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P.E. at Henry Whipple


We believe that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and well being. At Henry Whipple, we provide opportunities for all children to develop their confidence and skills in a safe, supportive environment.


Our Curriculum Aims


During their time at school the children will be taught the following skills:


The children in KS1 will improve  their fundamental movement skills of agility, balance and  coordination.

They will be taught:

  • basic movement skills including running, jumping, throwing, catching, agility, balance and  coordination  and begin to apply them in a range of activities (gymnastics and athletics)
  • team games including tactics for attack and defence
  • dance using simple movement patterns

In KS2 the  children will apply and develop a broader range of skills including:

  • linking movements to make sequences
  • communication and collaboration
  • taking part in competitions
  •  understanding of how to improve in different physical activitiese
  • evaluating their work

They will be taught:

  • running, jumping, throwing and catching skills (athletics and games)
  • to play competitive games and apply basic principles of attack and defence
  • to develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance (gymnastics and athletics)
  • to perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • outdoor and adventurous activities
  • to compare and improve performances


Pupils in the selected year groups will be taught to:

  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self rescues

Our Curriculum Focus Areas For This Year:

  • monitor P.E. teaching throughout the school through the use of observation, discussion with pupils and pupil surveys
  • continue to develop assessment for P.E. throughout the year by using the experience of specialist coaches to develop baselines
  • provide and coordinate specialist coaching provision to improve standards of teaching and learning
  • continue to create links with Gifted and Talented provision and enrichment opportunities to increase access to additional provision