Sports at Heavers Farm

We put a tremendous amount of value on PE and sport here at Heavers Farm. The following details our system for developing PE and sports skills throughout the years. In addition to this, Reception have an hour of PE with our sports leader every week and pupils engage in gymnastics, dance and yoga regularly.

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Years 1 and 2 – Fundamentals of PE

In Years 1 and 2, we start to work on the fundamentals of PE. We begin to develop physical education skills through the use of fun games.

In this phase, we focus on:

  • ABC’s (Agility, Balance and Coordination)
  • Basic speed development (linear, lateral and multi-directional)
  • KGBS (Kinesthetics, Gliding, Buoyancy, Striking with a body part)
  • CKS (Catching, Kicking, Striking with an implement)

In Year 1, children develop the physical skills learned in Reception and start to apply these to a range of fun activities.

In Year 2, children begin to apply these skills to games and competitive activities, whilst continuing to develop the fundamentals of physical education.

Years 3 and 4 – Learning to Train

In Years 3 and 4, having developed basic physical skills in Years 1 and 2, children start applying these skills to specific games and sports and learn how to train for particular sports.

In Year 3, children begin to apply physical skills to competitive games and specific sports. Children begin to apply their strength, fitness and flexibility to different sports.

In Year 4, children will further learn how to train for particular sports and games, understanding how to warm up, cool down and use their skills for different aspects of different sports.

Years 5 and 6 – Training to Compete

Having learned how to apply their physical skills to competitive games, in Years 5 and 6, children begin to train for competition in a variety of sports.

In this phase:

  • 50% of available time is devoted to the development of technical and tactical skills and fitness improvements
  • 50% of available time is devoted to competition and competition-specific training
  • Children learn to perform sport specific skills under a variety of competitive conditions during lessons

This phase focuses on the children understanding and taking responsibility for their own sporting outcomes, in order to bridge the gap between primary and secondary PE provision.