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Physical Education

Physical Education and Sport at Northfields Infants and Nursery School

We aim to: -  

  • Enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and coordination;
  • Encourage children to work and play with others in a range of team situations;
  • Teach children to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise;
  • Develop an understanding in children of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.
  • Promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles, encouraging children to adopt positive attitudes towards physical activity.
  • Provide opportunities for children to learn new skills and sports.
  • Ensure that each child is able to fulfil their full potential in a range of physical activities.
  • Develop a sense of fair play, honest competition and good sporting behaviour.
  • Promote and develop safe practice in all types of physical activity.
  • Provide equal opportunity for all pupils, regardless of gender, ethnicity, background or ability.

Our children will experience

Participating in sports and activities both indoors and out.

Participating in intra school competitions.

Performing dance routines in front of audiences.

Progression and Vocabulary

 Northfields follows the SOW:- The PE hub and the Power of PE.


Games - Ball Throw Catch Game Team Space

Gymnastics - Balance Equipment. Shapes

Dance/ movement - Dance Movement Music

Athletics- Run Space Safely

KS1 -

Games-  co-ordination, defence, tactics, underarm, overarm, release, agility, attack

Gymnastics – Sequence, Repeat, Patterns, Control, Perform

Dance – Sequence, Repeat, Perform, Patterns

Athletics - Speed Direction

Visits/ visitors

NHSSP staff to come into school to teach new activities

Every 4 years visit a sporting stadium as part of learning about the Olympics.

Year 2 attend Letchworth tennis club to take part in a Paralympic celebration of different activities.

ELG - Moving and handling

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

Health and self-care

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.


KS1 –

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

Pupils should be taught 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.

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