Physical Education


  • to ensure all children are engaged in Physical Education and Sport
  • to ensure that the children’s experience of Physical Education is positive and motivating and that children’s attitudes to a healthy lifestyle are firmly embedded in our curriculum
  • to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing confidence and competence in a range of physical activities.
  • to develop a resilient mindset and be good team players
  • to provide opportunities to compete in competitive activities which help embed values such as fairness and respect
  • to improve health and well-being, promote active participation and lifelong learning, and for each child to fulfil their potential.


  • Each child receives 2 hours of curriculum time PE on a weekly basis which is carefully planned and mapped out to ensure a broad and full range of skills and activities. These sessions are either delivered by specialist coaches or class teachers during PE lessons.
  • Teachers plan with knowledge and skills progression in mind.
  • There’s a strong emphasis on health and fitness in all PE lessons.
  • Pupils in KS1 are given ample opportunities to develop their fundamental movement skills and extend their agility, balance and coordination. They engage in competitive and cooperative physical activities through games, dance and gymnastics.
  • In KS2, pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills such as running, jumping, throwing and catching. These skills are incorporated into competitive games, performances using movement patterns and evaluations of their own and others’ work. Pupils communicate and collaborate with each other and develop an understanding of how to improve in physical activities.
  • There are many opportunities across the year for children to take part in school competitions where children’s successes in sports are celebrated.
  • We hold a Sports Day at Hampstead Hill running track each July and take part in Cross Country, Football and Dodgeball tournaments organized by the borough.
  • Children in Years 3 and 4 attend swimming lessons at the local swimming pool where they are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25m using a range of strokes.
  • In addition to PE in curriculum time, we also strive to provide opportunities for children to access extracurricular physical activity through a wide range of sporting and active clubs such as: multi sports, dance and football.

PE Skills Progression