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Physical Education (P.E.)

Physical Education (P.E.)

Did you know that you use the most amount of muscles in your face when you smile?

Did you know that the wet stuff on your forehead is called sweat?

How do you know if you have worked hard in your PE lesson?

To find out the answer to these questions and many more come and ask our year 2’s. They will tell you all you need to know on how to keep your body fit and healthy.

Have you ever wondered how to keep your balance? Ask a year 1 what to focus on, they will tell you to squeeze your muscles and use your arms.

Playing with your friends can be so much fun but you must listen to the rules. Nobody likes it when you cheat. Ask someone in Reception how to play fairly and take turns.

There are many ways to travel but the best by far is crawl, roll and turn on the gymnastic floor.

Who does not like a dance? It can make you feel so good. Come and watch a penguin waddle as Year R dance or experience the Great Fire of London as year 1 create a burning fire dance. You will have to be brave if you watch yr2 dance, as there will be many fire-breathing dragons moving around the hall. See the many shapes, twists and turns as our children take to the floor.


Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. It is also important to stay safe. We learn how to take care of our bodies and our minds at Cove Infant School.


PE at Cove Infant school aims to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity. Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best.

Our PE curriculum underpins the ABC’s of physical education – agility, balance and coordination which begins in the foundation stage.  We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to master the fundamental skills and positive mindset when they leave infant school and to be successful in transferring these fundamental movement skills into more specific sporting challenges and opportunities at junior school and beyond.


Our PE lessons embed lifelong cooperative skills needed; such as teamwork, communication and fair play. These skills will see you through for the rest of your life as you lead healthy, active, physical lifestyles. You’ll love it – jump up and get moving today!


Sports Day

The school holds an annual sports day when children work competitively in a variety of multi-skills activities. Across the year groups, four colour teams compete to win points. All children contribute and a trophy is awarded to the team with the most points.


Children learn to work collaboratively in team games and will strive to develop their own ‘personal bests’ at a range of activities, learning to persevere when things become difficult. Children will learn to enjoy participating in exercise which helps them to achieve a healthy lifestyle. PE will help to promote self-confidence and self-esteem. A love of sport will encourage children to participate in exercise outside of school as well

Extra Opportunities

We also join with other schools to take part in various events and activities. This gives our children the opportunity to visit different venues and also experience new activities.


Recently some of our yr1 and 2 children took part in a multiskills event at Aldershot Tennis Centre. 

Our staff have been trained in the Born2Ride initiative and we have our own set of balance bikes that all the children can use. Using balance bikes has many benefits, even for those children who can already ride with pedals. Core stability, flexibility, balance, spatial awareness and agility are just some of the key skills they are learning, whilst having emormous amounts of fun!