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Curriculum Statements

PE at Bentinck Primary & Nursery School


Curriculum Intent


At Bentinck Primary and Nursery School we value the positive impact that P.E. can have on the physical and emotional wellbeing of all of our pupils. We follow the National Curriculum guidelines to ensure that all children:

  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • Develop their skills in a wide range of sports and activities.
  • Take part in activities that allow them to compete, both against themselves and against others.
  • Understand what is required for them to lead a healthy and active life.


Through high-quality, structured lessons we provide children with the opportunity to engage in sports and activities at a level that challenges them. All lessons are fully inclusive, meaning that every child feels supported to achieve.


Activities are carefully chosen to allow children to engage with a wide range of new and different sports, in order to broaden their experiences and develop skills in many different forms.


As part of the teaching of P.E., and throughout the school environment, we create an atmosphere that encourages children to develop the values of the school through transferrable skills such as resilience, perseverance and respect.


Outside of P.E. lessons, children are supported to make informed choices regarding healthy eating and an active life.


Our aim is to develop well rounded children who are able to make active and healthy lifestyle choices through into their adult life.



In EYFS Physical Development is an integral part of daily activities, with children regularly given the opportunity to experience a wide variety of activities to develop their fine and gross motor skills. Such activities will be purposefully planned for and will take place both inside the classroom and in the outdoor play area. Developing children’s physical skills is of high importance as they support them in their future learning, particularly writing. In the Reception year children engage in weekly PE lessons where they will practise and develop their skills further.   


 PE at Bentinck Primary and Nursery School is taught by a combination of class teachers and qualified sports coaches on a weekly basis. PE lessons will cover one sporting activity each half term.


We follow the objectives from the National Curriculum to plan the content of our PE lessons, making sure we have a broad and balanced range of activities that challenge the children and inspire them to be the best that they can, giving them the drive and ambition to progress further.


Our PE lessons provide challenging and enjoyable learning through a variety of team and individual sporting activities including; invasion games, dance, gymnastics, net and wall games, striking and fielding games and athletics.


Years 2 to 6 take part in swimming lessons for half a term every year. Any children that do not meet the expected swimming objectives by the end of KS2 have an opportunity for further catch up lessons at the end of Year 6.


Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.


After-school clubs are run by the staff and provide further opportunities for children to develop key PE skills and promote positive attitudes to sport and exercise.


We offer a Residential OAA experience for children in Year 6 each year where children further develop their physical attributes and experience a wider range of activities.

We have an annual inclusive House Sports Day, with the emphasis on participation and achievement for all.