Ladycross Infant and Nursery School

PE curriculum

Our vision aims to provide all children with a broad, high quality and relevant physical education. Through a well-structured and progressive school curriculum we enable all children to develop and challenge their knowledge, skill and understanding.  Our curriculum ensures skills are developed through the following topics: invasion games, dance, gymnastics, striking and fielding games, net and wall games and outdoor and adventurous activities (OAA).  

In addition to this it is essential that children develop an understanding of a healthy lifestyle and make connections between physical health and a healthy mind with the vision that children will continue to adopt a healthy lifestyle into their adult life.

We aim to teach this through our balance of individual, team, co-operative, competitive and creative activities cater for individual pupils’ needs and abilities. We are working closely with AM sports to teach a PE scheme of work that progressively builds key knowledge, skills and techniques which, combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, provides stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning opportunities for pupils.

All children receive two hours of physical education a week through two PE lessons. These lessons are delivered either by class teachers or specialists from AM sports who have expert subject knowledge and are extensively trained in the areas of the curriculum that are taught.

In EYFS, pupils work on their physical development through a variety of child initiated learning through continuous provision and adult let activities including balancability. Physical development is incorporated into the school day and children are encouraged to take part in physical activity daily. Nursery and Reception have 1 PE lesson a week. 


PE kit

Ear rings should be removed for PE for boys and girls, or children must tape them up(in which case please send tape in with your child). Please tie long hair back on PE days. 

• Black or navy shorts / joggers / sweatshirt / hoody (these should not have branded slogans)
• White T-shirt
• Black plimsolls or white/black trainers

If the correct PE kit is not worn you will be sent a reminder slip. Should there be another time when your child doesn’t have the right kit we will phone you and ask you to bring it in. If you’re unable to bring in the correct kit then we may have to ask your child to participate in an alternative activity to their scheduled PE lesson. 

PE days 

As a reminder, PE days are Mondays and Thursdays for Year 1 and Wednesdays for  all of Year 2. Then, Freedman Class will do PE on Tuesday and Dahl and Walliams will do their second session on Friday. Year 1 and Year 2 pupils come into school in their PE kit. Reception PE is on Tuesdays but they do not change into PE kit, they stay in uniform (but Reception children still need to have ear rings removed / covered).

Victoria Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG10 5JD