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Mickley Village Primary
& Nursery School

Physical Education



In PE, we provide engaging and challenging activities that help to inspire children of all different levels to be active and to lead healthy lives. We aim to grow the whole child through our PE curriculum, by focusing on a wide variety of knowledge and skills that will help children to develop physically, mentally and socially. Within lessons, EYFS concentrate on the prime area of physical development and KS1 cement basic skills like throwing, catching, jumping and moving in different ways. In KS2, children continue to build upon and develop these core skills, alongside the rules and tactics of the sports as they apply them in a range of competitive sports and other physically demanding activities. At all ages, we aim to support our pupils in becoming physically confident, whilst building and embedding the values of honesty, friendship, respect, teamwork, perseverance and responsibility. Children at Mickley are given the opportunities to experience a number of different sports, these opportunities and experiences encourage them to aspire and achieve.



In P.E, the school follow a scheme produced by 'Amber Valley Sports Partnership'. Each class takes part in at least 2 hours of taught PE sessions per week. Usually, this consists of 'competitive, skill based sports' and gymnastic/dance Fundamentals skills. We ensure that we teach high quality, purposeful lessons which support, embed skills and challenge our children (see our skills progression document below). Lessons are carefully planned using our progression documents, to ensure that children are challenged and supported as appropriate. For 2022/23, children in Year 1/2/3 are taught my a member of the Amber Valley Sports Partnership. 


Early Years Foundation Stage:

In the Early Years, opportunities are provided for children to be active and to develop their co-ordination, control and movement through moving and handling activities which involve the use of a range of equipment and involve different spatial experiences. Structured lessons and opportunities are planned for when appropriate. 


Key Stage 1 and 2:

Pupils in both KS1 and KS2 engage in two hours of high quality PE during the course of each week. In KS1 the curriculum focuses on fundamental movement skills to develop agility, balance and co-ordination. Curriculum content includes ball skills and team games, gymnastic and dance activities. At KS2 pupils continue to apply and develop a range of skills and units of work include a range of invasion, net / wall, and fielding and striking games, gymnastics, dance and athletics. 


Sports Premium Funding:

Through the Government Funding for sport (Sport Premium), where possible, the school will provide opportunities for pupils to work with PE specialists - for 2022/23, the Year 1/2/3 work with a P.E teacher from Amber Valley Sports Partnership. The funding will support PE training by providing opportunities for teachers to work alongside specialist teachers. Pupils are also given the opportunity to widen their sporting experiences and knowledge of healthy lifestyles.


For more information on how we have used our sports premium funding, please click on the following internal link:



In sessions, teachers will assess children against the following three questions:

  • What skills are required to think like an athlete in the sport or activity?
  • What does the sportsperson need to do in this activity?
  • How does our body react the to activity and why?

Staff will identify children who are working below the expectation and those who are working at a greater depth to further challenge them next session.