Note: this is a duplicate of the 'PE' webpage from the 'Learning' section of our school website where you can find details of the Clavering curriculum for each subject area.


  • A high-quality PE curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.
  • It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.
  • Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Aims of the Clavering Curriculum for PE

The Clavering Curriculum for PE 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.

The importance of competitive sport

The Clavering Competitive Sport Programme provides many benefits to Clavering pupils, including:

  • it gives our children the chance to use, apply, develop and improve learnt skills in match situations;
  • it gives our children the opportunity to play sports and interact with other children, forming social bonds and relationships;
  • it teaches our children about competition, teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship;
  • it gives our children the chance to learn to manage success and disappointment;
  • it gives our children the opportunity to build confidence and self-esteem, get exercise and have fun!

Note: in the report Going the extra mile: excellence in competitive school sport, Ofsted found that schools with high sporting standards have similarly high expectations in the classroom. Both help to cultivate an environment in which pupils excel. For further information, please click on the link: 

Clavering Learning Foci for PE

1. To acquire knowledge and understanding of fitness and health.

2. To acquire, develop, select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas (including Dance, Gymnastics, Games Activities and Athletics).

3. To take part in outdoor adventurous activities.

4. To swim safely and competently.

5. To evaluate and improve performance. 

Topics studied in each year group

Year 1:

Gymnastics 1

Dance 1

Games Activities 1

Games Activities 2

Games Activities 3

Athletics 1

Year 2:

Gymnastics 2

Dance 2

Games Activities 4

Games Activities 5

Games Activities 6

Athletics 2

Year 3:

Gymnastics 3

Dance 3

Sportshall Athletics 1

Netball 1

Hockey (Quicksticks) 1

Basketball 1

Tag Rugby 1

Rounders 1

Kwik Cricket 1

Tennis 1

Athletics 3

Year 4:

Gymnastics 4

Dance 4

Sportshall Athletics 2

Netball 2

Hockey (Quicksticks) 2

Basketball 2

Tag Rugby 2

Rounders 2

Kwik Cricket 2

Tennis 2

Athletics 4

Year 5:

Swimming (see below)

Gymnastics 5

Sportshall Athletics 3

Dance 5

Tag Rugby 3

Tri Golf 1

Basketball 3

Netball 3

Kwik Cricket 3

Handball 1

Athletics 5

Year 6:


Gymnastics 6

Sportshall Athletics 4

Dance 6

Tag Rugby 4

Tri Golf 2

Basketball 4

Netball 4

Kwik Cricket 4

Handball 2

Athletics 6

Outdoor Adventurous Activities


1. All PE modules emphasise and develop the Clavering Sports Values: determination, honesty, passion, respect, self-belief and teamwork.

2. Children in Key Stage 2 have the opportunity to experience the following twelve sports (plus dance and outdoor adventurous activities) as part of the PE curriculum: gymnastics, athletics, swimming, tag rugby, basketball, netball, handball, hockey (quicksticks), tennis, tri golf, rounders and kwik cricket.

3. In addition to the above sports, children have the opportunity to participate in football (Reception to Year 6), cross country running (Years 3 to 6), skipping (Year 4), orienteering (Year 5), archery (Years 5 to 6), canoeing (Years 5 to 6), rock climbing (Years 5 to 6), table tennis (Years 5 to 6) and sailing (Year 6).

4. Therefore, in total, children have the opportunity to participate in over twenty different sports, plus dance and outdoor adventurous activities (OAA).

5. As well as the school-based OAA units in Year 5 and Year 6, the school offers three residentials:

  • a one-night camp in Year 4 (with preparation work starting in Year 3);
  • a two-night OAA-themed residential in Year 5;
  • a four-night OAA-themed residential in Year 6, linked to the children’s participation in the John Muir Award.

6. The school’s intra-school competitive sport programme runs across the school and throughout the year. It has achieved national recognition from the government, the School Games programme and the Youth Sport Trust. For further details, please see Mr McAvoy.

7. The school’s inter-school competitive sport programme runs across the school and throughout the year. Typically, the school competes in a minimum of ten sports and involves well over 150 different pupils. As with our intra-school programme, our inter-school competitive sport programme has achieved national recognition from the government, the School Games programme  and the Youth Sport Trust. For further details, please see Mr McAvoy.

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