Physical Education


At Dukesgate Academy we follow the ‘Get set 4 PE’ scheme. We want our children to lead healthy, active lifestyles that support their physical and mental wellbeing. Our lessons are inclusive and progressive and aim to inspire and motivate all learners to succeed. All pupils have weekly PE lessons that cover the six main areas of the National Curriculum:

· dance,

· gymnastics,

· games,

· athletics,

· outdoor and adventurous activities,

· swimming.

It is our intent to teach children life skills that will positively impact their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that introduces pupils to a range of sports and physical activity that are built upon throughout the year. As a result, pupils will be able to show progression in their character, confidence and skills.



Pupils participate in two lessons of PE weekly. Children in Year 4 have weekly swimming lessons. Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop confidence, tolerance and an appreciation of their own as well as others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to promote not only physical development but also mental wellbeing.

All children participate in further physical activity for our Daily Mile initiative which encourages them to improve their fitness levels as well as having a positive impact on their physical and emotional health.

All children will have Quality First Teaching. Any children with identified SEND or in receipt of Pupil Premium funding may have additional or different work to their peers, depending on their needs, in order to access the curriculum. As well as this, our school offers a demanding and varied curriculum which provides children with a range of opportunities to enable them to reach their full potential and consistently achieve highly from their starting points.

It is our intent to ensure children understand the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle, and to equip them with the tools to do so by educating them about health and wellbeing. Children must understand how to take care of themselves both physically and mentally in order to be successful as adults. We strive to develop children who:

  • participate eagerly in every lesson
  • show highly positive attitudes
  • are able to make informed choices about engaging fully in extracurricular sport
  • can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water.


If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress.


In KS1 pupils will develop fundamental skills through a broad range of activities that encompass agility, balance and coordination. Pupils will engage in competitive sports where they will have opportunities to stretch and challenge their skills independently and within groups.

We teach pupils through class lessons and specialist support 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


In KS2 knowledge is built upon as pupils develop a broader range of skills where they are expected to begin to confidently use skills in combination or in a sequence of movements.

We teach pupils through class lessons and specialist support 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


Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children, not only by teaching sporting skills, but also by promoting the social, emotional and thinking skills which underpin

that. Within our lessons, children are taught about self-discipline and that to be successful they need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. Our impact is therefore to motivate children to utilise their skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives

PE Curriculum KS1 KS2 Overview

PE Curriculum EYFS Overview


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