Clifford Primary School

Clifford Primary School



What PE looks like in our school:

  • Teachers will follow the Long Term Plan ensuring they cater for all abilities
  • Lessons will be active, fun and engaging for all to ensure children develop a healthy body and mind
  • Fundamental skills will be evident in all lessons across the school, including balance, agility and coordination
  • Opportunities will be given for children to show resilience and independence
  • Lessons will teach the skills and tactics to play a variety of games and understand the importance of working as a team
  • Opportunities for performing a variety of sporting activities, including; dance, gymnastic, swimming and athletics
  • Children will be expected to show respect to others and for sport at all times
  • Children will have had the opportunity to experience outdoor pursuits through residential trips


End of EYFS:

  • Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.
  • They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
  • Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.


End of KS1

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching
  • develop balance, agility and co-ordination
  • participate in team games
  • develop simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns


End of KS2:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate
  • apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
  • 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


This is how it works:

  • PE is taught by the class teacher who has had support from specialist coaches
  • Each class has at least two lessons of PE a week
  • Each topic will run for a series of six lessons, where children have the opportunity to improve their skills
  • Teachers model the skills and behaviour expected
  • Clear objectives are set at the start of the lesson and reviewed throughout, with mini plenaries
  • Children use a variety of equipment and space
  • Staff and children are dressed appropriately to deliver quality PE

We do encourage physical activity throughout the school day, including participating in the, ‘mile a day run,’ and Maths of the day



  • Children that enjoy PE and gain a love of sport for life
  • Children that are happy and healthy in body and mind and show resilience and independent skills
  • Good balance, agility and coordination is demonstrated in the wide variety of sporting activities
  • Children who are confident to show their skills through a variety of performances and team games
  • Respect is shown to others through sport at all times

 How do we know?

  • Coordinator monitors planning and delivery throughout the school