PE at Sayes Court will provide pupils the opportunity to develop their confidence to become successful participants in physical activity.   


Each PE lesson has progressive activities that are designed to inspire and engage pupils. Activities can be differentiated to ensure that all pupils are challenged and are able to make progress each week. Children will be able to: 

Increase control and co-ordination. 

Increase their ability to apply tactics 

Improve observation skills and reflect on their own and others work 

Understand the effects of exercise on the body 

Work as part of a team and communicate effectively 

Promote an understanding of safe practice and well-being 


What this looks like in practice:

All year groups in the school, including EYFS, have access to at least one hour of PE each week 

Pupils have access to a variety of physical activities equipment at break times 

Pupils have access to a range of physical activity based after-school clubs 


Get Set 4 PE 


Through engaging PE lessons, lunch time activities and after school clubs, we aim to develop every child to have a love for sport and ensure they understand the positive impact that this has on their overall health and fitness. 

Progression of skills and knowledge:



Year 1 

Year 2 

Year 3  

Year 4  

Year 5  

Year 6  



Running - Explore running and stopping. Explore running on the balls of their feet. 

Jumping – Explore jumping and hopping safely. 

Throwing - Explore throwing to a target. 

Running – Explore running at different speeds. 

Jumping – Develop balance whilst jumping and landing. Jumping lore hopping, jumping and leaping for distance. 

Throwing- Explore throwing for distance and accuracy. 


Running – Develop the sprinting action 

Jumping – Develop jumping, hopping and skipping actions. Explore safely jumping for distance and height. 

Throwing- Develop overarm throwing for distance. 


Running –Develop the sprinting technique and apply it to relay events. 

Jumping – Develop technique when Jumping for distance in a range of approaches and take off positions. 

Throwing- Explore the technique for a pull throw. 

Running – Develop power and speed in the sprinting technique. Develop an understanding of speed and pace in relation to distance.  

Jumping – Develop technique when jumping for distance. 

Throwing- Explore power and technique when throwing for distance in a pull and heave throw. 


Running – Effectively apply speeds appropriate for the event. Apply fluency and coordination when running for speed in relay changeovers. 

Jumping – Explore technique and rhythm in the triple jump. Develop power, control and consistency in jumping for distance. 

Throwing- Develop technique and power in javelin and shot put. 


Running – Demonstrate a clear understanding of pace and use it to develop their own and others sprinting technique. 

Jumping – Develop power, control and technique in the triple jump. 

Throwing- Develop power, control and technique when throwing discus and shot put. 


Ball Skills  



Sending - Explore sending an object with hands and feet. 

Catching – Explore catching using a variety of larger balls and beanbags.  

Tracking - Explore stopping a ball with hands and feet. 

Dribbling – Explore bouncing and catching.  


Sending – Roll and throw with some accuracy towards a target.  

Catching – Begin to catch with two hands. Catch after a bounce. 

Tracking – Track a ball being sent directly.  

Dribbling –Begin to dribble with hands and feet. 

Sending – Roll, throw and kick a ball to hit a target.  

Catching – Develop catching a range of objects with two hands. Catch with and without a bounce. 

Tracking – Consistently track and collect a ball being sent directly 

Dribbling - Dribble a ball with hands and feet with some control. 

Sending – Send a ball accuracy and with increasing consistency to a target.  

Catching – Catch a range of objects with increasing consistency. 

Tracking – Track a ball not sent directly. 

Dribbling - Dribble a ball with hands and feet with control. 

Sending – Accurately use a range of to send a ball to techniques target.  

Catching – Catch different sized objects with increasing consistency with one and two hands. 

Tracking – Consistently track a ball sent directly and indirectly. 

Dribbling - Dribble a ball with increasing control and coordination. 

Sending – Demonstrate clear technique when sending a ball under pressure.  

Catching – Demonstrate good technique under pressure. 

Tracking – Demonstrate a range of techniques when tracking and collecting a ball. 

Dribbling - Dribble with some control under pressure. 

