Physical Education

Physical Education and sport are highly regarded at Herne Bay Infant School and Seashell Nursery. We value the importance of participating in physical activity as well as eating healthily to maintain a healthy lifestyle. As such, as well as 2 weekly sessions of P.E, all children take part in daily aerobic activity.

Skills such as agility, balance and coordination are built upon in different activities. The way that dance, gymnastics and team games have been planned across the year can be seen on the main curriculum page.

As well as daily activity and weekly P.E sessions, children have the opportunity to compete against themselves and others during our Sports Days.

Preparing children for their next stage in life is incredibly important for us. Because our school is in a coastal town, where many children live close to the beach, we feel strongly that Beach Safety and swimming should be taught. Therefore Year 2 children have 10 sessions of swimming each year, delivered by swimming instructors at a reduced cost to families.

Key stage 1 Curriculum:

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 engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

  • 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
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.