PE Overview

Bishop King Physical Education.

‘High quality and embedded physical education systematically develops physical competence, confidence and fluency so that children are able to move to learn efficiently, effectively and safely. They understand fundamentally what they are doing, how they are doing this and why. They learn through ‘doing’. The outcome – physical literacy’

In EYFS physical literacy is developed through physical activity learning which focus on physical development but also develop the other 2 prime areas of communication & language and personal, social and emotional development.

Physical Education is a statutory subject, which has to be taught in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. The minimum statutory requirement for all schools is to deliver the new national curriculum.

The New National Curriculum:


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives

Key Stage 1

Pupils should be taught 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

Key Stage 2

Pupils should be taught 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 vision for PE at Bishop King Primary School.

We have high expectations and standards to ensure that all pupils achieve or exceed age expected outcomes.

This will be achieved through a diverse provision, ensuring both breadth and depth to our curricular and extra curricular provision.

1.          The utilisation of high quality external providers to embed best practice in specific activity areas and teaching pedagogy.  This contributes to pupils learning, physical development, participation and achievement.


$1·      Quality assurance of external providers through observations.


$1·      CPD development plan and embedding practice programme

$1·      Clear expectations and focuses for external providers – pace and challenge, and progress over time.


2.          Raising the profile of the subject to ensure that practice consistently reflects the highest expectations of staff and the highest aspirations of all pupils.


$1·      To ensure that PE is included in the quality assurance cycle alongside other subjects within the school.

$1·      To produce clear guidance for staff and external providers on expectations and standards (according to the AfPE Safe Teaching Guidance) for staff and pupils. 

$1·      Pedagogy guide for deliverance of PE.

$1·      Ensure that assessment informs planning through lesson observations, planning and work scrutiny of all those who deliver Physical Education provision.

3.          Establish an enriched provision. We are looking to create new and

exciting opportunities for all children within the school by researching  alternative sporting activities, before, during and after school that captures pupils interest and enthusiasm.


$1·      To establish links with Lincoln City Education Trust, the School Sports Partnership and Lincolnshire Sport to develop an alternative provision.

$1·      Liaise with Bright Futures Education and the School Sports Partnership to develop further inter and intra competition opportunities.

Our monitoring and evaluation has shown that: -



Preferred PE activity = Gymnastics.

Most popular out of school activity = swimming/football/gymnastics.

Most popular after school club = multi skills.

PE activity they would like to do = swimming.

Club they would like to do = swimming.



Preferred PE activity = Dance.

Most popular out of school activity = swimming.

Most popular participation in after school clubs = none.

PE activity they would like to do = climbing.

Club they would like to do = cycling.


What we have to do…

Ensure the PE curriculum is highly inclusive. It must be skillfully designed to meet the needs and interests of all pupils.  The PE curriculum should be complemented by an outstanding range of traditional and new, alternative sporting activities.

Each child should have 2 hours of core physical education lessons in all key stages. The Early Years should continue to provide their provision through the 3 prime areas of learning and 4 specific areas through purposeful learning physical activity opportunities and activities.

We must provide regular swimming lessons to enable all pupils to exceed minimum expectations for swimming by the end of Key Stage 2.