At Bell Farm Primary School, we recognise the role that PE has to play in promoting a long term healthy lifestyle which is both enjoyable and fulfilling. We aim to provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all of our pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. We understand the importance of physical activity and the impact it can have on health and well-being, children’s academic achievements and the progress they make within the classroom.

We want to provide opportunities for our pupils to become physically literate and confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. In addition, we aim to provide opportunities for children to compete in competitive sport and other activities in order to build character and help to embed values such as team work, fairness and respect. We compete in a wide range of sports already and are continually looking to grow out list. Some of the sports we compete in are; football, netball, rounders, athletics and cricket.

Competing is part of sport whether that is competing against yourself (e.g. personal best), competing on a 1-to-1 level or being part of a team competing against another school. At Bell Farm we encourage children to compete at all levels so that they have the opportunities to develop the skills of team work, fairness, respect and resilience.

Our PE and school sports aims to build teamwork, leadership, growth mindset and self-esteem in each and every child enabling them to be the best that they can be.

This is achieved by:

  • Providing high-quality opportunities for the children to be active.
  • Encourage a community spirit.
  • Promote an active lifestyle, active participation and active competition.
  • Improving health and well-being
  • Raising achievement and supporting excellence.

We provide the children with at least 2 hours of fun, exciting and active PE lessons every week and aim to keep the children healthy and active with at least 30 minutes of physical activity every day. The children at Bell Farm are very active during their break and lunchtimes and through the work of the school council we introduced active playgrounds. At Bell Farm, our playgrounds are zoned according to what sort of activities can are to be done in the specific areas. This process encourages children to be active for as much of their time as possible and to be active in range of different ways.

At Bell Farm PE and school sport is about getting children active, competing at all levels and have that mind-set that if you believe then you can achieve.

PE – Long Term Plans