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Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
By the end of the EYFS the children will be able to show good control in a range of fine and gross motor activities. For gross motor skills these will include being able to ride a tricycle and a scooter safely around a space and climb, jump off and balance on the EYFS climbing equipment. The children will have begun to develop some basic throwing and catching skills using balls and bean-bags, and be able to hit a ball using a racket. They will be able to move in a range of imaginative ways, including imitating animal movements/ fireworks etc.

For fine motor skills these will include being able to hold scissors correctly and cut around basic shapes, use hammers to nail shapes into 'tap tap' boards, join a range of construction toys, and use glue sticks, tape and threading methods effectively. They will be able to hold a pencil correctly and form recognisable letters. 

‚ÄčThe children will be able to name ways in which we can be healthy, including doing exercise, and washing our hands. They will be able to say what foods are healthy and what foods are not. They will be able to blow their nose, go to the toilet and wash their hands independently. The children will be able to put on their own coats, hats and gloves, and will attempt to do up their own zips and buttons.

Key Stage 1 (KS1)

By the end of KS1 pupils will be able to demonstrate the basic movement skills including running, jumping, throwing and catching. They will have also developed balance, agility and coordination skills and shown they can apply them to a range of activities. Pupils will be able to demonstrate simple tactics for attacking and defending and been able to use these in team games. Pupils will be able to perform dances using simple movement patterns. Pupils will have been given the guidance to understand how they can lead healthy, active lives and understand the importance of being physically active for a sustained period of time. Pupils will have participated in the following sports: yoga, gymnastics, dance, circuit training, multi-skills, netball, football, cricket, athletics, rounders and tennis.

Key Stage 2 (KS2)

By the end of KS2 pupils will be able to demonstrate a broader range of movement skills for running, jumping, throwing and catching, and they will have learnt how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions and sequences of movement. Pupils will be able to demonstrate more complex tactics for attacking and defending and been able to use these in competitive games such as Football, netball, rugby, handball, rounders, cricket and tennis. Pupils will be able to demonstrate flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance in sports like gymnastics, circuit training and athletics. Pupils will be able to perform dances using a range of movement patterns. Pupils will have had opportunities to take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team. Pupils will have had opportunities to improve on personal performances, in order to demonstrate personal best. Pupils will be confident in water and the majority of them will be able to swim 25m. Some pupils will have had the opportunities to use a range of strokes and begin to perform safe self-rescue in water-based activities.

In addition, selected pupils will be given opportunities to represent the school in sporting competitions, including those aimed specifically at SEND pupils.


The curriculum delivered is based on the National Curriculum.  Children at Roehampton Church School, from Year 1 to Year 6 have 2 sessions of PE every week. In the EYFS children learn through a topic based curriculum and aspects of PE are woven through all areas of learning as opportunities arise. The learning intentions can be found in the Physical Development strand and in particular, the Moving and Handling section and Health and Self-Care section of the EYFS curriculum. Opportunities to develop physical skills are made both in the indoor and outdoor learning environments. Both Nursery and Reception have a weekly Chelsea Football coaching session. Reception have a weekly PE lesson.

The detail of where all the aspects of the PE Curriculum are taught, can be seen in the table below. Each year group also has a curriculum map and the aspects of the PE Curriculum designated to that year group have been allocated to each half-term. Currently, our outdoor PE sessions including the following sports (netball, football, tennis, multi-sports, athletics, cricket, rugby, handball, and rounders) are taught by a PE specialist from Chelsea Sports Academy. Our swimming lessons for Year 3 are taught by qualified swimming teachers at Putney Pool. All other PE sessions are taught by the teachers or our HLTA.

Teachers strive to meet the needs of all individual learners in their teaching of PE. This may include, for example, the use of flexible groupings, thorough modelling/demonstrations and opportunities for all pupils to develop their leadership skills.  

Please see our SEND/Equality Statement of Intent/Implementation for more information on ways in which we seek to ensure that all pupils have opportunities to succeed across all curriculum areas.