Physical Education


What is Physical Education?

Physical Education is the planned, progressive learning that takes place in school curriculum timetabled time and which is delivered to all pupils. This involves both ‘learning to move’ (i.e. becoming more physically competent) and ‘moving to learn’ (e.g. learning through movement, a range of skills and understandings beyond physical activity, such as co-operating with others). The context for the learning is physical activity, with children experiencing a broad range of activities, including sport and dance.

Our Physical Education Policy

At North Featherstone Junior and Infants School we place great importance on a curriculum which develops the whole child, inspiring them to achieve their potential in their own unique way. We recognise the value of Physical Education (P.E) and through our four core values, we foster an environment where the emotional, physical, academic, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of each child is considered. We fully adhere to the aims of the National Curriculum for Physical Education as our curriculum is mapped to ensure that all pupils:

·        develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities;

·        are physically active for sustained periods of time;

·        engage in competitive sports and activities;

·        lead healthy, active lives 

Our Physical Education Curriuculm

Early Years

At North Featherstone Junior and Infants School, we recognise the importance of Physical development in the Early Years Foundation Stage as a key area of learning. There are two strands under Physical Development; Moving and Handling and Health and Self-care.

·        Moving and Handling: Children learn to develop good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.

·        Health and self-care: Children learn the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.


In P.E in the Early Years and Foundation Stage, we believe that young children learn through using all their senses through being active and interactive. Physical Development is one of 6 areas in the Foundation Stage Curriculum. Activities provide children with opportunities to achieve nine early learning goals. Activities are planned specifically to ensure a safe, well-resourced environment, which helps them to build on and develop their confidence and independence.

Key Stage One

In P.E in Key Stage 1, children continue to build on their early experiences and move into paired and group activities. They begin to play simple games, explore and link actions, improve coordination and response to stimuli. Showing a greater awareness of others, they begin to develop their own ideas and creativity. Children improve their use of apparatus and equipment and continue to improve gross motor skills and hand-eye coordination. Refining their skills in throwing, catching and kicking balls, pupils work cooperatively which includes developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. Children continue to develop coordination, balance and achieve greater control over their movements. They develop their visual and auditory awareness and begin to express themselves through movement and communicate ideas and feelings about their performance.

Key Stage Two

In P.E in Key Stage 2, Children build on their previous experiences through a broader P.E curriculum. They learn specific skills and refine and improve existing ones. Children learn and demonstrate the importance of teamwork in pairs and small groups, and are taught common skills and principles for playing games with increasing complexity. Opportunities will be given to be creative in developing their own rules as well as learning the conventions of traditional games. Competitive experiences will then be incorporated to develop greater awareness over the importance of their efforts as well as winning. They are to apply a range of basic principles suitable for attacking and defending where appropriate. Children begin to sequence movements with greater complexity, and develop poise and control over their actions, including equipment and apparatus. Responding creatively to stimuli and improve compositional work, performance and content.

Whole School Progression Map-Cycle A

P.E Whole School Long term plan overview Cycle A.docx .docx

Whole School Progression Map-Cycle B

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Whole School Progression of Knowledge

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Autumn 1- Dance

Children in UKS2 are learning to use a range of different movement to form sequences within groups to the story of Theseasus and the Minotur.


Our School PE Kit Expectations

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Children are expected to wear the school PE kit in order to ensure safe participation during sessions. As a school, we will work together to track and monitor the consistency of this within our school. Children who achieve a 100% PE kit record for the academic year will be rewarded with an invite to a sporting event at the end of the year in school, which will be organised by the PE leader.


Indoor sessions:

·        Shorts – Black

·        School t-shirt – burgundy with house badge that is allocated to them (check with class teacher)

·        Pumps or bare feet in P.E hall


Outdoor sessions:

·        School t-shirt or sweaters (winter)

·        Shorts (Black or Navy blue) or tracksuit bottoms (winter)

·        Trainers or football boots (no studs/blades)



Our Physical Activity Policy

At North Featherstone Junior and Infant School, our aim is to provide a holistic and well-rounded education that places a strong emphasis on physical activity as an essential component of our curriculum. We believe that physical activity contributes significantly to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our students. Our aim is to provide a holistic and well-rounded education that places a strong emphasis on physical activity as an essential component of our curriculum. We believe that physical activity contributes significantly to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of our students. 

NFJI Physical Activity Policy 2023.docx .docx

Our Swimming Policy

At North Featherstone Junior and Infant School, we aim to enable all our pupils to become competent, confident swimmers. We recognise that swimming is not just good for children’s health; it is an essential skill that could ultimately save their lives. Drowning is the third most common cause of accidental death in children, therefore at we believe it is crucial that every child is provided with the opportunity to learn to swim and gain core knowledge regarding water safety. Consequently, we ensure that children are given the opportunity to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum for Physical Education related to swimming.

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Featherstone Rovers Partnership

At North Featherstone Junior and Infant School, we are extremely lucky to have a great partnership with our local Rugby League club Featherstone Rovers. Stay tuned for the start of our inter-school competitons!

Betfred Chamionship Women and Men's League Leaders!

We recently had the opportunity to celebrate the clubs incredible achievement of winning both the men and women's league leaders' trophy! A huge well done from all of us at North Featherstone Junior and Infants School!