Physical education

Statement of Intent for Physical Education


At Eldene School, we aim to provide a high-quality Physical Education curriculum that inspires all pupils to participate in fun sporting activities to develop a love of physical activity for life.

Swindon Borough Council Risk Assessment for PE

Use of Exterior Areas for PE

Use of internal areas for PE


PE Protocol 2020

PE overview teaching plan 2020-21

Skill Coverage 2020-2021

PE guidance - Covid 19

Physical Education content

In Physical Education, we teach at least the expectations of the EYFS Framework using Development Matters and the Key Stage 1 & 2 National Curriculum Programmes of Study.

Below you will find an overview of what your child will be expected to learn in each of the Key Stages:

EYFS Framework

Years 1-6 National Curriculum: Physical education

Curriculum design for Physical Education:

The design of our Physical Education curriculum is supported by the Real PE and Gym programmes.  We also use experienced PE specialists to deliver a range of sporting activities across the Key Stages and to provide CPD.  As the children progress through the school, we teach layers of knowledge and skills for Physical Education and named sports.

In Key Stage 1, pupils develop Fundamental Movement Skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. Children have the opportunity to engage in competitive and cooperative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

In Key Stage 2, pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. Children develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Curriculum Choices for Physical Education:

  • Real PE and Real Play, Real foundations and Real gym
  • Soccer Excellence PE specialist teaching
  • Extended school clubs and specialised coaches (Yoga, Pilates, Taek-won do)
  • Teacher led sports clubs
  • Swimming for key stage 2
  • Festivals and competitions
  • Fortius Sports membership and support