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The Winchcombe School


Physical Education (PE)

At ‘The Winchcombe School’, we teach Physical Education through a topic based approach built around the following Big Ideas from the Cornerstones Curriculum; Nature, Processes, Creativity and Investigations from Year 1 to Year 6. This provides a means of exploring P.E in different forms, through the following aspects, Outdoor or Adventurous Activities, Athletics, Gymnastics, Sending and Striking, Team Games and Dance. Where ever possible we aim to build on children’s prior knowledge and skills, developing their basic movements and skills and their competence to excel in a broad range of Physical Activities. The children will be given opportunities to compete competitively in lessons or through sporting tournaments. All children at The Winchcombe will develop their fitness, health and wellbeing through the vast activities that the school provides and will become more confident throughout their school years. Through sport the children will learn how to be fair and have respect for all others within the sport.


The children from Year 1 to Year 6 are taught PE by teaching staff and a Sports Coach. There are many opportunities for children to participate further in sport by attending tournaments and after school club activities such as footyskills. There are lunchtime clubs run by a play leader where the children can play football, netball, basketball on the MUGA etc


The children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework here at The Winchcombe School. Through doing Physical activities the children are also taught to be confident, have control and movement and develop their co-ordination. They will also learn how to be healthy and be taught about healthy eating and the effects it will have on their bodies.

The areas we look at within the EYFS are Moving and Handling and Health and Self-care.

Moving and Handling – The children will move safely around negotiating space effectively. They will move confidently in a range of ways. They will show good control in big and small movements. They will be able to kick and catch a large ball. The children will also be able to use tools effectively with a purpose in mind.

Health and Self-care – The children will be able to talk about healthy food choices and the effects this has on their bodies. The children will understand the importance of having good health and participating in physical activities on themselves. The children will learn how to be healthy and safe.

Key Stage 1

The pupils will 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

The pupils will 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.