Puttenham Church of England Infant School

Puttenham Church of England Infant School

Physical Education (PE)

At Puttenham, we aim to develop positive attitudes to all forms of physical activity to enable children to be the very best they can be. We aim to build on children’s natural enthusiasm for movement, using it to explore and learn about their own physical capability. Through physical education, children will learn to play and work independently, co-operatively and competitively in pairs and in small groups.  Using our school value of wisdom, the children will be learning by watching, listening and experimenting with movement and ideas, they develop skills in movement and co-ordination and enjoy expressing and testing themselves in a variety of situations. We encourage all children to participate in a healthy and active lifestyle.



We aim for children to:

  • foster enjoyment and a positive attitude to physical activity;
  • acquire, develop and apply skills, performing with increasing physical competence and confidence, in a range of activities;
  • to contribute to children’s social and emotional development. To promote self-confidence and self-esteem, developing qualities such as commitment, fairness, tolerance and a concern for others as well as individual success;
  • develop the appropriate vocabulary and use this to confidently communicate thoughts and ideas about their own and others’ work;
  • understand the importance of working safely and of being dressed appropriately;
  • make informed decisions about the importance of exercise in their lives and develop a healthy attitude towards eating habits.