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Physical Education

KS2 Physical Education

'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 Foxdell we aim to offer pupils the ability to develop physical competence and knowledge of movement. Our PE curriculum inspires pupils to excel in a broad range of physical activities and engage in competitive sports and activities. We aim to offer a broad and balanced curriculum to help ensure children lead healthy and active lives. This is achieved through the promotion of the key values determination, teamwork and resilience.


We believe that PE and Sport plays a key role in personal development and that every child should be provided with opportunities to participate in a wide range of sporting and physical instruction. Children are offered a full and balanced programme of Physical Education. By improving opportunities for PE and integrating its delivery through other subjects, we aim to ultimately raise standards in the core subjects by improving fitness and enjoyments.


We are committed to:

  • engaging all pupils in regular physical activity – kick starting healthy active lifestyles.
  • raising the profile of PE and Sport across the school
  • increasing confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and Sport.
  • providing a wide range of sports and activities to all pupils
  • increasing pupil participation in competitive sport 



The National Curriculum for Physical Education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives. 


Throughout KS2 pupils should be taught running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination and play competitive games. They should learn to apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending. In gymnastics they should develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. In dance, they should be taught to perform dances using a range of movement patterns. Pupils should take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team and learn to compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.


Swimming and water safety

In KS2 pupils should be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. They should learn to use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Sports & PE 2019

Foxdell was one of only five primary/ federation schools in the country who participated in the PE pilot specialism. To this end, the school has invested in innovative equipment and practice. Within lessons, children will get to experience a diverse range of sports – football, cricket, basketball, gymnastics, hockey, rounders, etc., as well as less familiar games such as tag rugby, fencing and orienteering. Swimming is also included in the Year 3 curriculum.


In addition to this, the school has significantly increased extra-curricular opportunities for pupils; has continued to offer external provisions through our partners (e.g. Active Luton, Luton Bike-ability, Luton Tigers, etc); and has put into place additional Intra-Sport, Inter-Sport and in-class tournament fixtures as part of the school sporting calendar.