PE and Sport

PE & Sport Subject Leader: Izzy Ivy

PE & Sport in School:


Here at Nevill Road Infant School we understand the importance of providing our children with high quality physical education and development.

We ensure our children experience a range of different sporting challenges which are fun, engaging and help build the foundations for a happy, healthy and active life style. We undertand the importance of physical activity for our wellbeing as well as physical development. 

Physical Development in Early Years 
Physical activity is vital in children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy and active lives. Gross and fine motor experiences develop incrementally throughout early  childhood, starting with sensory explorations and the development of a child’s strength, co-ordination and positional awareness.

By creating games and providing opportunities for play both indoors and outdoors, adults can support children to develop their core strength, stability, balance, spatial awareness, co-ordination and agility. Gross motor skills provide the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well-being.

Fine motor control and precision helps with hand-eye co-ordination, which is later linked to early literacy. Repeated and varied opportunities to explore and play with small world activities, puzzles,  arts and crafts and the practice of using small tools, with feedback and support from adults, allow children to develop proficiency, control and confidence.


Physical Education in Key stage 1
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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