Physical Activity Adventure Pack (PAAP)

This Scheme of Work has been carefully crafted by Brianne Pearson: BA (Hons) Early Primary Education teacher and Physical Education and Physical Activity specialist and Helen Battelley: MA Author, lecturer, researcher, and consultant in Early Childhood Physical Activity, Movement Play and PE. The scheme aligns with the EYFS Statutory Framework and Development Matters document (2021). Our Physical Activity Adventure Pack provides a full year of developmentally appropriate lesson plans aimed specifically for your Reception children.

Physical activity is vital to children’s all-round development, enabling them to pursue happy, healthy, and active lives. Through physical activity we can engage and support children to become more active and extend their learning potential using a movement programme.

physical activity adventure pack PAAP
  • Scheme of Work

  • Designed for Reception Children

  • Alignment with EYFS Framework

  • Emphasizes the Importance of Physical Activity

  • Core Skills Development

  • Agency and Autonomy

  • Underpins Fundamental Areas

  • Enhance Gross Motor Skills

The innovative games and activities included in this pack provide opportunities for physical development and play both indoors and outdoors and offer both an adult-directed and child-centred approach to learning. Opportunities for agency and autonomy are interwoven throughout the scheme to allow for intrinsic motivation and mastery.

This scheme supports children to develop their core strength, stability, balance, spatial awareness, coordination, and agility along with underpinning many other fundamental areas of learning and development in early childhood. Physical Development is a prime area of learning in the EYFS profile because it is essential to other areas of learning and learning processes. Gross motor skills provide the foundation for developing healthy bodies and social and emotional well-being.

Our comprehensive pack focuses on developing their gross motor skills through fun, engaging and physically active sessions.

PAAP pack

Meet the PAAP Team

Brianne Pearson PAAP Team

Brianne Pearson BA (Hons)

Teacher & Specialist in Early Years and Primary PESSPA, with a BA in Early Primary Education

Her delivery is engaging, with a focus on core skill acquisition & enjoyment.
Brianne is recognised for her knowledge & understanding of the importance of high-quality PE, physical activity and sport across the entire primary phase.

Helen Battelley PAAP Team

Helen Battelley MA

Internationally renowned consultant, trainer, author and speaker in Physical activity/movement in Early Education with an MA in Early Childhood Physical Activity and Movement Studies

Her training style is energetic, passionate and highly motivational.
Helen is respected globally for her valued contribution to raising the profile of early years physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviours.

Physical Activity Adventure Pack (PAAP)

We have ensured extensive coverage of the 8 statements specific to this within the Development Matters document:

  • Revise and refine the fundamental movement skills they have already acquired:
    rolling – crawling – walking – jumping – running – hopping – skipping – climbing.
  • Progress towards a more fluent style of moving, with developing control and grace.
  • Develop the overall body strength, coordination, balance, and agility needed to engage successfully with future PE sessions and other physical disciplines including dance, gymnastics, sport, and swimming.

  • Combine different movements with ease and fluency.

  • Confidently and safely use a range of large and small apparatus indoors and outside, alone and in a group.

  • Develop overall body-strength, balance, coordination, and agility.

  • Further develop and refine a range of ball skills including:
    throwing – catching – kicking – passing – batting – aiming.

  • Develop confidence, competence, precision, and accuracy when engaging in activities that involve a ball.

Our Physical Activity Adventure Pack not only provides full coverage of the above statements, but every session is also linked to the wider Development Matters curriculum, ensuring holistic development of the child.