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At Perry Hall, the Physical Education curriculum is driven with the care of children’s health at the centre. We provide a varied programme for each year group. Developing children’s physical competence and confidence is key, alongside promoting physical development and knowledge of their body in action. Physical Education provides opportunities for children to be creative, competitive and cooperative; facing up to different challenges in every lesson as either part of a team or an individual. Alongside this, children reap the mental benefits of exercise; reduced stress and improved concentration. Exercise and physical activity have a positive influence on children’s attainment in school. Teachers and children are aware of the importance that physical activity holds both for their physical and mental wellbeing.


Children at Perry Hall develop an understanding of how to succeed in different sports, as well as learn how to evaluate and recognise their success. The PE curriculum is planned to provide children with a wide variety of activities and sports, building upon previous learnings from year-to-year. Using the PE Hub (, lessons are designed to continuously develop and stretch children’s abilities. At the beginning of their school life children learn and explore basic movement skills, they develop these skills throughout their time at Perry Hall and leave as confident movers able to play a wide range of sports. With the employment of specialist coaches, children have the opportunity to extend their learning and skill-sets. In our supportive environment, effort and hard work, as well as success is celebrated, alongside promoting enjoyment and team work.


In addition to the 2-hour national curriculum PE teaching, children participate in 30-minutes of extra  PE to supplement their provision. Alongside our curriculum, teachers provide a wide variety of extra-curricular activities to help support and harness the skills and interests of the children. By giving children the opportunities to compete in sport and other activities it enables them to build character and help instil values such as fairness, respect and resilience.


The PE National Curriculum aims to inspire all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. The 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 lifestyles


Key stage 1:

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

Pupils are taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • 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:

Perry Hall provides swimming instruction in key stage 2.

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.