Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Physical Education


At Oasis Academy Putney we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles. The intent of our PE curriculum is to provide all children with high quality PE and sport provision. It is our vision for every pupil to succeed and achieve their potential as well as to lead physically active lifestyles. We strive to inspire our pupils through fun and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all.

We want our pupils to appreciate the benefits of a healthy and physically active style of living. Through our teaching of PE, we will provide opportunities for pupils to develop values and transferrable life skills such as fairness and respect as well as providing them with opportunities to take part 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.        

Education Endowment Fund Research indicates the overall impact of sports participation on academic achievement tends to be positive. Recent evidence from the UK suggests that sports participation can have a larger effect on, for example, mathematics learning when combined with a structured numeracy programme.



Pupils at Oasis Academy Putney participate in twice weekly high quality PE and sporting activities.

We use a clear progressive lesson sequence based on the National Curriculum.

Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports/activities both indoor and outdoor to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. Clear and comprehensive PE scheme of work which makes reference to healthy lifestyles.

We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being.


Physical development is one of the 7 areas of learning in the EYFS. Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

National Curriculum Key stage 1

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.

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.

Pupils should be taught 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.

National Curriculum Key stage 2

Key stage 2 Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], 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.

We ensure our KS2 children are taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.



  • Children will achieve age related expectations in PE.
  • Children will enjoy sport and will seek additional extra-curricular activities both school and external to school related.
  • Participation levels in PE will be 100%.
  • Improved the wellbeing and fitness of all children, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. Our impact is to motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way in order to live happy and healthy lives.
  • The impact of our PE curriculum is also measured in the uptake of our sports after school clubs and participation in inter school sports competitions. Participation levels are tracked.

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