St Stephen's Infant School

St Stephen's Infant School

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St Stephen's Infant School

  1. Learning
  2. Curriculum
  3. PE


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.


PE at St. Stephen's Infant School

Premier League Trophy Tour

Monday September 5th 2022

We had a 'Premier League' surprise for the Y1 and Y2 children first thing this morning.
SSIS is part of the Bristol Rovers Community Trust partnership and Nick (a Community Coach) leads weekly PE sessions here for the children. Nick had liaised with Mr Ruck over the summer to arrange for the Premier League trophy to come to SSIS.
The trophy is on a tour of the country to celebrate 30 years of the Premier League. It is the actual trophy that has been in place since 1992.
In today’s assembly Mr Ruck welcomed the Y1 and Y2 children back to school and Nick then explained the Premier League values:
Being Fair, Being Ambitious, Being Connected and Being Inspired.
John from the Premier League Team shared some facts about the trophy and we finished with the children having a photo next to the trophy.
What an exciting start to the school year.
Many thanks to Nick and the Premier League Team for making this happen.
Sports Morning - 15th July 2022
Well done to all the children for taking part in today’s Sports Morning.
The children completed the activities and races with great skill and determination.
Congratulations to Yellow Class, Zog class and Leo Class who won their respective year group competitions.
Thank you to:
- Ms Rice (PE Leader) for organising Sports Morning
- the teaching staff for preparing the children and helping them to succeed today
- our Lunchtime team for scoring, taking photos and helping the children
- Mr Bull for helping set up
- the Friends for organising refreshments and purchasing the gazebos, new PA system and ice lollies for the whole school!
- last but not least, parents/carers for coming along to support the children!

Reception photos

Y1 photos.

Y2 photos.

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!

Y2 Inter School Footie Tournament 

6th July 2022

Today we welcomed Y2 footballers from Parkwall Primary, The Park Primary, King's Forest and Staple Hill schools.

The children took part in a round robin 7 a side tournament.

It was a great afternoon and the children were fantastic ambassadors for their schools. The matches were exciting and action-packed.

After the matches Mr Ruck led a presentation ceremony  and all the children received medals courtesy of Bristol Rovers FC.

The winning team was from Parkwall Primary.

Thank you to everyone for taking part and we look forward to another competition next year!

Thank you to Tim Mitchell (Zac's dad-Pegasus Class) for coaching

St Stephen's Rovers FC over the last couple of months. Tim has committed a lot of his time to the sessions and the children have thoroughly enjoyed training and the tournament.