Physical Education (PE)

PE Curriculum

PE at Great Bentley Primary School plays a vital part of everyday school life. All pupils have two hours of PE timetabled each week to cover the six main areas of the National Curriculum which are:

  • dance,
  • gymnastics,
  • games,
  • athletics,
  • outdoor and adventurous activities,
  • swimming.

The 6th area, swimming, is catered for by providing funding from the Government's sport Premium budget to support parents, particularly in Year 3, in paying for swimming tuition at our local public pools. A healthy lifestyle is also promoted in various ways around the school. 


Fun, enjoyment, confidence, competence and self-esteem are at the forefront of our PE delivery.  Children in Reception (EYFS) and KS1 develop the fundamental skills such as aiming and throwing, balance, co-ordination, control, and movement.

In KS2, children are able to use these fundamental skills to develop their knowledge and understanding of invasion games such as football, basketball, netball, tag-rugby and hockey.  These skills are also transferable to striking and fielding games such as cricket and rounders, together with net sports like tennis and badminton.


Great Bentley Primary School

Plough Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, CO7 8LD

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