The importance of physical education throughout life cannot be underestimated. At Indian Queens School we strive to give pupils opportunities and skills to allow them to become passionate about exercise and sport.
Physical Education (PE) contributes to the overall education of all children by helping them to lead full and valuable lives through engaging in purposeful and high-quality activity. It promotes active and healthy lifestyles, physical skills, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. PE enables children to learn confidence, perseverance, team spirit, positive competitiveness and organisation. Children engage in a programme of PE that encourages fitness, improves their strength and teaches them the rules of games. PE is an integral part of school practices allowing all children in the school to gain a sense of achievement and develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others.
Schools receive PE and sport premium funding based on pupil numbers. This funding is used to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport we offer. We use the premium to:
* Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that we already offer;
* Build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
(If you wish to see further details about our Sports Premium spending, you can find the full document in the statutory information tab).
There are 5 key indicators that we should expect to see improvement across:
*the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school;
*The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement;
* Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport;
*Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils;
* Increased participation in competitive sport.
Useful websites for Pupils and Parents/Carers
In Reception, PE is incorporated within the 'Physical Development' area of learning. At Indian Queens School, children have PE sessions where they are taught fundamental physical skills. Children have many opportunities to develop their small and large motor skills through their play and adult directed activities. Within this area of learning, children are taught about keeping healthy including; the importance of physical exercise, personal hygiene including teeth brushing, safety, having a good sleep and managing their own routines. Children enjoy 'Funky Finger' activities that are built into activities that children engage with during the day. These activities are designed to support children's fine motor control and development.
"I like dancing and doing yoga in the classroom." Reception, age 5.
"My heart beats fast when I am working hard and exercising." Reception, age 5.
PE curriculum maps from Reception to Year 6
The Daily Mile's 10th Birthday
The Daily Mile's 10th Birthday- Thursday 28th April 2022
As a school we take part in the Daily Mile at least 3 times a week, this is 15 minutes of jogging or running.
The children know that physical activity helps the brain to learn, and the fresh air and movement makes us all feel better.
'I get to run and laugh with my friends' - Toby Year 1
'It's good for my body and my brain' - Harrison Year 1
The children run to celebrate all the positive benefits that physical activity has on children's health.
For more information about how important exercise is for physical and mental health, please visit