Intent- Knowledge, skills and the National Curriculum

Our approach to the PE curriculum ensures that it is taught discretely outside of topic time to ensure depth and rigour. A customised PE curriculum has been developed and enhanced from the National Curriculum, which meets both the academic and pastoral needs of all our pupils and ensures children practice and develop the progressive skills taught during PE lessons. The HCAT progressive documents support the progression of skills and ensures that children are progressing each year.

At Milefield we have developed the range of sporting opportunities, both in school and extra-curricular groups children are offered. This ensures lessons are relevant to the skills that children need to be working on to succeed in the sporting opportunities at the end of each half term.

Implementation- Accelerated Learning

The Accelerated Learning Cycle, based on the work of Alastair Smith, is applied in all lessons. It stems from the idea of a supportive and challenging learning environment. The cycle has active engagement through multi-sensory learning, encourages the demonstrating understanding of learning in a variety of ways and the consolidation of knowing.

Within a lesson a new skill is introduced, learners have the time to practise this skill and then apply the skill to a game situation. This builds on the gather, skills, apply approach and delivery of lessons is taken across school to ensure children develop a deep understanding of specific skills and are able to apply these in a range of situations.

Impact- Summative & Formative Assessment

Formative assessment is ongoing throughout each lesson. It judges progress and enables teachers to make flexible adaptions to their planned teaching.

Through this regular ongoing assessment, tasks are matched to the ability of each child through differentiated activities, adult support, providing a level of challenge that is stimulating for pupils and questioning skills.

Insight is used as a summative assessment to assess foundation subjects. The knowledge and skills based curriculum is regularly highlighted to identify any gaps or misconceptions to be addressed or passed onto the following teachers.

Our Progressive Skills Curriculum
PE Progressive document example
Take a look at what we have been focussing on this half term...

Key Stage One

Key Stage one children have been focussing on ball skills. They have developed their skills in throwing and catching with control and accuracy. They have then applied what they have learnt to a range of team games and assessed their own and others performances to think about how this could be improved.

Lower Key Stage Two

Year 3 have been focussing on hocky and Year 4 on basketball. The children have been learning the rules of these sports, as well as developing their techniques in order to play competitive games and improve their own performance.

Upper Key Stage Two

Year 5 children have been focussing on tag rugby and Year 6 children on football. The children have enjoyed using tactics and planning their approach to attacking and defending in these sports. In addition, the children have analysed and commented on the skills and techniques of themselves and others to help improve their performance.


Created with an image by Aaron Burden - "Bench by the lake on an autumn’s day"