Physical Education (PE)


Durrington All Saints Infant School believes that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Durrington All Saints Infant School, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines that PE promotes.


We use a variety of teaching and learning styles in PE lessons. Our principal aim is to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding and we do this through a mixture of whole-class teaching and individual/group activities. Teachers draw attention to good examples of individual performance as models for the other children and we encourage the children to evaluate their own work as well as the work of the other children. Within lessons we give the children the opportunity to collaborate with each other, and they have the chance to use a wide range of resources.

At Durrington All Saints Infant School teachers recognise that all classes have widely differing PE abilities.  Suitable learning opportunities are provided for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability and experience of the child.  Classroom assistants are used to support the work of individual children and groups of children.

  • PE at Durrington All Saints Infant School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; dance, gymnastics, games, athletics, swimming and outdoor adventure activities.
  • Teacher use, and adapt, planning and resources from GetSet4PE to ensure lessons across years show progression.
  • The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
  • Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, each lasting one hour. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Lunch time sporting activities are available each day and the children can attend after school clubs offered every day of the week.
  • Children participate in local sporting festivals each year to compete against other schools. Each year group attends a festival at least once a year, often trying a new sport. For example, orienteering, badminton and fundamentals.
  • Children in Year 2 swim once a week in the Summer term
  • All children partake in a daily ‘wake and shake’ session, ranging from dance, yoga and the daily mile.


We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. Our pupils are physically active and this has positive implications on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise. All pupils understand the values and importance of fair play and being a good sportsperson.  We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will grow up to live happy and healthy lives, utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.


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PE Policy 01st Sep 2023 Download
PE Knowledge, Skills and Vocabulary Progression 21st Nov 2023 Download
PE Overview 27th Nov 2023 Download