Physical Education



At Benwick Primary School we believe that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children gain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that not only allows children to enjoy the experience, but inspires them to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills.


We aspire to embed life-long values through the teaching of PE. We aim to develop children’s sense of commitment, endeavour, fair play and tolerance, whilst enabling them to cooperate and collaborate with others during group situations. We wish to develop children’s confidence and self-esteem, whilst encouraging a positive self-image. We want to teach children the skills necessary to keep them safe, such as being able to swim, through fostering an appreciation of safe practice.


Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Benwick, not only through sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.



PE at Benwick Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including: invasion games, net and wall games, strike and field games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and outdoor and adventure.


Our long-term plans set out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year, ensuring the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. Pupils participate in two high-quality PE lessons each work, covering two sporting disciplines every half term.


Children are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular sporting activities. Lunchtime and after-school sports (delivered by Premier Sports) are available from Wednesday to Friday. 


Children in Year 5 and 6 swim once a week, for 7 weeks, in the Autumn Term.



The impact of our Physical Education curriculum and lessons is that children strive to be the best that they can be, develop endurance and resilience and, as a result, excel in competitive sport.


Through our carefully planned and sequenced Physical Education curriculum, children are encouraged and supported to become physically confident which, in turn, develops both their physical and mental health and well-being. Our high quality Physical Education lessons, not only improve the health and mental well-being of our pupils, but also reduces stress, improves concentration and promotes correct physical growth and development.


The impact of the Physical Education curriculum is evidenced in a range of ways, including: pupil voice, lesson visits, engagement in before and after school sports club and engagement.

Find below the links for  PE medium term plans (Autumn 1 & 2). These plans include the knowledge, skills, key vocabulary and assessment covered in each unit.
Robins - Dance (Time Travel Adventure) and Multi-Skills (Land of Fairytales)
Doves - Dance, Multi-Skills and Invasion Games.
Owls - Invasion Games and Multi-Skills
Swans - Dance and Multi-Skills
Physical Activities at Home
Please find below a selection of online resources that will help your children experience the recommended 1 hour of physical activity required every day.
All of these resources have been created by quality assured providers, and downloads should be free to access:

Disney 10 Minute Shakeups

Description: 10-minute activities based on Disney films.


Super Movers

Description: videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including Maths and English.


NHS – Change 4 life

Description: This website shares a number of links and ideas for fun home based activities at home, many of which link with other curriculum areas.


Active kids do better          

Description: A range of ideas and resources to inspire families to do some physical activity together