The teaching of Physical Education (PE) at Aberford is underpinned by the ongoing development and acquisition of knowledge and skills. This development and acquisition occurs as a result of our own school’s curriculum sequence and progression, which maps out the core knowledge and skills children need to be highly effective sports people. 

PE at Aberford involves:

  • Dedicated curriculum time to engage in range of purposeful and practical experiences relating to varied sporting disciplines.
  • Sequenced learning experiences, which build on prior knowledge and understanding.
  • Developing a secure understanding of declarative (what) and procedural (how) sporting knowledge.
  • Sessions and programmes led by specialist sporting teachers, enabling higher levels of competency and understanding.

Planning for children in Key Stage One and Early Years operates on a one year cycle. This means that children revisit and build on skills each year, so that they are competent and proficient in fundamentals, before further development in Key Stage Two. Fundamental multi skills are included within each unit and tailored to meet the demands of specific sporting disciplines. PE at Aberford meets (at least) the two hour entitlement for sessions per week.


How PE supports our school's vision:

Through PE at Aberford, it is our intention to deliver high-quality lessons that are fun, engaging and inspire all our pupils to lead physically active lives. We aim to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way that not only supports their health and fitness but boosts self-esteem, self-confidence and social skills. We want to provide children with opportunities to take part in competitive activities in order to build character and help embed values such as courage, respect and perseverance.  


Research shows that physical activity can help school-aged children in lots of different ways:

  • Improves behaviour, self-confidence and social skills
  • Improves attention levels and performance at school
  • Develops co-ordination
  • Strengthens muscles and bones
  • Improves health and fitness
  • Maintains healthy weight
  • Helps them sleep better
  • Improves mood and helps them feel good.

PE Long Term Plans and Progression

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