The PE curriculum at Winterbourne Nursery and Infants School aims to develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities. For the children to be physically active for sustained periods of time.  To engage in competitive sports and activities and to lead healthy, active lives. 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.


 PE is taught on 1 hour per week Physical Education (P.D) taught by a specialist sports coach, each half term is a different unit. In these units the children should:

 Pupils should be taught to:

  • Consolidate their existing skills and gain new ones and to perform actions and skills with more consistent control and quality.
  • Selecting and applying skills, tactics and compositional ideas
  • Plan, use and adapt strategies, tactics and compositional ideas for individual,
  • Pair, small-group and small-team activities
  • Develop and use their knowledge of the principles behind the strategies,
  • Tactics and ideas to improve their effectiveness
  • Apply rules and conventions for different activities.

Evaluating and improving performance

  • Pupils should be taught:
  • To identify what makes a performance effective
  • To suggest improvements based on this information.
  • Knowledge and understanding of fitness and health
  • How exercise affects the body in the short term
  • To warm up and prepare appropriately for different activities
  • Why physical activity is good for their health and well-being
  • Why wearing appropriate clothing and being hygienic is good for their
  • Health and safety

During the key stage, pupils should be taught the Knowledge, skills and understanding through five areas of activity:

  • Dance activities
  • Games activities
  • Gymnastic activities
  • and two activity areas from:
  • athletic activities
  • outdoor and adventurous activities


Children’s achievement in PE is assessed through:

  • Photos
  • Interviewing pupils about their learning (pupil voice)

Discussing the progress of the children with the sports coach.