Physical Education Curriculum


Implementation Impact

At Roade Primary School, Physical Education (PE) is an integral part of our curriculum. We strive to create a culture which aims to inspire an active generation, who enjoy PE and encourage each other and have the ambition to try their best. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities, which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, social and moral development.

At Roade Primary School, we are committed to providing all children with opportunities to engage fully in PE within school lessons and in the wider community. The aim of our PE programme is to develop children's basic physical skills and abilities, to build their confidence, to give opportunities for them to express their creativity and to encourage a lifelong love of sport, whilst instilling a healthy lifestyle. We offer a varied program of activity, to ensure that all children progress physically through a unique, diverse and fully inclusive PE curriculum. Our curriculum aims to improve the well-being and fitness of all children. We aim to deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities that enable all children to achieve their personal best. All children participate in competitive sport which can be against self and/or others.

Our lessons are delivered by specialist Sports Coaches, who ensure the children are working towards the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage targets. The lessons are structured to build on previous knowledge and skills and allows the children to practice them in context. We encourage the children to participate in a wide range of sports and activities, whilst encouraging healthy competition and teamwork. At Roade Primary School, we recognise and celebrate children’s sporting successes and personal achievements.

At Roade Primary School, our PE lessons are delivered by specialist Sports Coaches, who provide high-quality lessons for all children. Our medium-term plan and individual lesson plans, ensure that lessons are sequenced to build on previous learning and skills and that the National Curriculum requirements are met. This structure allows the children to recap on prior learning and encourages a progression of skills. Our PE lessons model technical vocabulary and provide children with opportunities to develop their physical skills and sporting abilities. This is delivered so that subject knowledge and skills is progressive from the Foundation Stage, through to the end of KS2.

Pupils participate in two PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to attend extra-curricular activities and clubs before and after school. We also hold sports taster days, which allow the children to experience a new sport, which they may wish to continue outside of school. Children are also invited to attend competitive sporting events within our school cluster and the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development, but also mental well-being. It also provides opportunities for the less active children to be involved in physical activity.

KS2 children attend swimming lessons for half a term, to ensure they understand water safety and that they can swim by the time they leave primary school. All children across the school participate in healthy school’s week, to promote the importance of keeping a healthy lifestyle and to encourage the involvement in sports and activities. Children are also encouraged to stay active at break times and can access a variety of equipment to use for sports and games. We also have Year 6 sports leaders, who work alongside the Sports Coach, to create and run games for children during lunchtimes.

Our curriculum is designed so that the children are taught a variety of sports and activities throughout their key stage, to create a progression journey for their skills and vocabulary. Children are able to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities, whilst giving them opportunities to improve and achieve their personal best. We celebrate sporting achievements awarded both in and out of school during our class assembly, to promote sports and activities and to celebrate all levels of success. We also award an overall Sports Achievement for the whole term.

We offer children opportunities to participate in competitive sports, to support them with understanding the necessary skills and ethos of individual, team and whole school sportsmanship. We equip our children with the necessary skills, promote teamwork and encourage them to show resilience when tackling a new skill or when facing a challenge. We want our children to learn to take responsibility for their own health, fitness and well-being, to allow them to live a happy and healthy life. We aspire for children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity, which becomes part of their future outside of Primary School. We aim for all Year 6 pupils to leave school with the skills to

competently swim and have the ability to self-rescue in the water, which is a key life skill.




Our Physical Education Threads

We have 6 threads that run through our Physical Education curriculum, they are:

  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Technique
  • Movement
  • Co-ordination
  • Ball Skills

We believe that these threads allow the children to build and improve their skills across all areas of sport and physical activity. The children are given opportunities to learn the fundamentals and then build upon and develop these as they progress through the school.



At Roade Primary School we study physical education as timetabled lessons from EYFS to year 6.

Children are also encouraged to be physical at break and lunchtimes, as well as take part in a variety of clubs on offer.


Our 'Physical Education Road', detailing the topics studied through the primary curriculum here at Roade:

Below are the knowledge organisers for each of the year groups listed above, if you would like to find out anymore information:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

If you have any questions about our physical education curriculum, please contact your child's teacher or our physical education subject lead.