Sending – Show good technique when sending a ball with increasing control, accuracy and consistency under pressure.  

Catching – Demonstrate increasing Catching consistency of catching under pressure in a variety of game situations. 

Tracking – Demonstrate a wider range of techniques when tracking a ball under pressure.  

Dribbling - Demonstrate a range of dribbling techniques with increasing control under pressure. 




Actions – Explore how their body moves. Copy basic body actions and rhythms.  

Dynamics – Explore actions in response to music and an idea.  

Space – Explore pathways and the space around them and in relation to others.  

Performance - Are given opportunities to perform in front of others. 

Actions – Copy, remember and repeat actions to represent a theme. Explore creating their own actions in relation to a theme. 

Dynamics – Explore varying speeds to represent an idea. 

Space – Begin to explore actions and pathways with a partner. Explore pathways within their performances. 

Performance - Begin to use counts within their performance. 

Actions – Accurately remember, repeat and link actions to express idea.  

Dynamics – Develop an understanding of dynamics.  

Space – Explore working with a partner using unison, matching and mirroring. Develop the use of pathways and travelling actions to include levels. 

Performance - Develop the use of facial expressions in their performance. 

Actions – Create actions in response to a stimulus individually and in groups.  

Dynamics –Use dynamics effectively to express an idea.  

Space –Use directions to transition between formations. 

Performance - Perform short, self-choreographed phrases showing and awareness of timing. 

Actions – Respond imaginatively to a range of stimuli related to character and narrative.   

Dynamics – Change dynamics confidently within a performance to express changes in character.  

Space – Use action and reaction to represent an idea. Confidently use changes in level, direction and pathway. 

Performance - Perform complex dances that communicate narrative and character well, performing clearly and fluently. 

Actions –Choreograph planned dances by using, developing and adapting steps from different dance styles.  

Dynamics – Confidently use dynamics to express different dance styles.  

Space – Confidently use formations, canon and unison to express a dance idea. Use direction and patterning to express different dance styles.  

Performance - Perform dances expressively, using a range of performance skills, showing accuracy and fluency. 

Actions – Show controlled movements which express emotion and feeling.  

Dynamics – Explore, improvise and combine movement dynamics to express ideas fluently, effectively on their own, with a partner or in a small group. 

Space –Use a variety of basic compositional principles when creating their own dances.  

Performance -Demonstrate a clear understanding of timing in relation to the music and other dancers throughout their performance. 



Agility- Explore changing direction safely. 

Balance- Explore balancing whilst stationary and on the move.  

Coordination- Explore moving different body parts together.  

Speed - Explore moving and stopping with control. 

Strength- Explore taking weight on different body parts. 

Stamina - Explore moving for extended periods of time. 

Agility- Change direction whilst running. 

Balance- Explore balancing in more challenging activities with some success.  

Coordination- Explore coordination through the use of equipment.  

Speed - Explore running at different speeds. 

Strength- Explore exercises using their own body weight. 

Stamina Explore moving for longer periods of time and identify how it makes them feel. 

Agility- Demonstrate improved technique when changing direction on the move.  

Balance- Demonstrate increased balance whilst travelling along and over equipment.  

Coordination- Perform actions with increased control when coordinating their body with and without equipment. 

Speed - Can demonstrate running at different speeds.  

Strength- Demonstrate increased control in body weight exercises. 

Stamina Show an ability to work for longer periods of time. 

Agility- Show balance when changing direction. 

Balance- Explore more complex activities which challenge balance.  

Coordination- Can coordinate their bodies with increased consistency in varied activities.   

Speed - Explore sprinting technique. 

Strength- Explore building strength in different muscle groups. 

Stamina Explore using their breath to increase their ability to work for longer periods of time. 

Agility- Show balance when changing direction at speed. 

Balance- Show control whilst completing activities which challenge balance.  

Coordination- explore increased speed when coordinating their bodies.  

Speed - Demonstrate improved sprinting technique. 

Strength- Identify activities which help to strengthen different muscle groups.  

Stamina Demonstrate using their breath to maintain their work rate.  

