Physical Education

Developing beliefs and aspirations within a strong community.

Jesus said “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” 

Matthew 19:14

Believe, Belong, Achieve

Through PE, we aspire to allow all pupils to develop the fundamental skills and competence to participate in a wide range of physical activities by providing a broad and balanced curriculum with opportunities for all pupils to find enjoyment. We strive for pupils to develop physical literacy that will allow them to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such fair play and respect. We continuously enrich the teaching and learning of PE in order tto promote participation, progress and performance.  Our school also recognises the impact that the provision of a high-quality PE and school sport curriculum has on the whole school and that it can lead to whole school improvements. We are aided in this by high quality coaching through professional sport coaches. 

Developing pupil’s personal qualities through PE can affect their attitudes towards school and learning. When PE and school sport provision is of the highest quality, all pupils will, to the best of their abilities, develop and demonstrate personal qualities such as dedication, fair-play and helpfulness – all underpinned by our Christian values. 

Intent, Implementation and Impact

At Tolleshunt D’Arcy Primary Academy, we value PE as an important part of the children’s entitlement to a broad and balanced curriculum. PE provides the children with the opportunities to revisit and build upon prior knowledge, physical skills and evaluating skills whilst expressing their individual interests, thoughts and ideas. Achievements and individuality are celebrated and encouraged to develop their individual beliefs and sense of belonging. The PE education is based on the National Curriculum expectation. It engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to learn and progress. As pupils’ progress, they think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of sport in daily life. PE is assessed through verbal constructive feedback and next steps, with further opportunities to work individually and as part of a team; improve and evaluate their performance –  thus ensuring skills and knowledge are developed.

Year GroupAutumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
EYFS Year AGymnastics: Gym in the JungleDance: DinosaursMulti-Skills Best of BallsDance: Dance till you dropGymnastics: Jumping JacksMulti-Skills: The Olympics
EYFS Year BGymnastics: Gym in the JungleDance: DinosaursMulti-Skills Best of BallsDance: Dance till you dropGymnastics: Jumping JacksMulti-Skills: The Olympics
Year1/2 AGymnastics AnimalsDance Starry SkiesMulti-Skills: Throwing and CatchingGymnastics Under the SeaDance: The SeasonsMulti-Skills: Invasion Games
Year1/2 BGymnastics Landscapes and CitiesDance Gunpowder PlotMulti-Skills: Bat and BallGymnastics Traditional TalesDance: ToysMulti-Skills: Attacking and Defending
Year 3/4 AMulti-Skills: Outdoor Adventurous ActivitiesGymnastics: MovementDance: Rainforest DanceMulti-Skills: Invasion GamesGymnastics: ShapeDance: Extreme Earth
Year 3/4 BMulti-Skills: Outdoor Adventurous ActivitiesGymnastics: MovementDance: Carnival of the AnimalsMulti-Skills: Striking and Fielding GamesGymnastics: Shape and Balance: Ancient EgyptDance:
Year 5/6 ADance: World War 2Multi-Skills: Outdoor Adventurous ActivitiesGymnastics: MovementDance: Eco DanceMulti-Skills: RoundersGymnastics: Shape and Balance: Space
Year 5/6 BDance: ElectricityMulti-Skills: Outdoor Adventurous ActivitiesGymnastics: MovementDance: Through the DecadesMulti-Skills: TennisGymnastics: Rivers and Mountains