Everton Primary School

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Physical Education (PE)

Swimming and Water Safety Progression Document



At Everton Primary School, we believe PE is an essential part of our curriculum; we strive to create a culture which inspires an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. We provide a safe and supportive environment for all children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which helps to support their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development. Our intent is for our Sports Coaches and teachers to deliver the National Curriculum, promoting enthusiasm and curiosity so children have a real thirst for understanding about how to live a healthy lifestyle. Our intent is to provide opportunities for pupils to become both physically confident but also understand the importance of teamwork and respect. Opportunities to compete in sport with independence or as a team will be given, embedding values such as fairness, kindness and respect. We want every child to fulfil their own potential so they can perform with increasing confidence and competence in a range of physical activities. At Everton Primary School, our aim is to deliver a PE curriculum which gives children the confidence to understand the importance of equity and diversity in our world, ensuring they understand the diverse ways sports can be played. We want our children to be ambitious and show resilience to become the best they can be.





As we have 4 mixed-age classes at Everton, our PE Curriculum has been designed on a 2-year rolling programme. This is to ensure all the National Curriculum is taught to all our pupils before they leave our school.


Physical Education is a key part of the Early Years Foundation Stage as it is incorporated in every day learning. The physical aspects of the children’s learning relate to the objectives set out in the EYFS Development Matters statements and the Early Learning Goals relating to the area Physical Development.


Throughout Key Stage 1, pupils will develop the fundamental movement skills, to become increasingly confident, extending their agility, balance and coordination. They will engage in competitive physical activities and develop resilience in a range of increasingly challenging situations.  They will participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending and perform dances with simple movements.


As children move into Key Stage 2, the Key Stage 2 National Curriculum will be followed and the children will be given the opportunity to develop a broader range of skills, developing the ability to use them in different ways. Communication, collaboration and teamwork will be driven throughout our teaching of Physical Education. Children will be taught how to evaluate and recognise their own success, comparing their performances with previous ones and showing resilience and the ambition to improve.




The way in which we implement our curriculum:

  • The standards for PE have been mapped out on our progression document, ensuring children year on year develop their understanding and skills in: invasion games, gymnastics, dance, net and ball games, striking and fielding games, multi-skills and athletics, outdoor adventurous activities, healthy body and mind and water safety.
  • PE is taught every week and children receive 2 1 -hour PE lessons every week.
  • PE lessons are planned and delivered by our outside, specialist providers: Kixx and Doncaster Rovers.
  • In a PE lesson, there will be: 1. Revisit and review, 2. Vocabulary development, 3. Teacher input (modelling), 4. Skills Development, 5. An application learning activity and 6. Assessment of learning and review of the lesson.
  • Once, each half-term, teachers support, observe or team teach with outside providers, to develop their own continued professional development  and provide them with opportunities to assess PE learning.
  • Sports Coaches use standards and break these down into smaller learning objectives; these are mapped out on Medium Term Plans, which develops sequential and cumulative learning and progression.
  • Within our lessons, a key component is to review previous learning, allowing children to understand their learning journey and giving them the confidence to be able to articulate their understanding and link learning together. Learning is reviewed by carefully planned questions which coaches always ask at the beginning of their sessions. Teachers also review through morning starter activities. This keeps learning refreshed and supports their long-term retention.
  • Vocabulary is an integral part of our PE curriculum; we believe it is crucial we give our children the language linked to Physical Education, developing ambition to one day become a Sports Person or work within the Physical Education field.
  • Within school, Physical Education achievements are celebrated in whole-school assemblies and on our hall display. These achievements can be inside and outside of school.






By the end of Year 6, our amazing pupils will:

  • Know that exercise has a valuable role in keeping healthy.
  • Know that muscles have names and show ambition to learn most of them.
  • Know that group and teamwork thinking and reflection are the best methods to solve problems and overcome challenges, along with demonstrating resilience.
  • Know that there are a range of jumps with varying levels of power, control and consistency at both take-off and landing.
  • Know that there is a way to throw with accuracy and good technique when throwing for distance.
  • Know that some athletic activities can improve strength, power or stamina.
  • Know that rules, strategies and tactics need adapting using knowledge of basic principles of batting and fielding.
  • Know that they can use a wider range of skills in game situations, along with showing fairness and honesty.
  • Know that dances can be performed using a range of movement patterns.
  • Know that appropriate language can be used to evaluate and refine their own and their peers’ work and show respect and kindness when evaluating and refining.
  • Know that gymnastics can develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
  • Know that a ball can be passed, received and shot with increasing control under pressure.
  • Know how to swim 25m unaided in water using one basic method to achieve this distance.
  • Know how to use different strokes swimming on both front and back.


The impact of our curriculum will show our children know more as they progress throughout each year. We will have equipped our children with the knowledge and skills to use as they move into the next phase of their education.



Our Progression Document, Long Term and Medium Term plans display the learning for each point throughout our Physical Education Curriculum.