At Moor Green, our Physical Education curriculum plays a vital role in aiding the physical and mental development of Pupils.

Our curriculum is designed to give all pupils, particularly the most disadvantaged and pupils with SEND, the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. It is coherently planned and sequenced towards cumulatively sufficient knowledge and skills for future learning and employment. We believe it is important that Pupils live an active and healthy lifestyle to help them fulfil their true potential. Our curriculum aims to improve the well-being of our Pupils, through both the sporting skills taught and the values PE and Sport demonstrate. 

In EYFS, pupils’ gross and fine motor skills are developed. They develop skills, such as negotiating space and obstacles safely and demonstrating balance and co-ordination, through access to balance bikes, climbing apparatus, obstacle courses. They develop movement skills such as running, jumping, dancing and skipping through carefully planned teacher-led and child-initiated activities within the continuous provision. 

Pupils in Key Stage One are taught to further develop their fundamental movement skills, as well as developing their agility, coordination and balance. Pupils have the opportunity to engage in both cooperative and competitive activities to improve skills such as communication, teamwork and self-belief.    

Following this, Key Stage Two pupils have the opportunity to apply the skills mastered in Key Stage One to more competitive scenarios. Pupils will have a good understanding of the rules of sports covered in Physical Education lessons and understand how to evaluate their own, and peers performances. Pupils will take part in activities that will nurture and develop leadership skills and embed good sporting values such as fairness and respect.

Additionally, pupils in Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6 have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons. By taking part in the sessions, we aspire for Pupils to adopt a positive mind-set and believe that anything can be achieved with determination and resilience.

There are additional opportunities for Pupils to take part in extra-curricular activities which can strengthen confidence and enhance leadership skills. Pupils can take part in our morning Daily Mile by walking, running or skipping. We have Play-leaders who help encourage Pupils to keep active by setting up games or challenges on the playground. To promote physical activity outside the classroom, we have a variety of sports clubs for Pupils to participate in; these are often decided by our School Council. We are an active member of our School Games Partnership. Through this scheme, many Pupils have the opportunity to take part in many festivals and competitions throughout the school year. 

Pupils will leave Moor Green Primary Academy as Pupils who are physically active that understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and have a clear understanding of how it will benefit their long-term health and well-being. We strive to motivate Pupils to utilise these skills alongside life-long values such as co-operation, collaboration and equity of play.