Physical Education

Year 5 enjoying games with Leasowes High School students

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 in England: Key stages One and Two framework document, 2013, pg 198.



Essential Learning Objectives


At Hurst Green Primary School we aim to develop six essential learning objectives through the progressive teaching of Physical Education:


  • To understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and how this can be promoted.
  • To acquire, develop and apply a range of skills such as flexibility, strength, technique, co-ordination, balance and agility.
  • To perform dances using a range of skills and movement patterns.  
  • To participate in a variety of individual and team games, focusing on respect and good sportsmanship.
  • To understand how to improve in different physical activities and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own and others’ successes.
  • To improve water confidence and proficiency and understand how it helps to keep us safe, fit and healthy.


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