Agility- Demonstrate improved body posture and speed when changing direction.  

Balance- Change their position to body maintain a controlled centre of gravity.  

Coordination- Demonstrate increased speed when coordinating their bodies.  

Speed - Identify the best pace for a set distance or time. 

Strength- Demonstrate increased technique in body weight exercises. 

Stamina Use their breath to increase their ability to move for sustained periods of time.  

Agility- Change direction with a fluent action and can transition smoothly between varying speeds.  

Balance- Show fluency and control when travelling.  

Coordination- Can coordinate a range of body parts with a fluent action at a speed and appropriate challenge.  

Speed - Can adapt running technique to meet the needs of the distance. 

Strength- Can complete body weight exercises for increased repetitions, with control and fluency. 

Stamina Use their breath to increase their ability to move for sustained periods of time. 




Running - Explore running and stopping. Explore changing direction safely. 

Balance- Explore balancing whilst stationary and on the move.  

Hopping and jumping- Explore hopping on both feet. Begin to explore take-off and landing safely 

Skipping - Explore skipping as a travelling action.  

Running - Explore changing direction and dodging. Discover how the body moves at different speeds. 

Balance- Move with some control and balance. Explore stability and landing safely. 

Hopping and jumping- Begin to explore hopping in different directions. Demonstrate control in take-off and landing when jumping 

Skipping - Show co-ordination when turning a rope. Use rhythm to jump continuously in a French rope. 

Running - Demonstrate balance when changing direction. Clearly show different speeds when running. 

Balance- Demonstrate balance when performing movements. 

Hopping and jumping- Demonstrate hopping for distance, height and in different directions. Demonstrate jumping for distance, height and in different directions. 

Skipping - Explore single and double bounce when jumping in a rope. 

Running - Change direction quickly. Understand and show how the body moves at different speeds. 

Balance- Demonstrate balance when performing other fundamental skills. 

Hopping and jumping- Link jumping and hopping actions. 

Skipping - Jump and turn a skipping rope. 

Running - Change direction quickly under pressure. Demonstrate when and how to accelerate and decelerate. 

Balance- Demonstrate good balance and control when performing other fundamental skills.  

Hopping and jumping- Link hopping and jumping actions with other fundamental skills.  

Skipping - Consistently skip in a rope. 

Running - Demonstrate improved body posture and balance when running. Accelerate and decelerate appropriately for the situation. 

Balance- Consistently demonstrate good balance when performing other fundamental skills 

Hopping and jumping- Demonstrate good technique and coordination when linking jumps.  

Skipping - Show a range of skills when skipping in a rope. 

Running - Change direction fluent action. Running smoothly between varying speeds. 

Balance- Show fluency and control when travelling, landing, stopping and changing directions.  

Hopping and jumping- Demonstrate good technique when jumping and hopping for distance and height. Fluently link jumps together. 

Skipping - Consistently show a range of skills when skipping in a rope. 


Jump- Explore jumping safely. 

Roll- Explore rocking and rolling. 

Balance- Explore shapes in stillness using different parts of their bodies. 

Shapes - Show contrast with their bodies including wide/narrow, straight/curved. 

Jump- Explore shape jumps including jumping off low apparatus. 

Roll- Explore barrel, straight and forward roll progressions. 

Balance- Perform balances making their body tense, stretched and curled. 

Shapes - Explore basic and still shapes straight, tuck, straddle, pike. 

Jump- Explore shape jumps and take off combinations. 

Roll- Explore barrel, straight and forward roll and put into sequence work. 

Balance- Remember, repeat and link combinations of gymnastic balances. 

Shapes - Explore using shapes in different gymnastic balances 

Jump- Develop stepping into shape jumps with control. 

Roll- Develop the straight, barrel, and forward roll. 

Balance- Explore point and patch balances and transition smoothly into and out of them. 

Shapes - Explore matching and contrasting shapes. 

Jump- Develop control in performing and landing rotation jumps. 

Roll- Develop the straight, barrel, forward and straddle roll and perform with increased control. 

