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Mr Farooq: PE Coordinator


“A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.” - The National Curriculum

At Phoenix we value the importance of PE and understand the positive impact exercise and activity has on children's health and well being.  We teach fun, engaging and energetic sessions on a weekly basis.  These sessions are carefully planned to develop the children's skills, building on the learning from the previous year.

Intent Phoenix Infant and Nursery School recognises the value of Physical Education (PE) and fully adheres to the aims of the National Curriculum to ensure that all children:

  • Have positive attitudes towards physical activity
  • Engage in a broad range of sports and activities
  • Develop competence to excel in physical activities
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Lead healthy, active lives



At Phoenix Infant and Nursery School, PE is taught as an area of learning in its own right as well as integrated where possible with other curriculum areas. We teach lessons so that children:

  • Have fun and experience success in sport
  • Have the opportunity to participate in PE at their own level of development
  • Secure and build on a range of skills
  • Develop good sporting attitudes with an understanding of fair play through cooperation, collaboration and competition
  • Understand basic rules
  • Experience positive competition
  • Learn in a safe inclusive environment
  • Have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving our school as physically active
  • Have equal opportunities to achieve their full potential, through curricular and extra-curricular activities



PE is taught as a basis for lifelong learning, where the children have access to a range of sports and activities in the belief that this exposure will encourage them to have a physically active life. Our PE curriculum inspires all children to succeed in sport and physical activities. We provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Furthermore, we know that physical activity builds character, helps to embed values such as fairness and respect and is proven to enhance behaviour, focus, attention, spatial awareness and motor skills.



Spring Term 

Class 6 working on our football ⚽️ skills. Dribbling, trapping the ball to gain control and shooting into a goal 🥅

F2 have been working hard on jumping and moving on apparatus in a variety of safe ways.

Year 2 class 6 football ⚽️ skills dribbling, changing direction, using both feet and stopping the ball.

Year 2 class 6 first footballing lesson this week using a beanbag to work on skills we will need later this term.

Autumn 23

Foundation have enjoyed doing an 'Active Advent' this December. We have danced to lots of different Christmas songs and have had so much fun doing it!

Year 1 Class 4 Fundamental Skills and dance

Year 2 practising basketball skills: throwing and catching.