Physical education and sport

Home Quality of education Physical education and sport

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for children 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.

Key stage one

Our physical education curriculum covers a variety of physical activities, including:

  • games
  • gymnasitcs
  • dance
  • athletics
  • outdoor and adventurous activities

Throughout key stage one, pupils 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 develop their ability to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils are 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. They learn how to participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending and how to perform dances using simple movement patterns.

All pupils receive a weekly physical education lesson delivered by a specialist sports coach.

The Golden Mile

All pupils at Someries Infant School regularly participate in our Golden Mile initiative.

The Golden Mile is a safe, simple and measurable health and physical activity initiative accessible to all  pupils, regardless of age or ability.

The initiative reinforced the message from the Department of Health that children should engage in regular daily physical activity habits across the week, every week all year round.

The Golden Mile is an all year round initiative whereby pupils get involved by walking, jogging or running around our Golden Mile track within the safety of the school grounds.