Laira Green Primary School

Tel: 01752 660427 Bramley Rd, Laira, Plymouth, PL3 6BP

PE New National Curriculum 2014

For PE, the new national curriculum for 2014 states that:                         Download


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.

At Laira Green, we aim to do this through our strong links with Plymouth Argyle – who provide quality teaching from specially trained sports coaches to all children within the school during PPA session. As well as this we provide a wide range of after school clubs; lunchtime sporting provision for KS1 and KS2; participation in competitive events – within our own school and with other schools across the city; and in addition to this we aim to inspire the children through work with local athletes and sportsmen – who come into school throughout the year to run sessions and events with classes or the whole school.



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.


Subject content

Key stage 1

Pupils should 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 should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

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

 participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

 perform dances using simple movement patterns.


Key stage 2

Pupils should 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:

 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.


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