Active school day ideas

Ideas to encourage physical activity at different times throughout the school day


  • EYFS
  • KS1
  • KS2


  • Mathematics
  • English
  • PE
  • PSHE

What's this for?

Use these flexible, Disney inspired games and activity ideas to encourage activity throughout the school day, even outside of typically active times.

They are designed to be delivered by supervisors, teaching assistants or older pupils, as well as teachers.

The activities are perfect for use during line-up, at breakfast or after-school clubs, during playtime or wet break, or for in-class or end-of-term activity. You could even get families involved during drop-off or pick-up.

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Supports the PE, PSHE, English and maths curricula for early years foundation stage, key stage 1 and key stage 2.

Early years foundation stage

Physical development

  • children know the importance of physical exercise for good health
  • children move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space
  • children handle equipment and tools effectively
  • children show good control and coordination in large and small movements

Personal, social and emotional development

  • children play co-operatively, taking turns with others




  • master basic movements, including running and jumping
  • develop balance, agility and coordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities


  • spelling quickly and accurately


  • describe and measure length and time


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