Physical Education (P.E.)

Our Intent, Implementation and Impact statement for P.E.

Intention Implementation Impact

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

(The National Curriculum)

The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:  

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities  
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time  
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.

At Horndean Infant School we intend to build a curriculum to ensure:

  • pupils 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. 
  • pupils are able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. 

We will teach pupils to :  

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching
  • develop balance, agility and coordination, 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.

All children take part in, on average, 2 hours of National Curriculum PE per week and, as required in the National Curriculum, we teach dance, games and gymnastics. Lessons are taught by class teachers and an outside agency, CM Sports.

Dance, Games and Gymnastics are taught in half-termly units and throughout the year there is a good balance of all three disciplines. The lessons within each unit are progressive and allow children to revise taught skills as well as develop new ones. There is also progression from Year 1 to Year 2. The lessons allow for individual development, partner work and group work. Our PE lessons have elements of modelling from both teachers and peers, we also encourage critical feedback from peers to help develop one another.


We enhance our PE through:

  • the Daily Mile
  • Playground games 
  • the use PE equipment at playtimes
  • a time-tabled games arena to develop a range of PE skills
  • a trim trail
  • a climbing wall
  • Outside provision for learning
  • Forest School time,

all of which are accessible to every child.

The children also have opportunities to learn Football outside of school hours. We encourage all our Pupil Premium children to access these clubs by offering them a free place. 

We also offer a wide range of extracurricular activities which are freely accessible to all children. These range from Games club to Reading club.

At Horndean Infant School we aim for all pupils to gain a greater understanding of the importance of sport and physical activity on their physical and mental wellbeing.

We aim for all pupils to achieve age related expectations in PE.

We aim for all pupils to:

  • develop fundamental movement skills and enjoy a range of sporting activities
  • become competent and confident in dance, gymnastics and games activities
  • increase their levels of agility, balance and coordination
  • have experienced participating in a wide range of specific games, eg basketball, football, hockey, curling, netball, football
  • have participated in competitive sports
  • have performed dances to a live audience through our celebration of music and dance event

We aim for all of our children to leave with a keenness to develop a love of sport and physical activity that will develop and enhance their health and wellbeing

Do, Know and Remember Sheet (DKRs)

Our units of work are supported by,  ‘Do, Know and Remember’ (DKR) overviews that detail what the children already know, what they will need to know in the new unit of work, key vocabulary, what comes next and how this fits into the world of work to contextualise each individual subject.

Curriculum Overview

Our LTP incorporates points raised by Ofsted’s recent Research Review. All children including Nursery receive high quality PE within our school with a wide variety of skills learnt. This enables all children to be competent with the sports they play.

Our LTP also allows for the children to develop their motor competence starting from fundamental skills and building up to the children being able to intelligently select the strategies, rules and tactics they need for each sport. All our lessons are carefully planned to ensure the children are exposed to key vocabulary and allow opportunities for modelling and feedback. At Horndean Infants School the children are also given opportunities to take part in extra curricular activities and competitions run by The School Games Mark.

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Nursery Gymnastics- Travelling Gymnastics- achieving body control gymnastics-Balance Gymnastics- Motor, Planning and coordination Ball Skills Dance
Year F

Gross motor skills – outdoors/indoors

Multiskills- Travelling

Gross motor skills – outdoors/indoors

Multiskills- Agility, balance and coordination

Gross motor skills – outdoors/indoors


Gross motor skills – outdoors/indoors

Sending and receiving 

Sports Day Practice- practice of sport day events.

Sports Day Practice- practice of sport day events


Team Games

Year 1

Gymnastics (Floor)

Multiskills- Travelling


Multiskills-Sending and receiving

Gymnastics (Wall Bars)

Football-Invasion Game



Sports Day Practice- practice of sport day events.

Sports Day Practice- practice of sport day events


Net and Wall Games

Year 2

Gymnastics (floor)

Striking and fielding



Gymnastic (Wall Bars)




Sports Day Practice- practice of sport day events.

Sports Day Practice- practice of sport day events


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