Physical Activity Policy

Intentions for our Physical Activity teaching and learning

At Long Ditton Infants we aim “to achieve the physical potential of every child and develop their confidence to contribute to the health and well being of themselves and the others within the school and the local community.”

The children will be encouraged to develop their physical potential and develop their self-esteem through the participation of two hours high quality learning within and beyond the P.E. curriculum each week.

We aim to value the benefits of a healthy balanced lifestyle and to develop children’s physical competence by being actively involved in a variety of physical activities which are both formal and informal.

At Long Ditton Infants the children will take part in P.E, Dance and Games each week along with morning march; brain gym exercises during school day; ‘Huff and Puff’ and ‘active lunchtimes’ where we aim to provide a range of play opportunities that encourage and develop active play at lunch -time; as well as the possibility to attend after school clubs.

PE Policy statement 2021

Overview for P.E 2020

Long Term Planning Overview PE

PE in the EYFS


  • To build children’s confidence to take manageable risks in their play.
  • To motivate children to be active and help them develop movement skills through praise, encouragement, games and appropriate guidance.
  • To notice and value children’s natural and spontaneous movements, through which they are finding out about their bodies and exploring sensations such as balance.
  • To provide time to support children’s understanding of how exercise, eating and hygiene promote good health.
  • Body skills are taught as well as spatial awareness to develop coordination.
  • To allow sufficient space, indoors and outdoors, to set up relevant activities for energetic play.
  • Introduce appropriate vocabulary to children, alongside their actions.
  • To give children opportunities to use a range of equipment to persist in an activity , practicing new and exciting skills and learning from their mistakes.

PE in KS1

The National Curriculum for Physical education for KS1 aims to ensure that all pupils develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, ensure all pupils are physically active for sustained periods of time, ensure pupils engage in competitive sports and activities, and encourage and promote pupils to lead healthy, active lifestyles.

Our pupils are taught to:

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing, catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics to attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns

Our children will become familiar with vocabulary used in our PE lessons such as: balance, roll, travel, stretch, curl, bend jump / sequence, movement, pass, catch/ dribble, kick, warm up, cool down.


The children will be encouraged to develop :

  • Control, coordination and mobility.
  • Skill and confidence in a range of physical activities
  • An awareness of physical capabilities of the body.
  • Co-operative and team building skills.

In planning the following is considered: progression and continuity, differentiation, warm up and cool down , self evaluation,

ICT is used to enhance pupils learning by using the digital camera , IWB and video camera for assessment and to evaluate their work and further develop their skills by observing and self evaluating their work.



  • assessed against the EYFS profile and I can statements at the end of the year on P.E. as well as end of year reports and parent consultations


  • assessed against the 9 point scale on the EYFS profile and the Early Learning goals.

KS1 :

  • assessed twice a year through ‘I can statements in P.E to show progression throughout the school. The children are regularly assessed in the three aspects of P.E ,Dance and Games which are:
  • Acquiring and developing skills
  • Selecting and applying skills
  • Evaluation.
  • A report at the end of the year and also during parental termly consultations.