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Tyndale Primary School



At Tyndale, our intent for teaching Physical Education is to give children the tools and understanding required to make a positive impact on their own physical health and well-being. We want all our children to experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills which will enhance lifelong fitness and life choices.


We know that it is through PE and sport that children learn and build their resilience. It is through sport that children learn that the more they practice, the more they improve. They also are encouraged to note their personal best rather than to compare themselves with others.

Physical education is taught by breaking down the skills and teaching these explicitly through modelling and plenty of individual and small group practice.

Physical activity features predominately in our playground. Children are offered plenty of physical resources to play with and physically challenge themselves with. We run daily sports clubs for children to attend. In addition, children complete a daily mile.



Key stage 1 children 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 will be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Children 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.


Our children 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 enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. Children develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Children are taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance (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.


PE Whole School Curriculum Map

PE Skills Progression