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real PE -

Giving EVERY child the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and Life.

What is real PE?

real PE is a unique, child-centred approach that transforms how we teach PE to engage and challenge EVERY child at The Shrubbery School.

It provides fun and simple to follow Schemes of Work and support for our Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 practitioners that give them the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE.

What Makes real PE unique?

real PE is, first and foremost, a philosophy and approach which aims to transform how we teach PE in order to include, challenge and support EVERY child. It supports our teachers to make small changes that will have a significant impact on their learners.


PE Curriculum

Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2

Find out what they can do as they explore and develop a range of basic fundamental movement skills, actions and ideas, such as travelling, running, jumping and turning, rolling, balancing, throwing, catching or kicking a ball

Become increasingly competent and confident through watching, listening and experimenting with movement and ideas so they can extend their agility, balance and coordination individually and with others.

Learn to practise by repeating what they have done in ways that make it better, such as making movements more controlled, effective or expressive.

Watch, copy and describe what they and others have practised, to build their awareness of how to improve the way they move and play.

Recognise that their bodies feel different when they run short or longer distances, move slowly or suddenly, and lift heavy objects or float in water.

Learn to use space safely when they work alone and with others, showing increasing control over their movements.

They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co- operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Enjoy expressing and testing themselves in a variety of situations.

Continue to apply and develop new skills across a range of activities that may include dance, gymnastics, games, swimming, athletic and outdoor and adventurous activities.

Learn how to use these skills consistently by repeating their movements in different ways and be able to link them to make actions and sequences of movement until their performance is clearer, more accurate and controlled over time.

Pace themselves in challenges in activities such as swimming and athletic activities.

Use their creativity and imagination in performing dances, making up their own games, planning gymnastic sequences, responding to problem- solving and challenge activities.

Develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports. Know how to improve aspects of the quality of their work, using information provided by the teacher and information and communication technology (ICT) opportunities, and increasingly help themselves and others perform effectively.

Enjoy being active and know why activity is important to their health and wellbeing.

Understand the rules and conventions of taking part in different activities safely.

Enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.

Develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success

Curriculum Planning

All pupils are entitled to a progressive and comprehensive physical education programme which embraces current Statutory Orders of the National Curriculum and takes into account individual interests and needs.

Time Allocation

In order to ensure children received high quality lessons, where learning builds upon prior learning and progress is made, children in KS1 and KS2 take part in 2 x 1 hour sessions each week. In the Foundation Stage, children receive daily access to activities indoors and outdoors that build upon their fine and gross motor development as well as 1hours PE lesson.