PE Curriculum Leader: Miss Sims

Response to Covid-19

Due to the 2021 national lockdown, the PE long-term plan has been suspended for the time being. Instead, each week, teachers are posting links to exercise classes that the children can easily access at home. Each class has at least one PE lesson a week. This may include links to Joe Wicks’ exercise class or dance YouTube sessions as shown below. The children in Reception continue to take part in their daily ‘Squiggle While You Wriggle’ sessions.


Physical Education at Hindsford is a highly valued area of the curriculum. At Hindsford, we strive to provide:

  • a high-quality physical education curriculum which inspires all learners to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.

  • opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.

  • a range of games, outdoor and adventurous activities, gymnastics, dance, and athletics, using indoor and outdoor environments for the children to participate in.

  • opportunities to compete in sport and other activities in order to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

  • an opportunity when the children are in Year2 & 6 to attend swimming sessions where tuition is given to pupils ranging from non-swimmers to more able pupils.  (All children are required to be able to swim 25 metres).

  • an opportunity, when the children are in Year 5 to attend a residential outdoor and adventurous course.

  • feedback and guidance on performances which will support with the progression of a particular skill.

  • encouragement for good sporting behaviour both as an individual participant, in a team or as a spectator.


The school uses ‘The Power of PE’ Scheme of Work which provides teaching and learning in the following 5 key areas of the PE Curriculum in Years 1-6:

  • Athletics

  • Gymnastics

  • Dance

  • Team Games

  • Outdoor Challenges

In Early Years, the Scheme of Work is programmed via Themed Units of Work such as Dinosaurs, Superheroes and Pirates. These units focus specifically on the teaching and learning of key skills linked to supporting them to achieve their overall Early Learning Goal in Physical Development of: Showing good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space’ and ‘Knowing the importance of good health of physical exercise.’

An example of progression in skills can be seen below in the 40-60 Months learning objectives in Handling & Moving:

The pupil will:

  • 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.

Below is a copy of the long-term plan for PE from Early Years to Year 6:

With regard to the Games that the children will learn, across KS1 the children will have the opportunity to learn how to play and participate in:

  • Football

  • Cricket

In KS2, they will have the opportunity to learn how to play and participate in:

  • Rounders

  • Basketball

  • Hockey

  • Badminton

  • Netball

Football and Cricket in KS2 will be offered as an afterschool club so that the children have the opportunity to build on their prior learning of these two sports from KS1. Both of these sports will also be offered at play and lunchtimes.

For children interested in Rugby, this will be offered by Wigan Warriors in an afterschool club during the Summer Term.

Below is a copy of the progression in skills for PE.

Lesson Structure:

Each lesson is designed to take the children on a journey of:

Warm Up: During this session, the children will participate in different joint mobility exercises and stretches to loosen the joints and help prepare the muscles.

Below is a copy of the stretches that the children will do during this warm up session.

Warm Up Game (Recep of Previous Learning & Application): The children will participate in a carefully chosen game designed to encourage them to apply previous taught skills within the curriculum. This game will also be designed to help gradually increase the heart rate and circulation.

Teaching or Consolidating of a New Skill: This part of the lesson is linked specifically to the Unit of Work and activities they are required to carry out within this unit. This can be anything from – How to throw a ball accurately, How to perform a one-point balance, How to stop safely when running, Learning the rules of a new game or sport or How to jump over a hurdle safely etc.

Application of New Skill: The children will participate in a game or activity that requires them to apply the new skill that they have just learnt.

Evaluating: This will be an opportunity for children to reflect on their own performance and the performance of others;

Cool Down: During this session, the children will participate in different joint mobility exercises and stretches to cool down their body and decrease their heart rate.

Below is a copy of the National Curriculum for Physical Education.


The intended impact of the PE Curriculum is that the majority of children in each year group are working at or above the expected level for their age. (At the end of each unit, the teacher will carry out assessment linked to the progression in skills document)

In addition, it is the intended impact that the children:

·       are inspired by the PE Curriculum and want to learn more and try new sports.

·       show the progression in their skills and their knowledge and understanding when

        participating / competing in different sports.

·       can discuss their learning and remember what they have learnt.

·       can identify some inspirational sporting people in different sports.

Individual Sporting Achievements Gallery

Stay Safe:

Below is a copy of the   PE Risk Assessment.

Staff Training:

October 2021: PE Consortia Zoom on PE webpages

June 2021: PE Consortia Zoom on monitoring and evaluation

March 2021: Dance training Zoom for all staff on new Dance units

November 2020: PE Consortia Zoom on PE Deep Dives

September 2019: Consortium PE Meeting about the New Frame Work

July 2019: Staff Meeting – Teaching PE

June 2019: Power of PE Training Session for PE Curriculum Leader

Februaury 2019: Consortium PE Meeting – Assessment