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Reculver CofE Primary School


PE and Sport at Reculver

Believe, Achieve, Succeed in Sport @ Reculver. 

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At Reculver Church of England PS, we feel it is crucial for each child to develop a strong set of principles and values. To support the children in this, we teach a rich and varied curriculum, which enables the children to develop an awareness and knowledge of their British heritage and the religious and culturally diverse country they live in. We therefore promote and uphold the British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance as well as our Christian values of love, compassion, hope, forgiveness and endurance in all we do.

‘We show love and compassion for others by truly helping them, and not merely talking about it.’ - John 3:18

Our primary aim is to ensure that children leave Reculver with a positive attitude towards physical activity and sport, and feel confident enough to continue being active throughout their lifetime. Through a broad and engaging curricular and extra-curricular programme, including both competitive and non-competitive opportunities, and opportunities to take on differing roles (player, coach, manager, reporter), we hope that all children will play a role in sport and develop a love of being active.



Children at Reculver CE PS benefit from a PE curriculum designed to support their physical, cognitive and socio-emotional development.

Physical Development:

Children develop the confidence and competence to take part in physical activity and sport. They understand the importance and correlation between physical activity and mental health.

Cognitive Development:

Children learn to think in different ways and to apply their thinking in a variety of contexts. They develop the ability to make decisions and to evaluate and improve their practice and understanding how the skills they develop in PE can support them throughout the curriculum.


Children develop social skills that enable them to work collaboratively with others on a range of tasks. In doing so, they learn to support and encourage others, managing their own emotions and understanding how they can help others to do the same.

The PE curriculum complements the wider curriculum at Reculver CE PS to support the development of key personal attributes and values, such as resilience, tolerance, respect and citizenship.



In EYFS, children experience a wide range of activities aimed at developing agility, balance and co-ordination (ABC). They also learn to address ad undress, follow simple instructions and take turns with their peers.

In Key Stage 1, children continue to develop ABC and learn a wide range of fundamental movement skills, for example, hopping, skipping, throwing, catching, jumping etc.) through watching and copying others. They develop physical literacy through the discussion of movement and learn to work co-operatively with others.

In Key Stage 2, children develop an understanding of how to use their physical skills in a range of different contexts, acquiring compositional, tactical and problem solving skills.  They learn to work effectively as part of a team, develop leadership skills and show an understanding of how physical activity contributes to a healthy, active lifestyle.

Children at Reculver experience a wide range of activities, each of which develop their critical thinking and general experiences of Physical Education in a unique way:




Precision, control and accuracy


Creativity, expression and rhythm


Tactics, decision-making and outwitting an opponent


Maximum output (longest, highest, fastest) and personal bests

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

Efficient problem-solving, communication, teamwork


Water proficiency in all strokes, water safety, life-saving and life-skills

PE 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

Swimming and water safety

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

In particular, pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations


  1. PE progression of skills