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The national curriculum for PE 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.


Key stage 1

Pupils should be 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.


Key stage 2

Pupils should be taught to 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 should be taught to: 

  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.


Year 1


Develop confidence to perform in front of others.

Link simple actions together to create a sequence.

Make my body tense, relaxed, stretched and curled.

Recognise changes in my body when I do exercise.

Remember and repeat actions and shapes.

Say what I liked about someone else's performance.

Use apparatus safely and wait for my turn.




Year 2


Develop pride in work confidence to perform in front of others.

Plan and repeat simple sequences of actions.

Use shapes when performing other skills.

Perform the basic gymnastic actions with some control and balance.

Use directions and levels to make my work look interesting.

Begin to provide feedback using key words.

Work safely with others and apparatus.




Year 3


Adapt sequences to suit different types of apparatus.

Choose and plan sequences of contrasting actions.

Choose actions that flow well into one another.

Complete actions with increasing balance and control.

Move in unison with a partner.

Provide feedback using key words.

Use a greater number of my own ideas for movements in response to a task.

With help, recognise how performances could be improved.









Year 4


Plan and perform sequences with a partner that include a change of level and shape.

Understand how body tension can improve the control and quality of my movements.

Safely perform balances individually and with a partner.

Explain what happens to my body when I exercise and how this helps to make me healthy.

Identify some muscle groups used in gymnastic activities.

Provide feedback using appropriate language relating to the lesson.

Watch, describe and suggest possible improvements to others’ performances and my own.






Year 5


Create and perform sequences using apparatus, individually and with a partner.

Use canon and synchronisation, and matching and mirroring when performing with a partner and a group and say how it affects the performance.

Lead a partner through short warm-up routines.

Use strength and flexibility to improve the quality of a performance.

Work safely when learning a new skill to keep myself and others safe.

Use feedback provided to improve my work.

Use set criteria to make simple judgments about performances and suggest ways they could be improved.




Year 6


Create and perform sequences using compositional devices to improve the quality.

Work collaboratively with others to create a sequence.

Combine and perform gymnastic actions, shapes and balances with control and fluency.

Lead a small group through a short warm-up routine.

Use appropriate language to evaluate and refine my own and others’ work.

Understand how to work safely when learning a new skill.

Understand what counter balance and counter tension is and can show examples with a partner.