Balance- Develop control and fluency in individual and partner balances. 

Shapes - Develop the range of shapes they use in their sequences. Inverted movements Develop strength in bridge and shoulder stand 

Jump- Select a range of jumps to include in sequence work. 

Roll- Develop control and fluency in the straight, barrel, forward, straddle and backward roll. 

Balance- Explore symmetrical and asymmetrical balances. 

Shapes - Explore progressions of a cartwheel. Perform shapes consistently and fluently to a high standard, sometimes linked with other gymnastic actions 

Jump- Combine and perform a range of gymnastic jumps more fluently and effectively, 

Roll- Develop fluency and consistency in the straddle, forward and backward roll 

Balance- Explore counter balances and counter tension balances. Develop control in progressions of a cartwheel and a headstand 

Shapes - and perform gymnastic Combine shapes more fluently and effectively. 

Invasion Games 

Sending and Receiving- 

Explore S&R with hands and feet using a variety of equipment.  


Explore dropping and catching with two hands and moving a ball with their feet.  

Attacking and Defending- Explore changing direction and tagging games. 

Space - Recognise their own space. 

Sending and Receiving- Explore S&R with hands and feet to a partner. 

Dribbling- Explore dribbling with hands and feet. 

Attacking and Defending – Explore tracking and move to stay with a partner. Explore changing direction to move away from a partner. 

Space - Recognise good space when playing games. 

Sending and Receiving –Developing S&R with increased control.  

Dribbling –Explore dribbling with hands and feet with increasing control on the move.  

Attacking and Defending –Developing moving into space away from defenders. Explore staying close to other players to try and stop them getting the ball. 

Space - Explore moving with a ball towards goal. 

Sending and Receiving –Explore S&R abiding by the rules of the game.  

Dribbling –Explore dribbling the ball abiding by the rules of the game under some pressure.  

Attacking and Defending –Developing movement skills to lose a defender. Explore shooting actions in a range of invasion games. Track opponents to limit their scoring opportunities. 

Space - Develop moving with a ball towards goal with some control. 

Sending and Receiving –Develop passing to a teammate using a variety of techniques appropriate to the game.  

Dribbling –. Develop control whilst dribbling under pressure. 

Attacking and Defending -Develop decision making around when to pass and when to shoot. Develop defending one on one and know when to win the ball. 

Space - Move into space to help their team keep possession and score goals. 

Sending and Receiving –Develop control when S&R under pressure.  

Dribbling –Select and apply a variety a dribbling techniques.  

Attacking and Defending –Develop tracking and marking with a variety of techniques and increased success. Explore creating tactics with others and applying them to game situations  

Space - Move to create space for themselves and others in their team. 

Sending and Receiving –Develop making quick decisions about when, how to pass to and who to pass to.  

Dribbling- Dribble consistently using a range of techniques under pressure.  

Attacking and Defending –Explore creating attacking tactics with others in response to the game. Explore creating and applying defending tactics with others in response to the game.  

Space - Move to the correct space when transitioning from attack to defence. 

Net and Wall Games 

Hitting-Explore hitting a ball with their hands. 

Serving- Explore sending a ball to a partner. 


Explore changing direction, running and stopping. 

Hitting – Explore hitting a dropped ball with a racket.  

Rallying –Explore underarm rallying with a partner.  

Feeding - Throw a ball over a net to land into the court area. 

Footwork - Use the ready position to move towards a ball. 

Hitting- Develop hitting a dropped ball over a net. 

Rallying- Explore underarm rallying with a partner catching after one bounce 

Footwork-Consistently use the ready position to move towards a ball. 

Shots-Explore returning a ball using shots such as the forehand and backhand 

Serving- Explore serving from an underarm serve 

Rallying-Explore rallying with a forehand. 

Footwork- Consistently use and return to the ready position in between shots. 

 Shots- Demonstrate increased technique when using shots.  

Serving- Develop technique serving underarm.  

Rallying- Develop rallying using both forearm and backhand.  

Footwork Begin to use appropriate footwork patterns to move around the court. 

