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Physical Education



At Christ Church (Church of England) Infant School and Nursery we believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and wellbeing.

A broad and balanced curriculum is intended to provide for pupils increasing self confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations.  Progressive learning objectives and supportive teaching endeavour to provide stimulating, enjoyable, satisfying and challenging learning experiences for all pupils.  Through differentiated tasks, pupils will enjoy success and be motivated to develop their individual potential.


  • To develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.

  • To enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and coordination.

  • To increase children’s ability to use what they have learnt to improve the quality and control of their performance.

  • To promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles ensuring children are physically active for sustained periods of time.

  • To encourage all children to develop habits for life to lead healthy, active lifestyles and adopt positive attitudes towards physical activity.

  • To teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise and to understand the short and long term effects of exercise on their bodies.

  • To engage in competitive sports and activities.

  • To develop a sense of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour.

  • To enhance academic achievement through physical activity.

  • To support and encourage children to engage in co-operative, creative play in a range of situations.

  • Enable pupils to work independently and as part of a group or team in varied activities so as PE contributes to the development of core skills such as communication by speech.

  • To provide opportunities for children to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other whilst developing a sense of fair play.

  • To embed the school values through physical activity and sporting opportunities.

  • To establish self-esteem through the development of physical confidence.

  • To provide equal opportunity for all pupils, regardless of gender, ethnicity, background or ability.

  • To ensure that each child is able to fulfil their full potential in a range of physical activities, employing teaching methods and resources that will allow all pupils to have equal access to PE and to experience success and enjoyment in their PE work.

  • To promote and develop safe practice in all types of physical activity.

  • To develop children’s enjoyment of physical activity.






We encourage the physical development of children in the Foundation Stage as an integral part of their school work. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity through the delivery of activities, continuous provision and lessons to develop Fine and Gross motor skills. Daily indoor and outdoor opportunities and experiences are planned and provided to develop these skills such as access to PE equipment, bikes and scooters, playground games, climbing equipment and obstacle courses. These will contribute to developing all children’s core strength, stability, balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination and agility. In addition all Reception children receive a 1 hour PE lesson delivered by Soccer 2000 coaches, where over the year they will experience multi skills, parachute games, net wall games and athletics.  A daily Dough Disco session and active breaks such as Super movers will also be provided for children to develop skills.

Through our EYFS curriculum children will be taught the importance of keeping healthy and will be encouraged to make healthy lifestyle choices through a range of activities and discussions.


Key stage 1 Pupils are given opportunities to develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. All KS1 children engage in 2 hours of quality PE delivered by teachers and Soccer 2000 coaches. Children will experience dance, gymnastics, athletics, ball skills, net and wall games, invasion games, striking and fielding and multi skills.


In addition children across the school are provided with 30 minutes of structured activity during a timetabled lunchtime slot. Strong links with PSHE lessons allow children to transfer knowledge of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and provides lots of discussion points for children during lessons.



Children will enjoy and engage safely in PE sessions and will be active throughout. Children will experience a range of activities that enable them to develop their fundamental movement skills. They will be aware of the positive impact that physical activity has on their bodies and can talk about the importance of healthy living. Children’s physical stamina and skills will develop over their time here from Reception to Year 2, enabling the majority of children to achieve the ARE’s in Physical Education. Children show enthusiasm and interest in sport and seek to pursue their interest in sports outside of school. Children will be more confident in making their own choices when engaging in physical activity and making healthy lifestyle choices.

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