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 develop 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 once a week. Physical development is incorporated into the school day and children are encouraged to take part in physical activity daily.

The areas covered in the PE curriculum for Key Stage 1 focus on the development of fundamental movements through multi-skill lessons. Please see below for the PE curriculum Map for the year.

Commando Joe's

The Commando Joe programme is progressive from Early Years to Year 2. The scheme works on building confidence, teamwork, resilience, improving self-esteem and allowing children the chance to make decisions under pressure. Most of all, it builds on and develops life skills. It gives children opportunities to take on challenges, become leaders and work independently. Ladycross staff have had training on how to implement it into the curriculum and aim for the children to take part in it at least once a half term.


After School Clubs 

Autumn 1: This half term coaches from AM sports will be taking children for Gymnastics on a Wednesday and Zumba on a Thursday. 

If you would like to book a place this can be done via this link:

 Ladycross PE Policy 2021.docxDownload
 PE Skills and Knowledge Progression.docxDownload
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