Physical Education Intent, Implementation and Impact




At Mossbourne Riverside Academy (MRA), we aim to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, social, emotional and physical wellbeing  for our pupils now and for their future. We aim to do this through a broad and balanced curriculum focussing on the development of the whole child. We aim to deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all pupils to succeed in physical activities. In line with the delivery of ‘British Values’ we want to teach pupils how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. 




Pupils at MRA participate in weekly, high quality PE and sporting activities all underpinned by the notion of ‘physical literacy’. PE is further supplemented KS1 by the use of the ‘daily mile’.



Pupils within in reception undertake daily physical exercise in their EYFS play area. They also have use of the academy hall for structured activities. Cross curricular links enable PE activities to take place during core and broader curriculum activities. 


Key Stage 1 


All pupils from Year 1 to 2 have at least 2 hours’ worth of planned physical exercise each week. Teachers plan and deliver lessons focussing on the development of fundamental movement skills (balance, agility, co-ordination, running, jumping and catching). The teaching of lifestyle behaviours help pupils to understand what it means to be healthy and this is embedded in the sequence of learning. 


Key Stage 2 


All pupils from Year 3 to 6 have at least 2 hours’ worth of planned physical exercise each week. Pupils in KS2 participate in swimming lessons to enable them to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters. Pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills such as running, jumping, throwing and catching. These skills are incorporated into competitive games, performances using movement patterns and evaluations of their own and others’ work. Pupils communicate and collaborate with each other and develop an understanding of how to improve in physical activities.  




All children at MRA receive a broad and balanced PE curriculum regardless of year group or ability. Every child accesses all of the key areas of the subject on offer at our academy. Teachers plan PE with clear progression of skills and knowledge as part of our curriculum offer to ensure that all pupils access it at an age appropriate level.