Clowne Infant & Nursery School

‘We take our children on a journey of discovery, giving them aspirations and engaging them in lifelong learning’



PE at Clowne Infant and Nursery School

Intent: What are we trying to achieve?
•    We develop children’s physical literacy through six over-arching strands (multi-abilities): Physical, Social, Personal, Cognitive, Creative and Health & Wellbeing.
•    We provide every child with the opportunity to experience high quality PE and wide ranging variety of sports that will promote further participation in sport and activity.
•    We ensure our children have access to a high quality PE curriculum that is challenging, enjoyable and varied.
•    We provide our children with a variety of active opportunities that will allow children to make informed choices about active lifestyles.
•    Within this structure, children will developing personally, developing resilience, confidence and independence and discovering how to lead health active lifestyles, both physically and mentally.
•    We also intend to shift responsibility of learning through highly developed learning nutrients, shifting the balance from teacher dependency to habitually independent learners.


Implementation: How will we achieve this?
Real PE: Through Real PE we provide lessons that are fully aligned to the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique approach to teaching and learning in PE.
The Jasmine Active Portal: The online portal provides an extensive range of teacher and pupil tools such as tactics for games, development steps/targets and video demonstrations provided by children of the appropriate age which motivate and inspire the children.
The Multi-abilities:  The six Multi-Abilities (Cognitive, Personal, Physical, Health & Wellbeing, Social, Creative) are designed to develop the whole child, focusing on every element and benefit of physical activity and promote success for every child, regardless of existing abilities.
FUNS Stations: FUN stations are opportunities built into each lesson that develop children’s fundamental skills (reactions, ball control etc). FUN stations become progressively more difficult, encouraging challenge whilst promoting perseverance and determination. FUNS also give children control over their progression support the development of independent learners.
Linking of Skills: Our high-quality PE lessons provide a varied, differentiated approach allowing all children to perform skills in unusual sports. This breaks down preconceptions and allows children to make links to more popular sports where these skills may be transferred too and where they may seek out further opportunities.
Self-assessment/review: With a clear success criteria, children are able to assess and review their own learning and progress and use processes such as a traffic light systems to represent this. This provides a clear picture and allows children to take control of their own progress by recognising what they can do to improve/take the next step.
Feedback: Feedback can be provided in lessons by teachers or often by peers also. Feedback opportunities allows peers/teachers to analyse and provide recommended steps for improvements. We will also utilise technology where possible to analyse performance.


Impact: What difference will this make?
We equip children with the fundamental skills required in order to take part in a range of sporting games or physical exercise. We firmly believe that we can provide all children with the exposure to an activity that engages them, intrigues them and encourages them to take part in lifelong physical activity. We use modular assessments to inform us of progress and complete impact measures at the end of the year to constantly assess the impact of our PE curriculum. Each lesson will develop children’s fundamental skills as well as shifting the balance to children becoming independent learners who review their own performance and take control over their progress. Our independent learners will transfer these behaviours and demonstrate their independence in the wider curriculum too.


At Clowne Infant and Nursery School, P.E is an integral part of our curriculum and school life. We encourage and promote physical activity throughout our everyday school life. We do this by doing:- 

- High quality PE lessons

- Daily 'Wake and Shake' sessions 

-  Our 'daily mile' run

- Play leaders providing physical activities during lunchtimes

- More active curriculum lesson.

- Yoga sessions


Curriculum Links

Early Years

The most relevant early years outcomes for PE are taken from the following areas of learning: Physical Development. Teachers use these objectives to meet PE requirements throughout Nursery and Reception. Please see document below. 

Key Stage One

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught to:

- master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities

- participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

- perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Take a look at our children taking part in a range of physical activities and PE lessons

Keeping Active 

Throughout the school day we like to keep active by doing 'wake and shake', active lessons, our daily run and dough disco.


In addition to our PE lessons, the children also take part in weekly yoga lessons. Each year group, take it in turn on a termly rota to take part in the yoga sessions. The children love to learn all the new yoga poses.

PE fun in Foundation Stage


Boslover Sports Partnership currently come into school every term to work with the children in FS2. They do a range of sessions with them, including Balanceability, active storytelling sessions and a play festival where the children take part in different competitive games. The children have great fun learning and practising lots of different skills.

Working with Bolsover School Sports Partnership

Bolsover School Sport Partnership come into school throughout the school year and set up different activities and festivals for the Year One and Year Two children to complete. The aim of the different activities and festivals are for the children to work on their team building skills and basic fundamental skills. The children had great fun and worked well together completing the different challenges and games. 

Team building challenges

Mini Infant Agility 

Jungle breakout challenge 


The aim of the different challenges are for the children to work as a team to complete them. They have to complete activities such as following a trail blindfolded, cross a river, complete a agility course to collect different food and to fill containers with water.  All the children worked well together and had great fun!  Check out the photos below. 


Derbyshire Cricket Foundation 

Derbyshire Cricket Foundation have been coming into school to work with the Year One pupils to teach them different skills they can use when playing cricket through different activities and games. 

Sports Day

We had great fun doing sports day this year. We competed against other children in our year group doing different races. We did races such as running race, egg and spoon race and a sack race.

Sponsored 'Scootathon'

To help some raise money, the whole school took part in a sponsored ‘scootathon’. The children brought in their scooters to school and they had to see how many times they could go round the playground. Children from Nursery through to Year 2 took part.  They had lots of fun and raised lots of money for our school and Sheffield Children's Hospital.