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PE in Action

PE at Brookland Infant and Nursery School is taught to inspire children to develop a lifelong interest in physical activity to ensure that they continue to make healthy choices and an active life in the future. Children will develop fundamental movement skills including agility, balance and co-ordination through discretely taught PE lessons each week, as well as taking part in swimming lessons for a term in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. We ask for a voluntary parental contribution of £50 to cover the cost of the swimming pool and swimming instructor.


At Brookland Infant and Nursery School we ensure that all staff are equipped with the skills to teach PE effectively and confidently in order to provide the children with necessary knowledge and skills.


We ensure that a wide range of children are given the opportunity to participate in local events which gives them an opportunity to build on their cultural capital, such as the Barnet Bar No One Festival and Barnet Dance Festival.


To further enrich our PE curriculum, we provide a variety of sporting after school clubs which are led by external companies. We ensure that these are accessible to all children.


At Brookland and Infant School we recognise the importance of regular participation in PE as it is critical to children’s physical, emotional and mental well-being as it instils self-discipline, resilience, promotes self-confidence and reduces stress levels.


The National Curriculum for Physical Education aims to ensure that all pupils:

· develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

· are physically active for sustained periods of time

· engage in competitive sports and activities

· lead healthy, active lives.