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Welcome to our school website Physical Education page.

Physical Education Lead Teacher (PLT): Mrs Amanda Lamb


                                                                                                                                                                                          Nancy Reuben Primary School - Specialist PE coaching

At Abingdon Primary School, we believe that Physical Education should be fully inclusive to every child. Physical education (PE) is a compulsory part of the curriculum for all pupils at every Key Stage, from age four to 16. At our school we view PE as a fundamental component of the creative curriculum. A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.

At Abingdon we aim to provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We provide opportunities to compete in sport and other activities which build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

We aspire for children to enjoy PE and develop a love of sport and physical activity which becomes part of their future life outside of primary school. Children are encouraged to to represent the school at sporting events at a local level. Alongside this, we share sporting achievements both in and out of school in our Celebration assemblies, so that we are promoting sports and activities, as well as celebrating all levels of success. We aim for all Year 6 pupils to leave school with the skills to competently swim at least 25m and to have the skills to self-rescue in the water, which are key life skills.

We aim to provide two hours of PE per week per year group with a focus on sporting activities as a vehicle for self-development. This should maximise the potential of PE and school sport to improve children’s performance in the classroom as well as their physical, social and emotional wellbeing.

Our aims are to:

ï‚· fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Physical Education.

ï‚· provide a broad and balanced curriculum.

 ï‚· ensure the progressive development of knowledge and skills.

ï‚· develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.

ï‚· are physically active for sustained periods of time.

ï‚· engage in competitive sports and activities.

ï‚· lead healthy, active lives.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            P.E – Cotteridge Primary School

The minimum content for each Key Stage in PE is as follows:

Foundation and Key Stage 1 - athletics, dance, games, and gymnastics

Key Stage 2 - athletics, dance, games, gymnastics and swimming.


Curriculum Structure at Abingdon.

In EYFS, Physical Development is one of the 3 prime areas of learning and development in the framework.

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity6, and to make healthy choices in relation to food

At Abingdon, to help ensure children have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and experiences with PE, the curriculum has been broken down into 4 key areas in KS1; Dance,  Gymnastics, Athletics and Games,  and 7 key areas in KS2; Dance,  Gymnastics, Athletics, Games, Outdoor and Orienteering, Swimming and Health and fitness.


Attainment targets

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.




Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

 Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.








Pupils should:

perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Pupils should;

become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.


Pupils should;

develop fundamental movement skills

participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

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

Pupils should;

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


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;

perform dances using a range of movement patterns

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

Pupils should;

develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

Pupils should;

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

Pupils should;

develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Pupils should;

take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team


Pupils should;

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.


use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other

develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

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Abingdon Primary School

Abingdon Road, South Reddish
Stockport SK5 7ET

Joanne Murray

0161 480 4531


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