Lawley Primary School

"Planting the seeds, growing the future"

At Lawley Primary School, we firmly believe that Physical Education should be experienced in a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. This helps our children understand that to be successful, not just in sport but in all areas of learning and life, you must work hard, show resilience, have determination and be prepared to practise things time and time again in order to get better and improve – to be the best we can be!

We strive to deliver a high-quality physical education curriculum with teaching and learning opportunities which inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities for sustained periods of time, both in and out of school and help them develop and establish good, physical health habits for their future. We aim to teach children how to co-operate and collaborate with others in a team to achieve a common goal, as well as understanding the values of fairness, respect and sportsmanship.

We recognise the importance of swimming as a life-saving skill and aim to help all children achieve the goal of being able to swim 25 metres before they leave us in year 6.

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

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.

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.