Physical Education

Our high-quality physical education curriculum inspires our pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. At Bexton, we provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. We believe that opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as perseverance, hard work, teamwork, fairness and respect.

2021-2022 is an exciting year for Physical Education at Bexton!

We are back in the Knutsford Schools Sports Partnership, so our football and netball teams will be competing in the local leagues, and all the exciting events at Knutsford Academy are back on our school calendar.

Mr Roberts is back providing expert Physical Education coaching in our P.E. lessons, and we have our resident fitness coach, Joe Twix, leading the children in active sessions in and out of school.

The children will be using Moki bands, which are a fun way to track their activity each day in school.

The astro turf has been revitalised and it is ready for a lot of activity this year.

Before and after school clubs are fully subscribed, including 8AM athletics sessions to netball, football, ultimate frisbee and multi-sports options after school.

Swimming is also back on the calendar, and years 3 to 6 will be having their swimming lessons in an outdoor pool that will be on our very own playground in the Summer term.


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

·        develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

·        are physically active for sustained periods of time

·        engage in competitive sports and activities

·        lead healthy, active lives


Attainment targets

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study



Physical Development ELG: Gross Motor Skills Children at the expected level of development will: - Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others; - Demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing; - Move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing.


Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught to:

·        master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities

·        participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

·        perform dances using simple movement patterns


Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6)

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to:

·        use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

·        play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

·        develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]

·        perform dances using a range of movement patterns

·        take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team

·        compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best


Swimming and water safety

We will provide swimming lessons for children in the summer term for years 3 to 6. The years 5 and 6 are having this because they missed their opportunity due to COVID-19 restrictions when they were in years 3 and 4.

In particular, pupils should be taught to:

·        swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

·        use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]

·        perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations