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St Nicolas' Church of England Infant School

Living life in all its fullness

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St Nicolas' Church of England Infant School

Living life in all its fullness



Intent - Our Vision

We want our children to:

  • Be physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.
  • Take part in sport and other activities.
  • Understand how values such as fairness and respect are embedded in P.E. activities.
  • Value the importance of physical well-being and the link to mental health and well-being. 
  • Achieve their personal best rather than competition against others.
  • Take part in team work through our value of unity.
  • Use the reflective learning tool for children to analyse and narrate their successes and struggles.
  • Develop simple skills for fuelling their future leaning.
  • Have an attitude of "Can I win? Will I win? Will I take part anyway?"


    Implementation - How we will deliver this to achieve our goal

    • Cross curricular: literacy links, music and movement.
    • Forest School and Outdoor Learning.
    • Brain Breaks.
    • Continuous provision encourages physical activity eg activities based in sensory circuits on weekly Challenge Charts.
    • Specialist teacher employed weekly to teach dance.
    • Annual events: Healthy Hearts Sponsored run, Sports day.
    • After school activities have a big focus on physical activity (Dodgeball, Football, Multi-sports, Boogie Pumps).
    • Eco-therapy sessions are run weekly outdoors 1:1.
    • Playground resources include climbing wall and sport activities led by Lunchtime Learning Leaders.
    • Reception outdoor area resources include plentiful gross motor activities having been refurbished 2020.
    • Cross referencing to Fundamental Movement Skills to ensure coverage and progression eg dribbling, passing, retrieving, scoring.


    Impact - How we know our vision has come to fruition

    Our children are ready for the next stage of their educational journey, leaving us:

    • With a desire to show their best and experience progress and success.
    • Having the confidence to try new things and step outside comfort zone.
    • With the opportunities to work as a team, recognise the importance of healthy living and with effective fine and gross motor control.