Shots- Develop the range of shots used in the games they play.  

Serving- Develop a range of serving techniques.  

Rallying- Use a variety of shots to keep a continuous rally. 

Footwork- Demonstrate effective footwork patterns to move around the court. 

Shots- Demonstrate increased success and technique in selecting and applying the appropriate shot for the situation.  

Serving- Serve accurately and consistently. Beginning to apply tactics to their serve.  

Rallying- Successfully apply a variety of shots to keep a continuous rally.  

Footwork- Demonstrate a variety of footwork patterns relevant to the game they are playing. 

Outdoor Adventurous Activities 

Problem Solving - Explore activities in which they make their own decisions in response to a task.  

Navigational Skills Make decisions about where to move in space. 

Communication Develop their confidence in expressing themselves. 


Begin to identify when they were successful.  

Problem Solving –  

Suggest ideas in response to a task.  

Navigational Skills- 

Follow a path and lead others. 

Communication- Communicate simple instructions and listen to others.  

Reflection - Identify when they were successful and make basic observations about how to improve. 

Problem Solving –  

Begin to plan with some success.  

Navigational Skills-Understand how to use and navigate a simple map.  


Work cooperatively with a partner or a small group.  

Reflection – 

Verbalise when they were successful and how they could improve.  

Problem Solving –  

Can plan and implement strategies to solve problems.  

Navigational Skills- 

Develop map reading skills.  

Communication- Can follow, give instructions and follow others instructions.  

Reflection –Can reflect on why they were successful in solving problems.  

Problem Solving – Plan independently in small groups implanting  

Navigational Skills- Identify key symbols on a map and use a key to help navigate around a grid. 

Communication- Confidently communicate ideas and listen to others.  

Reflection - With increased accuracy, Reflection critically reflect on when and why they were solving challenges.  

Problem Solving – Explore tactical planning with a team.  

Navigational Skills-Develop map reading and navigational skills.  

Communication- Explore communication methods to increase success.  

Reflection - Reflect on when they were successful at solving challenges and alter their methods in order to move.  

Problem Solving – Talk through ideas with a group.  

Navigational Skills- Orientate a map.  

Communication- Communicate with others and share roles.  

Reflection - With increasing accuracy Reflection they reflect on when and how they were successful at solving challenges and alter their methods in order to improve. 

Striking and Fielding 

Striking – Explore sending a ball to a partner.  

Fielding- Explore tracking and stopping a ball. 

Throwing and Catching – Explore rolling, throwing and catching.  

Striking – Explore striking a ball with their hand and equipment.  

Fielding –Developing tracking and receiving.  

Throwing – Explore technique when throwing over and underarm. 

Catching – Develop coordination and technique.  

Striking – Develop striking a ball with a hand.  

Fielding – Understand that there are different roles within a team.  

Throwing – Develop coordination and technique.  

Catching - Catch with two hands with some coordination and technique. 

Striking –Begin to strike a bowled ball.  

Fielding –Explore bowling and fielding.  

Throwing – Use overarm and underarm throwing in game situations. 

Catching - Catch with some consistency in game situations. 

Striking – Develop batting technique consistent with the rules of the game. 

Fielding – Develop bowling with some consistency, abiding by the rules of the game.  

Throwing – Use overarm and underarm throwing with increased consistency in game situations.  

Catching - Beginning to catch with one and two hands with some consistency in game situations.  

Striking – Explore defensive and driving hitting techniques and directional batting. 

Fielding – Develop over and underarm bowling technique. Select and apply long and short barriers appropriate to the situation. 

Throwing – Demonstrate clear technique when using a variety of throws.  

Catching – Explore catching skills.  

Striking – Strike a bowled ball.  

Fielding – Consistently select and Fielding apply the appropriate fielding action for the situation.  

Throwing – Consistently make good decisions on who and when to pass.  

Catching - Consistently demonstrate good technique in catching skills under pressure. 


Water Safety- Explore techniques for personal survival to include survival strokes such as sculling and treading water. 

