Physical Education

Our Physical Education subject leader is Mrs Felicity Cook.

At Baddow Hall Infant School our vision is for every child to make the best possible progress.

Intent for our PE curriculum:

At Baddow Hall Infant School we aim for the children leaving our school to have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

We support children with building their resilience by exploring and trialling different movements and skills and encouraging them to develop their reflection and opinions. This is also developed through team work.

Children’s creativity is developed by allowing children to think about and experiment with their own movements, particularly in dance and gymnastics, including creating routines.

Curiosity is supported by exposing to a range of equipment, movements and also athletes to inspire their learning.

EYFS framework: Physical activity is vital in children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy and active lives. Gross motor skills provide the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well-being. Fine motor control and precision helps with hand-eye co-ordination, which is later linked to early literacy.

National curriculum guidance: A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.