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PE Curriculum

It is our vision that all children at Bollin to experience excellent physical education, school sport and physical activity creating universal enthusiasm about physical activity; where every child feels confident and ready to participate, leading to lifelong enjoyment, participation and active lifestyle choices.

At Bollin, we recognise the importance of providing a high-quality, broad PE curriculum that is exciting, engaging and challenging, inspiring pupils to access, succeed and excel in sport (competitive and non-competitive) and other physical activities. Opportunities to be physically active help to further embed a pattern of health and wellbeing that can be sustained into adult life enabling informed decisions to be made in pursuit a healthy lifestyle. By providing a platform to compete in sport, we offer opportunity for our children to experience healthy social interactions: teaching co-operation through being part of a team; resilience to face challenges, therefore dealing with success and defeat; honest competition fostering a sense of ‘fair play’ and sportsmanship.

In a world where obesity is on the rise, as we lead more sedentary lifestyles, it is vital that we provide opportunities for ALL children to become physically confident to support their health, fitness and wellbeing whilst enabling them to make healthy lifestyle choices.  In doing so, we will be equipping our children to apply their physical, mental, emotional and  social skills successfully as they move to their next stage in an ever evolving and challenging world, fostering a love of  physical activity, health and nutrition and a greater awareness of the impact of the benefits of leading an active, healthy lifestyle.


Our Aims:

  • Develop competence and confidence to perform and engage in a broad range of physical activities safely, skilfully and successfully
  • Be physically active for sustained periods of time, developing an understanding of the effect of exercise on their body
  • Improve their observation and analytical skills to make judgements on their own and others work to improve performance
  • Develop the ability to work independently, setting personal goals to pursue a positive attitude towards physical activity and wellbeing
  • Promote collaborative and co-operative learning opportunities encouraging leadership and team work skills, communicating with and responding positively towards others
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Have access to 2 hours quality P.E provision each week and have the opportunity to take part in extra-curricular activities.
  • Lead a healthy, active lifestyle having a knowledge and understanding of the impact their choices will have in the future.

The key concepts we teach:

  • Performance: Using knowledge and understanding of physical activity to produce effective outcomes when participating in physical activities
  • Competence: Selection and application of skills, tactics and composition during physical activity
  • Creativity: Exploring and experimenting with techniques, tactics and compositional ideas to produce effetcive outcomes during physical activity
  • Health and Wellbeing: Understanding the positive contribution that regular physical activity makes to the physical and mental health of an individual
  • Leadership: Demonstrate the ability to solve problems whilst leading and organising teams to a succesful resolution

The skills we teach:

  • Games: striking and fielding, invasion, net and wall
  • Gymnastics: conditioninng, control, perform, analysis and evaluation
  • Dance: choreography, performance, analyss and evaluation
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities: physical activity, team challenge, problem solving
  • Athletics: agility, rum, throw, jump
  • Swimming: enter and exit safely, water safety and rescue, swim competently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively
  • Leadership: conflict resolution, organisational, problem solving ‚Äč


In EYFS children begin to:

  • Observe the effects of activity on their bodies.
  •  Develop basic movement skills and experiment with different ways of moving: travelling under, over, through balancing and climbing equipment
  • Jump off an object and land safely
  • Develop an awareness of direction: forwards, backwards, sideways
  • Develop their agility, balance and co-ordination
  • Show increasing control over an object: push, pat, throw, catch, kick
  • Negotiate space safely adjusting speed and direction to avoid obstructions
  • Move confidently, freely and with pleasure in a variety of ways
  • Perform simple steps and patterns to music
  • Enjoy joining in with group physical activities

Use movement to express feelings and in response to music


In Key Stage 1 children begin to:

  • Master basic movements: run, jump, throw, catch
  • Develop balance , co-ordination and agility and apply these in a range of activities
  • Participate in team game, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using simple movements and patterns
  • Engage in competition (against self and others

Co-operate with others in team games and increasingly challenging situations



In Key Stage 2 children begin to:

  • Apply and develop a broad range of skills
  • Use and link actions to make sequences of movement
  • Communicate, collaborate and compete with others
  • Understand how to improve their physical performance
  • Know how to evaluate their own and others performance constructively
  • Recognise and celebrate success ( own and others)
  • Throw, catch, run, jump in isolation and in combination
  • Play  a range of sports competitively and employ the principles of attacking and defending
  • Develop strength, flexibility, technique and balance ( in particular during gym, dance and athletics)
  •  Perform dance moves using different steps and patterns specific to dance genres
  • Choreograph their own dances
  • Participate in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges individually and within a team
  • Compare  and evaluate their performance and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best


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