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Purpose of study

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


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

Attainment targets

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.

Early Years

Physical Development is one of prime areas, split into Moving and Handling &Health and self-care.

Key Stage 1

  • 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

  • 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.

Key Stage 1 or 2

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