- Develop physical literacy skills: agility, balance and coordination, and establish the confidence to take part in a wide variety of different physical activities
- Learn about the value of healthy, active lifestyles and adopt healthy habits for life
- Face physical challenge and competition with resilience and enthusiasm and learn how to deal with success and failure
- Learn valuable life skills including being able to swim competently and have a knowledge of personal survival
By the end of key stage 1 children should be able to :
- 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
- Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
- Perform dances using simple movement patterns.
By the end of key stage 2 children should be able to:
- Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
- Play competitive games, modified where appropriate and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
- Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
- Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
- Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
- Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.