Have to say I would not do p.e. in the gym with any reception class. The everday curriculum should cater for physical development both indoors and out but particularly outdoors. Possibly just before they go up into year one to get used to getting undressed and dressed but otherwise no. I've done it 20 years ago before the E.Y.F.S. came in but I much prefer the way children are able to be physically active throughout the day. Have you been told you need to do this or do you think its the best way yourself?