Lons Infant School

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Welcome to Lons Infant School!



To ensure all pupils:

  • acquire and develop useful skills that provide an ability to remember, repeat and refine actions they can perform with increasing control, coordination and fluency
  •  develop competence in a broad range of physical activities
  •  are physically active for sustained periods of time
  •  engage in competitive sports and activities.- both at school and intra-school level
  •  able to lead healthy, active lives- mind and body
  • have opportunities to explore alternative sports such as orienteering, archery and Tai Chi.



Throughout our school, we are supported with our Physical Education implementation through our partnership with Amber Valley School Sports Partnership and weekly lessons are led by qualified sports coaches. Our children develop in key areas whilst remaining active and enjoying fitness. We cover a range of different units within our lessons, all-encompassing the aims from Development Matters and The National Curriculum.


During the Early Years, we focus on ensuring that our children are enjoying PE and Sport and getting a good start to the knowledge and skills, laying the foundations for future learning. We want the children to have a love for PE and for this to carry on throughout their school life and further. The children always have access to an outdoor space, ensuring that they are using both their fine motor and gross motor skills during the day. The children are given a range of equipment to use during the day to develop their fitness and gross motor skills. The children are provided with activities which provide them with opportunities to use their fine motor skills on a daily basis.


In KS1, children are explicitly taught 2 PE lessons. One with their sports coach, following the AVSSP scheme, the other with a professional and qualified Tai Chi coach. This enables our children to develop a range of different fundamental and mindfulness skills, that are taught by different coaches. The class teachers support the coaches within the lessons to develop their own professional development in the teaching of Physical Education. During these lessons, the children will be taught: dance, gymnastics, attacking, defending, OAA, and skills that lead up to a competitive game. Each year, we hold a sports day and take part in a number of inter-school competitions. This gives the children chance to link with other children; giving them something to strive towards when it comes to different fitness and sports related tasks. We also hold a weekly lunchtime and after school sports club which enables children to embed and focus on skills taught within lessons. We link with local sports clubs to provide children with 'taster' sessions to widen sporting opportunities available to the children such as cricket and bikeability.


Children with SEND are supported to join in with PE at a level that is appropriate to their need. School staff are supported by a SEND specialist coach from AVSSP who comes into school and works alongside support staff to ensure all children are fulfil their full potential. Staff may highlight children who are finding gross and fine motor skills difficult and these children will be supported with this area of learning with weekly Physical Literacy sessions led by our sports coach.




The impact of the PE curriculum at Lons Infant School can be seen through:

  • Our children learning to take responsibility for their own health and fitness and many also all children enjoying the success of competitive sports in inter and intra school competitions.
  • Our children being inspired to have a love of sport and to grow up to have happy and healthy lives; utilising the skills and knowledge they have acquired through PE both through conventional and alternative sports taught.
  • Our children showing a willingness and ability to try new sports and activities, push themselves and persevere in light of new challenges.


The subject will be regularly monitored, reviewed and evaluated by the subject lead. This ensures that all of the needs of the children are being met within Physical Education.