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COVID-friendly PE and physical activities


COVID-friendly PE and physical activities

KS1/Foundation, KS2
Health and wellbeing

PE coaches from a selection of Club Community Organisations have put together a fantastic variety of fun and safe physical activities for you to try with your pupils. Even with restrictions in place, chlidren can enjoy themselves and express themselves freely.

All activities have been tested in schools and follow the COVID-19 school guidance. To read more about how to be safe in schools, please see the afPE guidance.

You can also get some top tips on how to deliver PE lessons safely from our Premier League Primary Stars Coordinator for Leicester City in the Community.

Each activity includes instructions, links to the Premier League values and a breakdown of the skills which pupils will develop.

Learning outcomes

These resources will get pupils physically active as well as develop their thinking, emotional & social and physical skills.

Pupils will work on a variety of skills, such as:

  • working together to problem-solve
  • improving coordination skills
  • moving in and out of spaces quickly
  • maintaining balance.

Activities from Aston Villa Foundation

These activities are all about movement, speed and agility. Pupils will change speed and direction to support different types of movements and improve their control and balance. 


Activities from Nottingham Forest Community Trust

In this activity, pupils will explore different heights and speeds their body can move. Try this fun game with your pupils where they take on the 'role' of a pirate.


Activities from Leeds United Foundation

In this activity, pupils are challenged to think about their spacial awareness, communication and movement. They will work in teams to pass the ball between the areas in the same way they would in table football.


Activities from Stoke City Community Trust

In these activities, pupils will explore speed and agility while developing communication skills and practice their sending skill, focusing on accuracy and creativity.


Activities from Liverpool FC Foundation

These activities are about jumping, throwing and understanding distances for accuracy. Pupils will work together and improve personal performance as well as considering areas to improve for their partner.


Activities from Forest Green Rovers Community Trust

Pupils will get into teams and aim to get the 'cannon ball' into a pirate ship! The team with the most points wins. Pupils will develop a deeper understanding of when and how to use the underarm throw.