Physical Education curriculum

Intent for TVED PE

The aim of our PE programme is to develop children’s basic physical competencies, build confidence in their ability and build the foundations for a lifelong love of sport, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. We aim to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical well-being in our children now and for their future. Physical fitness is an important factor. It teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, cooperate, collaborate and demonstrate resilience. For reference, take a look at the Department or Education PE curriculum guidance here.


By the end of KS1 most children will be able to:

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching 
  • Develop 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

By the end of KS2 most children will be able 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 
  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres 
  • Use a range of strokes effectively 
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Year 1Movement – Jumping
Can you use head, arms and feet and apply the correct technique when jumping?
Gymnastics – Body parts
Can you explore movements and balances on big and small body parts in wide, narrow and curled ways?
Ball Skills – Hands
Can you use sending and receiving skills, applying your developing technique?
Movement – Running
Can you use a developing technique to run at speed?
Dance – The Zoo
Can you co-ordinate and control your body movements to create a sequence showing character expression?
Attack v Defence – Games for Understanding
Can you create and apply simple tactics for attacking and defending?
Year 2Movement – Dodging
Can you apply your knowledge of how, where and why to dodge?
Gymnastics – Pathways
Can you explore different ways to link movements and balances while travelling along a variety of pathways?
Ball Skills – Hands
Can you combine dribbling, passing and receiving skills in order to keep possession and score a point?
Movement – Jumping
Can you apply jumping in game situations?
Dance – Explorers
Can you create and develop characters, adding movements, expression and emotion to your performance?
Attack v Defence – Games for Understanding
Can you create simple defending and attacking tactics, within a developing understanding of the transition from defence to attack?
Year 3Gymnastics – Symmetry & Asymmetry
Can you create sequences with symmetrical and asymmetrical balances?
Outdoor Adventure Activities – Problem Solving
Can you develop effective team working through different problem-solving challenges?
Striking & Fielding – Rounders
Can you and apply a variety of fielding skills through exploring the concept of batting and fielding?
Dance – Wild Animals
Can you bring together choreography to create a final performance?
Outdoor Adventure Activities – Communication & Tactics
Can you explore how to orientate and locate points on a map, travel to them and record what you find?
Athletics – Year 3 Athletics
Can you use the correct technique for running fast, jumping far and throwing for distance?
Year 4Gymnastics – Bridges
Can you create sequences combining movements and bridge balances applying flow and creativity?
Net/ Wall – Tennis
Can you develop your ability to apply the principles of attack vs defence in order to play a game of tennis?
Striking & Fielding – Cricket
Can you apply the principles of attack vs defence in cricket?
Dance – Cats
Can you sustain characters and extend dance skills by using more complex interacting movements and actions?
Invasion – Dodgeball
Can you apply throwing, catching and dodging skills and understanding of team work in a game?
Athletics – Year 4 Athletics
Can you develop your sprinting technique, explore throwing pacing and technique for triple jump and javelin?
Year 5Gymnastics –
Can you use counter balance & counter tension to construct a sequence and link movements?
Net/ Wall – Tennis
Can you apply prior learning to develop your ability to serve and volley?
Striking & Fielding – Rounders
Can you apply refined fielding skills in order to prevent the batters from scoring?
Dance – The Circus
Can you develop clear movements and expression to perform
their routine as part of a group
Invasion – Netball
How do you apply passing and moving skills to create attacks that result in a
shooting opportunity. Develop and apply  tactics for attacking and defending
Athletics – Year 5 Athletics
How do you sprint effectively, develop technique for throwing a shot putt, explore and develop understanding of how to hurdle safely?
Year 6Invasion Games – Tag Rugby
Can you create tactics for attack and defence and apply them into game situations?
Dance – Carnival
Can you develop group movements selecting and applying choreography into a performance?
Striking & Fielding – Cricket
Can you use your knowledge, understanding and ability to apply a range of fielding skills, batting skills and tactics into mini games?
Gymnastics – Matching and mirroring
Can you create a sequence through a combination of movements?
 Net/ WallBadminton
Can you execute shots and think tactically in a game?
Athletics – Year 6 Athletics
Can you apply your knowledge, understanding and skills into a competition?

Invasion Games include: Football, Tag-Rugby, Basketball, Netball, Boccia, Wheelchair Basketball; Artistic includes: Gymnastics, Cheerleading and Dance; Striking Fielding: Cricket, Rounders, Table Cricket, Tri-Golf; Net Wall Games:Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball, Seated Volleyball, Table Tennis; *Dance/orienteering academy specific and timetabled around specialist availability


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