Subject Coordinator: M.Ridgard

We asked the children what Physical Education means to them. Here are their words and ideas: 

At Moon’s Moat, it is our intent to teach children life skills that will positively impact their future. We aim to develop a love of sport and physical activity in all children to inspire them to become lifelong active people. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that support children to succeed in physical education and develop good health, both physically and emotionally. We want to teach children social and emotional skills such as how to cooperate and collaborate with others, understanding fairness, teamwork skills, resilience, independence and perseverance.

Our intent is for all children to develop and improve the fundamental skills needed to access all physical activity such as games, gymnastics or dance and to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim.



PE at Moon’s Moat provides enjoyable and challenging learning through a range of physical activities, both within Physical Education lessons and throughout the school day. All children from Nursery to Year 4 receive a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum where they will be taught by their class teacher. We use a mixture of GetSet4PE and own units of work to meet our children’s needs and to offer them a broad range of experiences. Throughout each unit, children are introduced to a wide range of vocabulary which is progressive throughout their time at the school. Children apply this vocabulary to their lessons and their physical activity outside of the taught lessons.

Each class participates in two PE lessons each week, covering a range of skills or sports. PE is taught in blocks linked to skills areas (gymnastics, games, fundamentals) or sports. Dance is taught linked to the topic to enable children to make links to their learning in other subjects. The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met and ensure all children develop confidence, tolerance and appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. PE is adapted when necessary to ensure it is fully inclusive and all children are engaged.

In Early Years, physical development opportunities are offered daily through continuous provision, along with two weekly PE lessons. All children are provided with opportunities for active playtimes and lunchtimes (playground markings, climbing equipment, play trolley with a range of equipment, exercise equipment (KS2), climbing wall (KS2)) along with active lessons and short bursts of activities (Disco Dough, squiggle whilst you wiggle, 5-a-day fitness, Daily Mile). This supports the children to meet the national expectation of 30 minutes of physical activity per day. In addition, children will have the opportunity to attend extra-curricular clubs in a range of physical activities and sports.

Children, in particular KS2 children, are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area, organised by School Games Organiser. These events provide the children with opportunities to apply previously learnt skills and knowledge and develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.

Each year, we hold an ‘Active Week’. This provides all children with an opportunity to partake in new active experiences. Forest School has also been introduced to support the children’s physical development, provide them with a wide range of activities and increase their active time, as well as promoting well-being.


We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport and they will grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge, including independence, self-motivation, resilience and responsibility, acquired through PE. Children have a growing understanding of vocabulary in Physical Education that they can use and apply throughout their future learning.




Click here to see how Physical Education is taught in the Foundation Stage.

Click here to read our Physical Education policy.

Click here to view the progression of knowledge and skills in Physical Education at Moon’s Moat First School.

Click here to view the progression of vocabulary in Physical Education at Moon's Moat First School.

Click here to view our Sports Premium page. You will find our spending plans and reviews here. 


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