National Curriculum

Physical Education

National Curriculum of England Hands-On Education Activity
PE2/1.1 Sport & Games
    PE2/1.1a use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
    PE2/1.1b play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
    PE2/1.1c develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
    PE2/1.1d perform dances using a range of movement patterns
      PE2/1.1e take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
        PE2/1.1f compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
        PE1/1.2 Swimming and water safety
          PE1/1.2a swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
          • swimming not covered
          PE1/1.2b use a range of strokes effectively
          • swimming not covered
          PE1/1.2c perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
          • swimming not covered

          Hands-On Education's approach to the Physical Education National Curriculum for England

          Key Stage 2 serves as a pivotal time for students to expand their horizons in physical education. As they delve into more intricate sports like basketball, football, and athletics, they not only enhance their physical abilities but also cultivate essential life skills. Emphasizing teamwork, resilience, and sportsmanship, these activities instil values that extend far beyond the sports field.

          Moreover, the inclusion of inter-school competitions adds an exciting dimension to their learning experience. By engaging in friendly rivalries with peers from other schools, students not only hone their skills but also learn the importance of sportsmanship and camaraderie. These events foster a sense of community and healthy competition, shaping students into well-rounded individuals who appreciate the value of an active and balanced lifestyle.

          In essence, the Physical Education Programs for Key Stages 1 and 2 lay a solid foundation for students to thrive physically, mentally, and socially. By promoting physical fitness, teamwork, and friendly competition, these programs play a vital role in shaping individuals who are not only physically adept but also possess the values necessary for success in all aspects of life.

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