St Stephen's Infant School

Striving, Supporting, Inspiring, Succeeding

Lansdown Road, Bristol, Avon, BS15 1XD

01454 866470

School Day: 8.45am-3.10pm– all year groups


Big Picture - Talk like a sportsperson/athlete/gymnast/dancer (PE)

When we are physical we are developing our motor skills and learning what our bodies can do. It’s great for wellbeing and developing self-esteem and confidence. It can be a social event; working by yourself or together in a team. By listening and following the feedback from your classteacher/coach you can get better at practising and linking skills. Through competition and celebration you will learn to win/lose and be a great sportsperson.


At St Stephen’s Infant School, we understand the importance of Physical Education (PE), exercise and well-being. We aim for all children to access high-quality PE provision each week to promote healthy bodies and healthy minds.

At SSIS we recognise the impact of Active 30:30, which recommends that all children should engage in 60 minutes of physical activity every day, 30 of which should be in school. Our school grounds provide children with enough space to choose how to be physically active. The children can independently choose to use the daily mile running track, short burst activity stations, basketball area, football zone, climbing wall and the trim trail, which includes different level climbing apparatus.

At SSIS we believe in the importance of providing a wide variety of different activities. We offer a range of after-school clubs throughout the year including football, gymnastics and Zumba.



All children receive 2 hours of PE per week, following the Get Set 4 PE scheme of work. In the EYFS, children develop their movement skills through exploring spatial awareness, balance and co-ordination. As children move into KS1 they will continue to develop these core skills by implementing them through mini competitive games. We also have specialised coaches from Premier League by Bristol Rovers Football Club, who lead multi skills sessions for all year groups throughout the year.


Please follow this link to view our updated 2021-2022 action plan.

PE at St. Stephen's Infant School

Reception Festival


A huge well done to Toby, Matilda, Archie B, Nettie, Ashley Jude, Isaac and Jack who represented SSIS in the CSET Reception Festival.

The children did a fantastic job and tried their best in all of the sports activities including: egg and spoon, hurdles and throwing and aiming. Miss Rice and Miss smith are so proud of how sensible the children were and really showed a great sense of teamwork!