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PE - What does Y1 normally focus on in PE?


In Sport and Games they learn to:

- 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

- Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

- Perform dances using simple movement patterns.


In Swimming and water safety (Not currently feasible)

- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

- Use a range of strokes effectively

- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.



PE Ideas



Sport and Games 

1. Try a 60 second challenge from Youth Sport Trust 

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Do one of the 60 second challenges



2. Try playing physical activity bingo from Youth Sport Trust 

Draw a grid on paper.

Write PE challenges on the squares. 

You could make completing the grid a race with another member of your household or offer a reward for completing a line, the corners or the whole grid. 


Here are some you could copy or print to do. 

Download Bingo Card 1     

Download Bingo Card 2




3. Twinkl Homelearning PE Activities 


Dance Activities

Starry Sky Dancing  - Invent some dance moves inspired by an alien or astronaut. 

Chinese New Year Dancing - Invent some dance moves inspired by Chinese Dragons or Fireworks. 

Seasons Dancing - Invent some dance moves inspired by the seasons. 


Gymnastics Activities 

Animal Moves  - Travel in different ways like different animals


Attacking and Defending Activities 

Attacking and Defending Challenges - throw and catch, mirror each other, pass a ball over an increasing distance, 



4. Play Fitness Monopoly or add challenge to a game you already own have

Write out exercises on slips of paper and put them on a gameboard you have. 



Here are some to inspire you if you are making one.

If you are able to print, they can be printed. 

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5. Make an obstacle course indoors or outdoors 

It doesn't need to be expensive. Use what you have. You can place number cards, phonics sounds, letters, sentences to read, common exception word cards along the way to make those more interesting. 


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  1. Crawl under chairs.
  2. Crawl under a string stretched between two chair legs.
  3. Jump into and out of a marked zone five times.
  4. Balance on a line of masking tape or a chalk line. 
  5. Throw a beanbag or folded pairs of socks into a laundry basket.
  6. Run while balancing something soft/light on your head. 
  7. Play one hole of Newspaper Golf.

  8. Travel from one place to another in a creative way. 

6. Get Set PE Home Learning Games 

Here is one to give you a taste of what they have to offer. 



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