Strokes- Explore technique for Strokes specific strokes to include head above water breaststroke, backstroke and front crawl.  

Breathing- Begin to explore front crawl breathing technique. 

Water Safety- Are comfortable with some personal survival techniques to include survival strokes such as sculling and treading water. 

Strokes- Explore technique for specific strokes to include head above water breaststroke, backstroke.  

Breathing- Demonstrate improved breathing technique in front crawl.  

Water Safety- Demonstrate a good understanding of water safety. Explore safety techniques to include the H.E.LP and huddle positions. 

Strokes- Demonstrate increased technique in a range of stokes, swimming over a distance of 25m.  

Breathing- Explore underwater breaststroke breathing technique over a distance of 25m.  

Water Safety- Can select and apply the appropriate survival technique for the situation. 

Strokes-Identify their personal best in a range of strokes. Successfully select and apply their fastest stroke of 25m.  

Breathing- Demonstrate a smooth and consistent breathing technique in a range of strokes over a distance.  

Target Games 

Catching –Explore catching using a variety of equipment. 

Throwing - Explore throwing using a variety of equipment. 

Striking - Explore sending a ball to a partner. 

Throwing - Explore technique when throwing overarm towards a target. Explore technique when throwing underarm towards a target. 

Striking - Explore striking a ball with their hand and equipment. 

Throwing - Develop co-ordination and technique when throwing overarm at a target. Develop co-ordination and technique when throwing underarm at a target. 

Striking - Develop striking a ball with equipment with some consistency. 

Catching - Build the confidence to attempt catching in game situations. 

Throwing –Explore throwing at a moving target.  

Striking - Begin to explore striking a ball with sport specific equipment. 

Catching - Catch with increasing consistency in game situations. 

Throwing –Throw with increasing accuracy during game conditions.  

Striking - Explore striking techniques appropriate to the situation. 

Catching - Demonstrate good technique and consistency in catching skills under pressure. 

Throwing - Demonstrate clear technique when throwing under pressure.  

Striking - Develop a wider range of striking techniques and begin to use them under pressure. 

Catching - Make quick decisions on when to catch and when to dodge. 

Throwing – consistently make good decisions on when to throw.  

Striking - Successfully select and apply a wider range of striking techniques appropriate to the situation. 


Balance- Explore shapes in stillness using different parts of their body.  

Flexibility- Explore shapes and actions to stretch their bodies. 

Strength - Explore taking weight on different body parts. 

Mindfulness - Explore their own feelings in response to an activity or task. 

Balance- Perform balances and poses making their body tense stretched and curled.  

Flexibility- Explore poses and movements that challenge their flexibility 

Strength - Explore strength whilst transitioning from one pose to another. 

Mindfulness- Recognise their own feelings in response to a task or activity. 

Balance- Remember, copy, and repeat sequences of linked poses.  

Flexibility- Show increased awareness of extension in poses.  

Strength - Demonstrate increased control in performing poses. 

Mindfulness-- Explore controlling their focus and sense of calm. 

Balance- Demonstrate increased control when in poses and explore paired poses.  

Flexibility- Explore poses and movement in relation to their breath. 

Strength - Explore arm balances with some control. 

Mindfulness- Develop their ability to stay still and keep their focus. 

Balance- Explore their breath to using maintain balance within a pose.  

Flexibility- Demonstrate increased extension in their poses. 

Strength - Demonstrate increased control and strength when in a pose. 

Mindfulness- Can engage with mindfulness activities with increased focus. 

Balance- Use their breath to maintain balance within a pose.  

Flexibility- Develop flexibility by connecting their movement through breath.   

Strength - Demonstrate increased control and strength when in and transitioning between poses. 

Mindfulness- Understand that there are methods they can use to control how they feel. 

Balance- Link combinations of poses for balance with increased control with transition.  

Flexibility- Confidently transition from one pose to another showing extension connected to breath.  

Strength - Explore poses that challenge their strength and work to maintain increased control and strength when in and transitioning between poses. 

Mindfulness- Explore methods they can use to control how they feel with some success. 

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