Physical Education

All children follow the National Curriculum for Physical Education, which promotes a healthy lifestyle, co-operation and opportunities for individual practice and team work. 


We aim to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy, active lives.  

P.E. lessons comprise of dance, gymnastics, games, athletics and outdoor activities.  A range of resources is used to support teaching and learning in P.E.  Small and large apparatus is used in indoor lessons in the hall, as well as CDs to support dance activities.  A variety of dance traditions are taught.

The school has extensive grassed areas, which are used for sports, particularly in the summer term.  We also benefit from some outside tuition in sports from professional coaches purchased through the sports funding for schools.

We believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We aim for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness and that opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Using our sports funding we have bought into Carr Hill Sports Partnership to provide the following opportunities:

  • Dance
  • Tag Rugby
  • Football
  • Cricket (including Quick Cricket competitions)
  • Tennis (including tennis events)
  • Schools Competitions
  • Gymnastics
  • Golf
  • Frisbee Golf
  • Netball
  • Rounders
  • Dodge Ball
  • Athletics
  • Hand ball
  • Boccia
  • Multiskills

This is in addition to activities we already provide, including:

  • Two PE sessions for each child per week
  • Year 4 receive a weekly swimming lesson
  • A residential outdoor activity week at Tower Wood for Year 6
  • A outdoor activity day for at Hothersall Lodge for Year 3/4
  • Annual sports day (competitive)
  • Football, Netball, Rounders and Athletics after-school clubs (free – run by parents and staff);
  • The opportunity to join after-school Gymnastics, Cheerleading, Fencing, Tennis, Multiskills and Cricket clubs (paid for by parents);
  • ‘Bikeability’ for Y5/6

National Curriculum

Key Learning Objectives : Physical Education

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Newton Bluecoat Church of England Primary School
Newton Bluecoat Church of England Primary School
Onesie Day was a great success, the children did three laps of the school and had great fun!

The School Council raised £190.25 towards recycling bins for the school grounds. Thank you for your support.
Newton Bluecoat Church of England Primary School
Newton Bluecoat Church of England Primary School
Year 6 have made an impressive Viking Longboat display in Design & Technology.
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Newton Bluecoat Church of England Primary School
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