strive to ensure that every child exceeds their potential and the impact of our PE curriculum will allow our children to live a healthy and active lifestyle.


In EYFS, the children will develop their skills in Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development and Expressive Arts and Design.

In Key Stage 1, the children will develop fundamental skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. The children will engage in competitive and co-operative physical activities, in a range of challenging situations. Over the year, the children will take part in a variety of games, gymnastics and dance activities.


In Key Stage 2, the children will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences in movement. We will provide the children with plenty of opportunities to allow them to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing. Throughout the year, the children will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of games, gymnastics and dance activities. Year 4 children will be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently.



In Physical Education, we cultivate a reading culture by exposing children to a variety of genres through carefully planned activities.  In Key Stage 1, this will entail reading sport specific vocabulary and their definitions within knowledge organisers e.g. chest pass and dribbling. In key stage 2, children will read and follow instructions in activities such as orienteering. In addition to this, they will read and understand the rules of a variety of sports.



Oracy is the ability to articulate ideas, develop understanding and engage with others through spoken language. In PE, oracy is a powerful tool for learning. We ensure oracy is developed across all key stages to ensure students have the ability to communicate effectively in all sporting scenarios.



At Oyster park Primary Academy, we are aware of, and respond to, pupils’ diverse learning needs, including those with special educational needs. All children will have access to Physical Education. Therefore, work and activities will be adapted accordingly to ensure that children of all abilities participate to their full potential. We aim for children to be able to take control of their own learning where they have responsibility and ownership to challenge themselves. This supports children to develop skills they need to become life-long learners, who have both an understanding and a positive relationship with physical activity.


Our Physical Education Curriculum Overview