Bishopstone Church Of England Primary School

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Physical Education

At Bishopstone CE we follow the National Curriculum and aim to develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities, aiming to make sure children:

  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.  

We have a set of 10 swimming lessons that take place in the summer term at Milton Road Pool in Swindon.  The whole school attends this together.  Reception through to Year 6 complete the lessons, being tested at the end and gaining the relevant swimming award - currently suspended 2020 and 2021, due to Covid19 and the pool being closed.

We work with Premier Sport who provide high quality P.E lessons in partnership with our teachers, these lessons take place on a Wednesday afternoon.  Premier Sport also run a lunchtime club and a sporting after school clubs a week.

We have developed links with Alfresco Nursery and now hold some activity based clubs on their vast land, inviting children from the nursery to also participate. 

We join in with many sporting activities including the Swindon Dance Festival (annual), Swindon Gymnastic Competition, with additional sporting clubs being offered over the year such as Swindon Wildcats (street hockey) through to fencing and most recently the start up in the Village Hall of Matt Ward's Karate lessons on a Monday evening. 

For a detailed looked at the provision and partnership we have with Premier Sport then please read the powerpoint below.

Alongside this teachers also develop children's sporting ability.  As well as PE lessons they teach through cross-curricular links such as EYFS/KS1 using the local island to climb, crawl and balance through the woodland, weekly yoga in the classroom and the use of equipment in the school  playground such as scooters and trikes.

 Bishopstone P.E Kit Requirements

  • White, plain T-shirt
  • Plain dark shorts (no pattern or logos)
  • White sport socks
  • Trainers or plimsolls/daps
  • A track/jogging suit can be worn for sports in colder months - black/navy blue

Curriculum Intent

Knowledge base/skills

Whole School P.E Planning Overview 2020-2021 (Thursday Session)