KS1 Physical Education

The National Curriculum for Physical Education in Years 1 and 2. Hover over blue text to see non-statutory examples.

PE1/1.1    Sport & Games

PE1/1.1a    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

PE1/1.1b    participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

PE1/1.1c    perform dances using simple movement patterns.


PE1/1.2    Swimming and water safety

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:

PE1/1.2a    swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

PE1/1.2b    use a range of strokes effectively

PE1/1.2c    perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.