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Physical Education

Purpose of study


A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect. At Bentfield, we recognise the contribution of physical education to the health and well-being of our pupils. We believe that an exciting, varied P.E. curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of our children.




The school’s 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




  • To support our planning of lessons our school uses Champions, a learning programme developed by Rising Stars, and we also refer to the USSP (Uttlesford School Sports Partnership) calendar of events as a basis for our teaching and learning. Throughout the year, all age ranges in the school are given the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of sporting tournaments and events through the USSP.
  • Physical Education is taught in discrete half termly or termly topics, though opportunities for cross curricular study are always explored.
  • The curriculum’s main focus is on the skills necessary to improve ability in a range of sporting activities and it is organised accordingly. However, there may be times where a specific event or tournament requires an exact focus on one particular sport.
  • Our Primary School Sport’s Funding enables us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality P.E. sessions.



For further information, including the skills, knowledge and areas of study for KS1 and KS2, please see our school's curriculum overview below: