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Phoenix Infant Academy

Physical education and sport



By using our research-based PE scheme (REAL PE), children shine through a range of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities. PE lessons will be fully inclusive, enabling all pupils to develop competence to progress in a broad range of physical activities. Children enjoy and have fun during our PE sessions and in turn, this promotes a lifelong love for physical activity and Sport.

We aim to inspire all children and for each child to fulfil their potential. We want the children’s experience of PE to be positive and motivating. PE enables pupils to become physically confident. This supports their health, wellbeing and fitness and provides the foundations for lifelong activity. We want them to succeed and excel in competitive sport and physical activities. We offer all children chances to compete in sport and other activities. This helps them build character and learn values such as fairness and respect.


PIA use REAL PE as part of our PE curriculum; we ensure that all of our lessons are focused on being inclusive, challenging and supportive for every child. We focus on the importance of developing fundamental movement skills (such as agility, balance and coordination) and applying these skills to games or activities.

In KS1, our weekly PE lessons are planned to take into account the STEP Framework.


  • Motivate pupils to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun.
  • Pupils’ fundamental movement skills will continue to improve with more confident and physically skilled pupils overall.
  • The profile and expectations of PE and school sport will continue to be high.
  • Pupils at Phoenix Infant Academy will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.

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Outside of lessons, Phoenix Infants ensures its strong culture of sport, fitness and competition continues. We actively participate in all activities made available through the Slough School Sports Partnership so that our children can experience a range of traditional and unusual physical activities. This academic year we have already worked with SSSP at the cricket, dance and Circus Skills sessions. We know these impact on our children positively. due to feedback we receive:

"It was amazing. I can't believe I reached so high on the bars and balancing in the cocoon felt all cosy and fun."

                                                                         (Feedback from a Year 2 child who attended the Circus Skills)

“Absolutely spectacular, very impressive and enjoyable. Very well choreographed and put together. Every dance act was amazing. Better than I expected.”

                                                                        (Parent feedback from the Dance Festival)


Our Environment

We have invested heavily in our outdoor provision installing 2 new playgrounds; 1 in both our playgrounds. 


Daily Mile

The Daily Mile is a fully-inclusive, simple initiative which improves the physicalThe Daily Mile and emotional wellbeing of children.  Each class completes this on a daily basis. 


Sports' Day

Held every summer, this is a hugely anticipated event enjoyed by our entire community. Organised as a carousel of both classical and innovative activities, the children - and staff! - are never standing still!



Thanks to Dan The Skipping Man, all children at Phoenix are provided with the skills to skip.  We gift them a skipping rope, and they use these during break and lunch times to practise their technique and have fun!


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Our children love the opportunity to regularly compete with other schools in Berkshire, just like here during a fencing festival!



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As well as Active Registers and Active Questions as part of our Active Movement journey, we are strong advocates for the benefits of physicality and the links to mental wellness, and discuss these with the children regularly.



Our curriculum documents can be viewed below.

For further information, please contact P.E. Lead, Mr C Pell, on 01753 521888 or