Curriculum Guide

Here is a list of resources available on our site:

New curriculum:

  • Schemes of work
  • Skills maps
  • Assessment
  • Visual aids
  • Videos

A guide to using Moving Matters resources.

New curriculum.

  • Our PE curriculum was adjusted in line with changes to the national curriculum in 2014-15. 
  • Our key stage 2 content is sport specific, for example tag-rugby, basketball and netball. The focus for key stage 1 is fundamental movements and multi-skills development.
  • We have written some creative Early years lesson plans, which focus on story/theme based learning and exploration of movements. 

Schemes of work.

  • The majority of our schemes of work are made up of 6 lessons, the average length of a school term.
  • The lessons are named to give teachers a clear idea of the content within the document.
  • We suggest lessons should take between 45 minutes to an hour to teach in KS2
  • Early years and KS1 lessons might be 30 – 45 minutes instead.
  • Timings are displayed in the schemes to give teachers an idea on how long to spend per activity.
  • Each scheme sets out a clear learning objective, which should be communicated to children in the lesson. We suggest using white boards to display the objective.
  • The warm ups can be adjusted and we have created a set of warm up videos, which teachers can integrate into their lessons.
  • The lessons have a progressive structure to develop learning and keep children engaged.
  • Differentiated activities are built into the content to extend the more able and support the less.

Skills maps

  • The skills are the important elements that contribute to being able to play a sport or activity, for example forehand shot in tennis.
  • The information displayed in our skills maps should provide you with a structure on how to plan your PE lessons and provide you with essential knowledge about the skills to pass onto the children.
  • You may choose to design your own lesson plans from the skills maps, as they progress through the skills you should be teaching the children.
  • The content of the skills maps is the key knowledge children should be learning whilst teaching the activity.
  • The skills map are mostly focused on KS2, although some start at year 2. They display how the skills should improve each year you teach the activity.
  • If you are working with high and low level learners, you can refer to skills maps at an older or younger age, to set appropriate skills for the learner. 


  • We believe children should be aware of their learning progress in PE and parents should be made aware at parents evenings.
  • Our assessment criteria is based on ALL, MOST and SOME.
  • The simple statements in the assessment criteria can be transferred into school reports.
  • Each statement needs to be achieved for the child to be assessed against the next level.

Visual aids.

We realize teachers might not be familiar with some of the activities they are teaching and so the visual aids have be created as supporting documents to help teach the content of the skills maps.


We have created a set of videos to develop greater understanding and help make teacher’s lives that little bit easier. The links connect to clips on youtube which can provide visual aids for the teaching of a skill. If you have access to ipads or tablets these recourses can support the use of IT within your lesson.