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The PE Curriculum


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.


The EYFS Curriculum Early Learning Goal states that pupils should be taught to:


30 – 50 Months:

  • Move freely and with pleasure and confidence in a range of ways, such as slithering, shuffling, rolling, crawling, walking, running, jumping, skipping, sliding and hopping.
  • Run skilfully and negotiates space successfully, adjusting speed or direction to avoid obstacles.
  • Stand momentarily on one foot when shown.
  • Catch a large ball.


40 – 60 Months:

  • Experiment with different ways of moving.
  • Jump off an object and lands appropriately.
  • Negotiate space successfully when playing racing and chasing games with other children, adjusting speed or changing direction to avoid obstacles.
  • Travel with confidence and skill around, under, over and through balancing and climbing equipment.
  • Show increasing control over an object in pushing, patting, throwing, catching or kicking it.

The National Curriculum states that pupils in Key Stage 1 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.


P.E at Wootey Infant School


At Wootey Infant School, we believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum should provide opportunities for every pupil to develop their physical confidence, their sense of teamwork and fairness and most importantly, to instil a love of being active for life! We aim to provide opportunities for the children to experience a wide range of sports, dance and gymnastic activities that help to embed our core values of happiness, respect and creativity.

Take a look at our PE Overview below to see how we aim to deliver the Physical Education Curriculum.