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Parent View - Give Ofsted your view on your child's school

In Early Years provision is made for children’s Physical Development (PD). Within the area of Physical Development there are two main focus; moving and handling and self-care. High quality physical development centres around a range of play based provision and adult led sessions developing spatial awareness, self-confidence, balance and co-ordination.


Key stage 1

Pupils develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.


Pupils are 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 continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.


Pupils are 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


Swimming and water safety

At present children will be taught to swim in Year 3 & 4. They will attend once a week for a full term (approximately 10 weeks) in academic years in which they are in Year 3 and Year 4. If children are not confidently swimming 25m by the end of their second block provision will be made for them to attend a further block in either Year 5 or 6 in order to ensure every children can swim 25m when the leave primary school.

In particular, pupils are taught to:

•swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

•use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]

•perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

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