Iver Heath

Nurturing happy, healthy, confident learners in a safe, rich learning environment

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  • 'Words cannot express how grateful my husband and I are to all the staff for the hours of dedication and support that you have given our son throughout his time at the school!' (Parent)
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  • 'Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all' Aristotle
  • 'It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression' Albert Einstein
  • 'Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire' WB Yeats
  • 'Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world' Nelson Mandela

Physical Education

Through physical activities we aim to develop the children’s physique, their strength and stamina, together with their motor and co-ordination skills. We aim to encourage them to work co-operatively and with creativity as they build their skills.


Our PE curriculum is based around a scheme called Real PE. The learning in this scheme supports the development of the fundamental skills that are required in order to be active and to enjoy physical activity eg: coordination, balance and agility. Each programme is also designed around a learning focus or ‘cog’. There are 6 different ‘cogs’ that are highlighted during the year. These are:





Health and Fitness


In designing our curriculum this way we aim to ensure the children not only build the skills required to take part in sports and games but also that they enjoy being physically active and so create lifelong learning habits.


Please click here to read 'Jasmine's Journey' which explains our Active school ethos further.


 In the Early Years the classes all have one session of PE in the school hall every week as well as their daily outdoor curriculum provision.

In Key Stage One the classes all have two sessions of PE a week and these generally take place in the school hall but may be on the playground if weather permits.

In the Summer term each year we hold Sports Days for Year 2 and a whole School Sports Event on the Junior School field.


Article 29: you have the right to a good quality education.

Article 29: your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities. It should also help you to learn to live peacefully, protect the environment and respect other people.

Article 24: you have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment and information to help you stay well.

Article 13: you have the right to find out things and share what you think with others, by talking, drawing, writing or any other way unless it harms or offends other people.

Article 12: you have the right to give your opinion and for adults to listen and take it seriously.

 We believe that physical activity creates a self-reinforcing cycle of benefits. Active children’s brains work better, giving them improved capacity to learn. At the same time, better attitudes about school and improvements in their psychosocial health create a more conducive mind-set for learning. The net result is improved academic performance as well as improved enjoyment.


 All children develop the key abilities across the curriculum using the Create Development approach:

  • Personal: trying new things, keep on trying
  • Social: working cooperatively
  • Cognitive: following and understanding rules and instructions, developing tactics.
  • Creative: exploring movements, linking movements together
  • Physical: performing a range of skills, sequence of movements a
  • Health and fitness skills: awareness of the importance of good health and the impact it has on your body.

 All children develop fundamental movement skills (agility, balance and coordination) and can apply these skills in a range of increasingly challenging activities and games.

 Striving to achieve giving all children the knowledge and cultural capital through curricular, extra-curricular activities and family engagement strategies.

 All children will have the opportunity to access safe and challenging healthy competition against themselves and against others.

 All children will have the opportunity to experience a range of sports and physical activities.

 We encourage children to be physically active for at least 30 minutes in school every day, as recommended by the Chief Medical Officer.

 Encourage and equip parents to support children to develop healthy habits that will benefit them throughout their lives: creating positive relationships with physical activity for life.