Physical Education

‘I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.’ Michael Jordan

At Lady Katherine Leveson School we believe all children should have access to a high quality Physical Education (PE) curriculum and PE should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum. Our PE curriculum will contribute to healthy and active lifestyles; improve emotional well-being, attendance and develop key skills such as leadership, confidence, social and team building skills.

With reference to the National Curriculum requirements, we intend to ensure our children are ‘confident learners’ by providing them with ‘opportunities to become physically confident in ways which supports their health and fitness keeping active for sustained periods of time and inspiring them to develop competence to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physical demanding activities.’

We intend to look beyond our school community to develop the children as ‘global learners’ by developing links with local clubs and coaches. We will provide the children with a vast array of sports from other cultures as well as using inspirational sports men and woman from all walks of life to inspire a love of sport.

At Lady Katherine Leveson C of E Primary School we want all children to develop a love of sport which will encourage them to lead a healthy and active life and develop them as ‘joyful learners.’


Aut 1

Aut 2

Spr 1

Spr 2

Healthy Me PSHE links.

Sum 1

Sum 2



Invasion Games


Net/Wall games





Striking and Fielding

Inspirational role-models in this sport.

Gareth Edwards

Lionel Messi

Marcus Rashford

Serena Gutherie


Simone Biles

Wayne Sleep

Venus and Serena Williams

Roger Federer

Billy Jean King

Bear Grylls

Edmund Hillary

Dame Kelly Holmes

Jonothan Edwards

Usain Bolt

Tanni Grey-Thompson

Ian Botham

Babe Ruth Jnr

Brian Lara


Play a range of chasing games

Follow simple rules

Participate in simple games.


Control their body when performing a sequence of movements.


Throw an object at a target. Catch equipment using two hands.

Follow simple rules. Participate in simple games.

Consolidation of FUNS SKILLS:

Static Balances.

Dynamic Balances.

Jump in a range of ways, landing safely.

Throw an object at a target.

Hit a ball with a racquet or bat.

Year 1

Use simple defence and attacking skills

Follow simple rules

Engage in competitive activities.


Begin to improvise independently to create a simple dance.


Perform using a range of actions and body parts with some coordination. Begin to perform learnt skills with some control.


Consolidation of FUNS SKILLS:

Counter balances in pairs.

Co-ordination – ball skills.

Perform different types of jumps.

Throwing with increasing distance and accuracy.

Use hitting skills in a game. Practise basic striking, sending and receiving.

Year 2

Begin to choose and use the best space in a game.

Begin to use and understand the terms attack and defence.


Perform sequence of their own composition with coordination.


Position the body to strike a ball.

Understand the importance of rules in games.

Compete against self and others.


Consolidation of FUNS SKILLS:

Agility – Ball Chasing.

Agility – Reaction/Response..

Use appropriate jumps for various distances and heights.

Investigate ways to alter throwing technique to achieve greater distance.

Strike or hit a ball with increasing control. Learn skills for playing striking and fielding games. Position the body to strike a ball.

Year 3

Know how to keep and win back possession of the ball in a team game.

Find a useful space and get into it to support team mates.

Perform with some awareness of rhythm and expression.

Understand and begin to apply the basic principles of invasion games.

Know how to play a striking and fielding game fairly.

Orientate themselves with increasing confidence and accuracy around a short trail.

Identify and use effective communication to begin work as a team.

Develop an effective flight phase for the standing long jump.

Perform a throw push.

Develop a range of skills in striking (and fielding where appropriate). Practise the correct batting technique and use it in a game. Strike the ball for distance.

Year 4

Vary the tactics in a game.

Adapt rules to alter games.


Compose a dance that reflect the chosen dance style.


Use hand-eye coordination to strike a moving and a stationary ball.

Vary the tactics they use in a game. Adapt rules to alter games.

Create a short trail for others with a physical challenge.

Start to recognise features of an orienteering course.


Learn how to perform a standing long jump.

Develop techniques for increasing the distance and accuracy of throws.

Use at least two different shots in a game situation. Use hand-eye coordination to strike a moving and a stationary ball.

Year 5

Know when to pass and when to dribble.

Devise and adapt rules to create their own game.

Consistently perform and apply skills and techniques with accuracy and control.


Compose individual, partner and groups dances that reflect the chosen dance style.

Consistently perform and apply skills and techniques with accuracy and control. Take part in competitive games with a strong understanding of tactics and composition.

Design an orienteering course that can be followed and offers some challenge to others.

Begin to use navigation equipment to orientate around a trail.


Measure the distance and height jumped with accuracy. Investigate different jumping techniques. Throw a variety of implements using a range of throwing techniques.


Use different techniques to hit a ball.

Consolidate different ways of throwing and catching, and know when each is appropriate in a game.

Year 6

Follow and create complicated rules to play a game successfully.

Communicate plans to others during a game.

Lead others during a game.


Use dramatic expression in dance movements and performances

Perform with confidence using a range of movement patterns.


Take part in competitive games with a strong understanding of tactics and composition.


Compete in orienteering activities both as part of a team and independently.

Use a range of map styles and make an informed decision on the most effective.


Develop and improve their techniques for jumping for height and distance and support others in improving their performance.

Continue to develop techniques to throw for increased distance and support others in improving their personal best.

Throw and catch accurately and successfully under pressure in a game.

Hit a bowled ball over longer distances. Use good hand-eye coordination to be able to direct a ball when striking or hitting.