Rosewood Primary School Believe, Enjoy, Succeed Together - B.E.S.T.



Our PE Curriculum Intent

In PE at Rosewood, we aim to develop all children’s personal, cognitive and social skills, as well as their physical confidence. We look to achieve this by providing children with opportunities to improve their fundamental movement skills, to engage in a wide range of sports/activities and to develop their health and fitness levels. We encourage children to participate in sporting events which range from taking part in them for fun, to them taking part in a highly competitive capacity. Through these opportunities, children will learn a range of core values. Children being active and more importantly, enjoying being active, is an underlying aim running through all our teaching of PE.

Rosewood PE Policy & Curriculum Map

What does PE look like at Rosewood?

Curriculum planning and sequencing

PE is a foundation subject in the National Curriculum. Our school uses the Lancashire Scheme of Work on the PE Passport App as the basis for its curriculum planning in PE. Plans are adapted to meet the needs of the children in our classes. The PE lessons aim to build upon the prior learning of the children. While there are opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in each activity area, there is planned progression built into the scheme of work, so that the children are increasingly challenged as they move up through the school.



We encourage the physical development of our children in the nursery and reception classes as an integral part of their work. We relate the physical development of the children to the objectives set out in the Early Learning Goals, which underpin the curriculum planning for children aged three to five years of age. We encourage the children to develop their fundamental movement skills and develop confidence and control of the way they move, and the way they handle tools and equipment.

Balance bike sessions


The children in the reception classes take part in balance bike training once a year, this is delivered by the staff in these classes and is done with small groups of children. We currently have six balance bikes with helmets in school for the children to access in outdoor provision and in timetabled sessions.

Key stages 1 and 2

In key stage 1, the children continue to develop their fundamental movement skills which will help children take part in games, sports and recreational activities.  

The children will 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. They will participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. The children perform dances using simple movement patterns in pairs or small groups.


In key stage 2 the children 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. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils are taught to: use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

They learn to play competitive games (badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis), and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

The children will develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance in athletics and gymnastics. 

They perform dances using a range of movement patterns where they compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvements to achieve their personal best.

Outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team are taught in the summer term.



Swimming is taught on site by pro sport coaching in a pop up pool. All the children in school have at least one session in the pool to improve water confidence, with year 4 children having the most curriculum swimming sessions. This will enable them to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres by the end of year 6. They use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke). Children are taught to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Pools to school provision

Sports Day


This takes place every year during the summer term and is split into four separate events; EYFS, KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2 pupils. The sports days are planned to meet the needs of the children and are a fun event for them to take part in with their parents supporting them.