At Birklands, we aim to ensure that our children develop into well rounded individuals who have developed good and ambitious subject knowledge and skills within physical education. Children are given the opportunity to work both individually and as part of a team in order to excel in a range of physically demanding and competitive sporting activities.

Our children look forward to their PE lessons. They participate in at least 2 sessions of PE a week with one of these being led by a specialist sports coach. Our sports coach also works with groups of children during lunchtimes to complete the Junior Sports Leader Award. Once trained, our Sports Leaders are given the opportunity to lead sports activities with younger children in school.

In addition to this, all Year 5 children receive a course of weekly swimming lessons at Rebecca Adlington Swimming Centre.

We provide a range of after school sports clubs including football, dance and multi skills. We also take part in various extra curricular competitions and events, for example School Games and football tournaments. Children are able to showcase their skills at our annual sports day event.

The purpose of teaching PE at Birklands is:

  • to develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • to be physically active for sustained periods of time
  • to build resilience and determination to succeed
  • to engage in competitive sports and activities
  • to lead healthy, active lifestyles

PE links:

PE Unit Overview

PE Intent

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