PE Policy 2022/2023
Progression in PE

Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium GSM 2021/22

Welcome to our school PE page. It is our aim to provide the best experiences for all our children at Grimsargh St Michael’s through our PE curriculum.

This is also ‘fed into’ chances to take part in after school sports clubs and the chance to represent school in a diverse selection of sporting events.

Mr Brooks is our PE lead. Please contact him via the school office (01772 653600) with any queries or questions.

In 2021/22 a total of 105 pupils have represented the school in a wide and diverse variety of sports competitions and events- over half of our pupils! This resulted in us achieving the School Games Gold Mark.

 A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.

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

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

We are using three Big Ideas to help underpin our PE Curriculum.

  • Collaboration: To be able to work together as a team. This could be pairs, groups of children and of course- teachers and pupils together with our staff team.

  • Fundamentals: The basic movement skills – children will practice and attempt to master the skills of travelling (running, turning, chasing, side-stepping, skipping, travelling in multiple directions/plains, climbing, jumping/landing) and body control (stillness, balance, change of direction/levels, weight on hands)., throwing, catching, rolling, kicking and striking.

  • Performance: To embed physical literacy skills then transferring and applying them to key game principles, sportsmanship and positive mind-sets. To enrich and nurture children’s interest in sport, physical wellbeing and healthy lifestyles. To excite through a broad curriculum, opportunities/experiences (clubs and school teams) and engaging teaching.

Aims of the National Curriculum

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.

Introduction to Physical Education at Grimsargh St Michael’s

Our Curriculum

Throughout children’s time at Grimsargh, our students will develop in 6 main categories. To be able access some of the categories, children will need to have greater focus on some area’s to be able to access the broad PE curriculum both here and further into their lives at Secondary School and beyond. 

Physical Literacy

Underpinning all Physical activity is the ability to move fluently in a variety of ways. As children start school in Foundation and in Key Stage 1, there will be a huge focus on this area. 

Children will need to develop basic movements skills first, and will continue to develop those skills alongside the generic game skills in time.

It has been shown that the development of these skills has a cross-curricular link with children’s handwriting.

Health and fitness

Children will develop an understanding of what it means to be healthy and how that differs from being physically fit.

Each lesson will be planned so that there is a high emphasis on sustained activity. Children will learn the importance of being and staying active throughout their lives, and how maintaining physical literacy will benefit them long into the future.   This area has cross-curricular links with PSHE.


Through all year groups, children will experience a wide variety of games. Through these games children will learn the value of sportsmanship, the importance of following rules, communicating the others and adapting to challenges.

As children progress into their later years, opportunities to score, officiate and umpire.  This area has cross-curricular links with personal development in PSHE.

Learning to practice and compete

Children will learn to practice on their own to try and improve their personal skills as well as learn to work with others in various group sizes. Students will learn to compete in various forms including self-competition, playing games/sports against other teams and taking part in tournaments.

Children will experience failing at skills/losing and how to deal with this emotionally and the lessons that can be learnt from adapting their skills/tactics. Similarly, children will enjoy succeeding after being challenged and how to win and lose with pride and dignity.   The aim of this area of is to develop learning behaviours that will translate into all forms of life and the curriculum.

Swimming and water safety

During Year 3 and 4, all children are given the opportunity to demonstrate their competence at swimming. are taken off-site for supervised swimming and water safety training. in 2021/22, there will be 2 blocks of 10 daily intensive sessions for Y4- and one block of 10 intensive sessions for Year 3.

Specific Sports

This section is split into subcategories. 

  1. Dance – Children perform dances from a range of styles with various movement patterns. 

  2. Gymnastics – Throughout their time at Grimsargh, children develop their strength. Flexibility, technique, control and balance in Gymnastic activities. Children will learn progressively more challenging skills and link those skills together to perform routines.

  3. Athletic activities – In the lower years, athletic activities are developed in every lesson as part of physical literacy. During the summer term this is then linked to sports days. Children in key stage 2 learn to adapt their basic physical literacy skills into more formal athletic events. Children will work on personal bests and be given the opportunity to compete against others.

  4. Invasion sports – traditional invasion sports are explicitly taught from Year 3.  Children discover and progress their knowledge and skills in sports such as Basketball, Hockey, Netball and Tag Rugby throughout their years in Key Stage 2. The game principles taught here will help them access Secondary School PE.

  5. Net & wall games – During Years 3-5 children learn about tennis. Children will learn how to score and play tactically in Net and wall games, as well as further developing their hand-eye co-ordination

  6. Striking and fielding games – during Key stage 2, children will build upon some of the game principles taught in Key Stage 1, and use those skills in both Rounders and Cricket. 


We are in the process of buying into a new exciting way of delivering lessons and assessing children’s achievements in PE.

The Lancashire APP is a portable Physical Education planning, assessment and tracking tool designed to enable all Lancashire Primary School teachers to deliver enjoyable, active and high quality sessions through the Lancashire PE Scheme of work.

Within the PE APP schools have access to the Early Years Scheme of Work 2020 and the updated 2020 Key Stage 1 & 2 schemes of work. Each lesson contains clear, progressive learning objectives; differentiated activities and other resources including videos to support the delivery of PE.

Teachers can quickly assess and monitor the progress of each individual easily within the curriculum whilst coordinators can track children’s progress.

  • Measuring Impact – the APP will allow all staff to store videos and photographs to evidence the impact of teaching and learning. The perfect tool for monitoring and an invaluable tool for moderation and CPD.

  • Tracking – Simple assessment of the child’s assessment against the Lancashire core tasks including skill development, application of skills and character development. The APP will build a profile of the individual’s attainment and progress as well as progress across year groups and the whole school.

  • Videos and diagrams – Short, simple video clips and diagrams supporting lesson delivery with primary age children performing have been added to the APP and these will continue to be developed and added for specific skills and examples of core tasks.