A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. National curriculum 2014.

At OLM, we value the importance of PE as part of the curriculum and much work has been done in recent years utilising our  PE subject leader’s skillset to build teachers’ PE skills and confidence.

Foundation Stage PE at OLM

During their time in The Early Years Foundation Stage children will develop their gross and fine motor skills by taking part in adult led and child-initiated activities. Children will be given ample opportunities to develop their strength, co-ordination and positional awareness through activities both indoors and outdoors. Adults teach and support children to challenge themselves in developing skills such as climbing ladders, riding bikes, hopping, skipping and jumping.  Supported by adults, children will develop the skills needed to collaborate with others to safely move large items, such as moving long planks of wood safely and carrying large hollow blocks when building houses or pirate ships in their role play. These gross motor skills provide the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well-being. Hand-eye coordination is developed through fine motor activities such as completing puzzles, threading beads, using small tools like paint brushes and tweezers. Our aim is that children will develop their core strength, stability, balance, agility and co-ordination to enable them to be physically active and benefit their long-term health and well-being.

Key Stage 1 PE at OLM

Children will receive two hours of PE per week with one session taught by the class teacher and one by our specialist PE coach. Our curriculum ensures a suitable range of dance, gymnastics, athletics and games are included in each year group, with a strong focus on developing fine and gross motor skills, movement and balance in order for all children to be able to participate to a high standard both in competitive sports and against their personal targets. Outdoor adventure activities will also be taught which focusses on developing fundamental movement skills, becoming increasingly confident and engaging in competitive and cooperative activities.

Key Stage 2 PE at OLM

We provide a high-quality physical education curriculum which inspires all pupils to succeed and excel. Children are encouraged to participate in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Our curriculum develops children's knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities as well as promoting positive attitudes towards a healthy and active lifestyle. Children participate in a wide variety of sport including gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor education which helps build character and embed values such as fairness and respect. At OLM, we provide a wide variety of high quality extra-curricular opportunities for pupils, where children learn new skills leading to increased confidence and enhanced well-being.  A range of sports clubs are delivered by our specialist PE teacher and sports coach, including multi sports, dodgeball, dance and boxing. Where possible, links with local sports competitions are utilised to provide pathways to further participation outside of school. We also offer cycle training to KS2 pupils and Y5 pupils attend a block of swimming lessons.


At OLM we primarily use Complete PE which is a progressive scheme of work

After much research and trialling, we came to the conclusion that Complete PE provides the best possible option for ensuring consistency and progression and supports the delivery of the PE curriculum very well. 

We have units of work, covering all areas of the Physical Education National Curriculum for KS1 and KS2, with transition units available to bridge the gaps into KS3.

It has a unit library which contains units of work for every context of learning. Our Primary units of work flow in a progressive and sequential order from EYFS to KS2, ensuring that we are always challenging learning. It supports high quality teaching and learning. It also contains learning cards, interactive videos which demonstrate how to do a move, adaptive PE cards to meets the needs of individuals and a subject support area.