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Physical Education

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.

Swimming and water safety

The 6th area, swimming, is catered for by providing funding to support parents, in Year 3, in paying for swimming tuition at our local public pools until they meet the National Curriculum requirements which are:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Fun, enjoyment, confidence, competence and self-esteem are at the forefront of our PE delivery. 

Key stage 1

Pupils will develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They will engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of situations.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns

Key stage 2

Pupils will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing, and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best

tendring work out week.pdf


School Games which we are apart of have released a video-based platform for PE challenges! The children can choose a skill or head to head challenge. The idea if that the children record themselves completing the challenge and then they can earn points which help them climb the leader board and win prizes. The TopYa! Active app is committed to online safety and meets rigorous COPPA and GDPR safeguarding standards. No one can communicate within the app. All children can do to communicate with one another is give each other a virtual ‘high-five’, which functions like a social media ‘like’.

School Games Active championships! https://www.yourschoolgames.com/coronavirus-support/school-games-active-championships/

The School Games Active Championships is a national activity campaign to help young people across the UK to #StayInWorkOut using the video-based platform powered by TopYa!. New challenges will be available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to engage with.

How do I get involved?


  1. Download the TopYa! Active app from the App Store or Google Play
  2. Create your Player (child) account
  3. When prompted to enter an Invite Code enter 23880 and then choose Primary or Secondary School League based on which type of school you attend
  4. If you are under 13 years old, ask your parent or guardian set up the TopYa! Active account first, and then create player (child) accounts afterwards.


Create your own account, and then create your young person's account(s). Skip the invite process and simply tell them their username or let them use your device to submit challenges. (They need your permission to use the app if they are younger than 13). All activity on the app is COPPA and GDPR compliant, providing a safe online space for children to complete skill challenges, upload videos and get thoughtful virtual coaching feedback.

Follow these steps:

  1. Download the TopYa! Active app from the App Store or Google Play
  2. Create your Parent account
  3. When prompted to enter an Invite Code enter 23880 and then choose Primary or Secondary School League based on which type of school your child attends
  4. Then create your kid(s) account(s)
  5. Let them work on the activities on their own device or film and upload videos from your device on their behalf!

More activities to do at home: 






Just for info, some potentially helpful health, wellbeing and nutrition resources relating to how physical activity can support children with special educational needs and disabilities at home #stayinworkout







PE Days

When children have PE they need to come to school in their PE kits. Please ensure they have the correct PE kit and have removed all jewellery. If they cannot removed their earrings they are able to wear plasters over them, they need to do this themselves or before they arrive at school. 

EYFS- Wednesday (Outdoor) 

Year 1 - Friday (Outdoor) 

Year 2 - Monday (Outdoor) 

Year 3 - Tuesday (Outdoor) 

Year 4 - Wednesday (Outdoor) 

Year 5 - Friday (Outdoor) 

Year 6 - Tuesday (Outdoor) 

On Monday 18th May join in with the Joys of Moving Festival! Have a look at the challenges below, this is for KS2 children! 



Creative Activities for Children and their Grown-ups during COVID-19 CoronaVirus Isolation:

Sport Specific:

Personal Challenges:

Mental Wellbeing: