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Foundation stage
The Foundation Stage curriculum places high importance on the development of children’s physical skills. The Foundation stage profile has divided Physical Development into two areas: ‘Moving and Handling’ and ‘Health and Self Care’.

It is stated that;

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive, and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.’

As a school we strive to support this development by our excellent outdoor provision in Foundation Stage and the development of children’s Fine motor skills.
Key Stage 1
The National curriculum was revised in 2013 Field End Infants has embraced the changes made; ensuring the full programme of study is delivered to a high standard.

The national curriculum for physical education aims 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


Further information can be found at the bottom of the page in the National Curriculum KS1 and KS2 document.

At Field End, we use the ‘Real PE’ schemes of work for Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, to ensure that our lessons are engaging, motivating and challenging. Information about ‘Real PE’ can be found at

In addition to our ‘Real PE’ schemes of work, we develop children’s Gymnastic skills with support from our Professional Gymnastics coach. Our staff and coach work together to deliver challenging, diverse and exciting gymnastic opportunities. Each class in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 take part in these sessions for one half term each year.