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Physical Education

At Broad Oak we strongly believe that physical development is essential to the development of the whole child-academic, social, emotional and physical. It provides the foundation for a healthy life style, promoting character building, self-confidence, self-esteem, team work, competition and a life- long love of physical activity.

Children acquire and develop skills through knowledge and understanding, planning and evaluating their work. PE provides the opportunity for all children to be physically active for sustained periods of time, engage in competitive activities, develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities and encourage children to lead healthy, active lives.

Through our teaching of PE, we will provide opportunities for pupils to develop values and transferrable life skills such as fairness and respect which will impact positively on their future.

All our teaching and learning is underpinned by our core values, attitude, behaviour, courage, determination, enthusiasm, friendship and resilience.


Dance, Gym ,Games


The Early Years outdoor area provides opportunities for the children to run, jump, cycle and build etc. These activities encourage not only co-operative and communication skills but assist with co-ordination skills and develop hand and arm muscles, a prerequisite for writing. Gross motor skills need to be developed before the fine motor skills.


Year 1 to Year 6 follow the Manchester PE Scheme of Work for dance, gym and games.


  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using simple movement pattern



  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. Eg through basketball, cricket, tennis, netball,  badminton, football, rounders
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance eg through athletics and gymnastics
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns 
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.


Annual Sports Week - all children take part in a variety of sports and activities.
Year 6 Residential trip to Robinwood Activity Centre 3 days
Year 4 weekly Swimming lessons



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