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Physical Education (PE)

Intent - What is the vision?
We have used Striver to develop a skill-based curriculum which gives children access to a variety of sporting skills that are then developed and applied to game scenarios. The blocking and sequencing ensure that the sporting knowledge and skills, as well as the understanding of how physical activity impacts our bodies are remebered over the long term. We ensure that the content meets the national curriculum, however we have carefully adapted each Striver unit with our pupils in mind, ensuring they are getting a curriculum that meets their needs. Sporting content is taught and delivered strategically so that specific skills are developed so that children can use and apply them in different scenarios and other sports differing to the specific sporting unit being taught. Pupils use their studies in PE to support their leadership skills and encourage active playtimes through sports.  PE will also teach children strategies to enable the mental health and wellbeing of pupils to be an important part of the curriculum. We have high expectation for what children will know and be able to achieve in each subject.

Implementation- How does it work across school?

In order to deliver our intent across the school, we use a variety of strategies and resources that are outlined below:


Knowledge Organiser – Knowledge organisers contain the key information and vocabulary for each unit. They will be used as a tool to support the understanding of sport specific terminology and application of skills.

Key Question – The key question sets out the main aims of the series of lessons being taught within the subject. They are used to understand how the physical content and knowledge applies to every day physical development.

Key Vocabulary – Key vocabulary will be discussed regularly. It is expected that the children use the key vocabulary throughout the unit and during assessment.

Skills recap – Questioning and modelling is used to review previous learning.

Personal best activity – At the start and end of each taught unit, the children undertake a personal best activity that allows them to set themselves a target which they aim to improve throughout and at the end of the unit.

Assessment – At the end of each taught unit, each child will be assessed against the age-expected targets for that specific sport in line with the Striver Progression Framework.


Striver Skills Progression Map

Football at Manor Leas: 

After school Football club has continued this year with Year 5s and 6s. We have nearly forty children in attendance. Each week they work on developing their close control, agility, footwork and teamwork. Both the mixed and boys Year 6 teams have competed at multiple tournaments and even featured in their very own Phoenix News article. On a Thursday afternoon, children from Year 6 have been attending Ruston Sport and Social Club to develop their footballing skills with coach Matt.