St George’s C of E Infant and Preschool

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Physical Education

Intent  Implementation Impact

Intent: The layout of our curriculum, the units, and WHY they are taught in a particular order. What we expect the children to learn at St George’s and why.


Implementation: How we get the children to accomplish what we set out for them – what kinds of resources will we use. What sorts of tasks they will complete. How we assess the children and ensure they make progress.


Impact: Using assessment to look at how each year group will move on and develop. Looking at the impact of each unit and how it links to previous learning and future learning. What will P.E look like for a Year 2 child?



At St George’s, we recognise and value the importance of Physical Education (P.E). PE at St George’s School aims to develop a fun, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities. We do this through fully adhering to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that all children:

• 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

It is our intention to build a curriculum that enables children to develop knowledge, skills and vocabulary in a broad range of sporting activities, as well as developing values and transferrable life skills such as tolerance, fairness and respect.

Through enrichment activities through the DCHS Schools Partnership programme, we aim to raise the profile of PE and expose our children to sports they may never have had the opportunity to engage with.


Additionally, an imperative element of the curriculum at St George’s shows a need for healthy life styles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere.

We are passionate about the need to teach children how to co-operate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.






P.E. long term overview 2022-2023



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Early Years

Pre - School

Music and movement



Activities leading towards dance


  • Move to music
  • Copy dance moves


Dough disco – fine motor

Write dance – gross motor

Pre – School

Through provision




Activities leading towards gymnastics


  • Agility, balance and co – ordination
  • Learning to control their body.
  • Roll, curl, travel in different ways

Pre – School

Through provision



Team games activities


  • Develop coordination leading to throwing and catching
  • Fundamentals of moving – leading to running, hopping and skipping.
  • Working with others and individually.

Year 1


Attack, defend, shoot


To practise basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching.

Begin to engage in competitive activities.

To experience opportunities to improve agility, balance and co – ordination.


Dance  - specialist dance teacher


To respond to a range of stimuli and types of music.

Explore space, levels and direction.

Experiment creating actions and performing movements with different body parts.



Identify and use simple gymnastics actions and shapes.

Apply basic strength to a range of gymnastics actions.

Begin to carry basic mats and benches.

To link actions.



To perform a variety of basic gymnastics actions showing control.

To link turn, twist, rock and roll into movement patterns.

To perform longer movement phrases with confidence.

Games – Hit, catch, run


To hit objects with hands or bats.

Track and receive a rolling ball.

Throw and catch a variety of balls and objects.


Run, jump, throw

To link running and jumping.

To refine a range of running which includes varying pathways and speeds.

Develop throwing techniques to send objects over long distances.


Year 2


Attack, defend, shoot


To send the ball using feet and receive the ball using feet.

Refine ways to control bodies and a range of equipment.

Games – specialist games teacher


To select and apply a small range of simple tactics.

To work with others to build basic attacking play.

Dance  - specialist dance teacher

Link shapes and balances.

Perform basic actions with control and different speeds and on different levels.

Challenge themselves to move imaginatively responding to music.

Work as part of a group to create and perform short movement sequences to music.


Perform with control and consistency basic actions at different speeds and different levels.

Challenge themselves to develop strength and flexibility.

Create and perform a simple sequence.

Games – Hit, catch, run

To develop hitting skills with a variety of bats.

Practice feeding/bowling skills

Hit and run to score points in games.



Run, jump, throw

Develop power, agility, coordination and balance over a variety of activities.

Throw and handle a variety of objects including quoits, beanbags, hoops and balls.

Negotiate obstacles showing increased control of body and limbs.





Teaching of PE in the Foundation Stage:

Children within EYFS undertake a range of daily physical exercise within their classrooms, continuous provision areas and structured weekly PE sessions.  


The PE curriculum is taught through the P.E. Hub scheme, which meets the National Curriculum requirements. This is used to aid teaching staff in their subject knowledge. Teachers are able to adapt and improve lessons to tailor them to the needs of their children but the scheme provides a strong basis of what is expected. In addition, Wycombe Wanderers and a specialist dance teacher deliver lessons and CPD to our children and staff, improving and developing the teaching of PE further.

Each class has access to 2 hours of high - quality PE lessons every week. These are taught by the class teacher or specialist coaches.

Children are given the opportunity to practise skills in a variety of ways and each lesson builds upon the previous skills, allowing them time to embed it. Different skills are recapped throughout and across the years, each time they are being built upon; allowing children to know more and remember more.

We facilitate a selection of after school Sports clubs which enhances the P.E curriculum, such as; dance, football and tennis.




At St George’s Infant School, you will see tailored learning opportunities and experiences for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their needs, health and fitness. The opportunities provided to compete in sport and other activities builds character and helps to embed values such as fairness and respect as well school as out school vision ‘Inspire, believe, achieve – with God all things are possible.

At St George’s Infant School, you will see:

  • Motivated children who enjoy participating in a variety of sports which are engaging and fun.
  • Children utilizing skills and knowledge acquired in PE lessons.
  • Children with an awareness of, and developing responsibility for their own health and fitness.
  • Children developing a love of sport leading to a happy and healthy life.


Skills and knowledge progression grid for Physical Education