GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Physical Education

Charlotte Chamberlain and Harry Stevens
PE Subject Leaders

"Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity."

John F Kennedy

The study of Physical Education enables all children to become physically confident to maintain a healthy active lifestyle and support the development of their mind and bodies as well as embedding personal values such as respect and resilience. 

PE Programmes of Study (KS1 & KS2)

Vision for Physical Education

Children in EYFS receive 1 hour of discrete physical education teaching with Key Stage One and Two all participating in two lessons of PE. The whole school studies the same curriculum focus. As well as this, each week, the children come together to engage in ‘music and movement’ on a Friday afternoon and each class has a dedicated time to complete the ‘meadow mile’ a way of combining physical activity and nature. All the children at FMP, the children will be given the opportunity to experience outdoor and adventurous activities through different trips. 

Progression in Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education at Floreat Montague Park


In Early Years, the focus is balance, climbing using alternative feet, skipping, hopping and standing on one leg.  A formal PE session takes place once per week in Reception and Nursery for 40 minutes. The fundamental movement skills learnt in Nursery are consolidated in Reception and refined so children focus on crawling, rolling and jumping. Both Nursery and EYFS spend a large proportion of their time being physically active and consolidating the movement skills learnt in lessons. This is through outdoor learning and child initiated time. 

In Key Stage 1, children develop fundamental movement skills: running, jumping, throwing, catching, skipping and hopping. The children become confident and competent within these skills and within lessons, a broad range of opportunities are given to extend their ability, balance and coordination through focuses such as gymnastics and yoga. The children  begin to participate in simple game situations (such as tennis, kwik cricket), to begin to develop their attacking and defending skills. Children in Years 1 and 2 perform basic dance routines, initially independently, progressing to partner and group dances. The children begin to understand why we exercise and describe some ways that exercise affects their bodies. 

In Lower Key Stage 2, the children begin to apply fundamental skills and learn how to use them in different ways in different contexts. Children learn that different movements are more appropriate within different physical situations. During lessons in Lower Key Stage 2, the children strive to improve important personal skills within physical education, such as communication, teamwork and resilience. With support, the children begin to develop an understanding of assessing their own successes and suggest some simple ways to make improvements. The children learn the importance of exercise on the bodies and minds, explain the effects of exercise on the body and know that importance of warming up and cooling down on the body. 

In Upper Key Stage 2, the children continue to apply a range of skills within different sporting contexts: netball, hockey, kwik cricket, tag rugby, football and tennis. They develop the ability to link actions and sequence of movement effectively and strive to make decisions within game situations to have a positive effect. The children make evaluations about their own and others’ successes within performances and make suggestions as to how to improve. At this key stage, the children are able to demonstrate personal skills such as: effective communication, showing confidence, coping with successes and failures and effective teamwork. The children can explain in detail the importance of exercise on the bodies and minds, discuss the effects of exercise on the body and identify reasons as to why warming up and cooling down are vital.

PE Progression of Skills - EYFS to Year 6