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Physical Education (PE)

Physical Curriculum

At Farnborough Road Infant School we are sporting stars! We want all our children to love physical activity. We want them to have no limits to what their ambitions are and grow up wanting to be teachers, personal trainers, dancers, nutritionists, sports journalists or gold medal winners!

We want all children to be able to participate in a balanced and inclusive program that offers a wide range of physical activities; indoor and outdoor sports, which boosts confidence, encourages teamwork, good sportsmanship and promotes good mental health. Children will grow in physical ability, confidence and be motivated to adopt a healthy attitude towards life-long physical activity. 

Curriculum Intent

Our Physical curriculum promotes a positive attitude to exercise and skills, encouraging a desire to improve and live a healthy active lifestyle.

The FRIS Physical curriculum not only meets National Curriculum requirements but will provide memorable P.E. lessons that will develop their Physical capital and prepare them for the next stage in their education.

Our children have access to high quality extra curricular clubs eg. Football, Taekwondo, Gymnastics, Cheerleading and Archery. A variety of specialist coaches, such as yoga, dance, tennis and gymnastics, have enhanced our teachers' knowledge and understanding of a range physical activities through the use of our Sports Premium funding . Using our unique location in Birkdale we enhance our provision with links to Southport Rugby Club and a local tennis club.  Year 2 children step out of their comfort zone and participate in range of challenging physical activities at Rock and River Outward Bound Centre. Many of our children would never get the opportunity to try canoeing, rock climbing and den building at 7 years old. 


Curriculum Implementation

The Physical Education curriculum has carefully planned  learning opportunities which ensure each year group has a progression of skills, understanding and knowledge. 

Our PE curriculum offers an excellent, inclusive range of exciting sporting opportunities and physical activities. Our Early Years classes participate in music and movement sessions, refine their fine and gross motor skills in Motor Magic, Dough Disco, Sticky Kids and timetabled Gymnastic, Dance and Games lessons. Our newly developed outdoor spaces include the physical challenges of climbing and balancing. Key Stage 1 continue to hone their skills in all aspects of PE. Every opportunity is  taken to perform for an audience including our schools participation in the annual local dance festival held at the local theatre.

From Early Years to the end of Key Stage 1 we promote the basic skills of throwing, catching, running, jumping and encourage their application in a variety of sports and games.

Sports Premium funding further enhance our provision offering access to local competitive events, we are looking forward to events later this year. In previous years Year 1 and 2 girls won the World Cup organised to coincide  with the ladies World Cup in France. 

Our children love PE enjoying climbing to the top of the big frame in the school hall, playing football, learning to ride their bikes and improve their gymnastics skills.


Curriculum Impact

We strive for every child to achieve their full potential in all physical activities, develop a love of Physical Education, be ready for their next stage in learning and inspire aspirations for the future career paths.

At Farnborough Road Infant School, we are Sporting Stars!



Ambitious Vocabulary - Each year group has 6 ambitious words to learn and use in their topics

PE Vocabulary Caterpillars to Year 2 used in our teaching