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‘Attainment through caring, challenge and creativity’



                                     Curriculum Intent                                             
We provide a Physical Activity and a Physical Education curriculum that develops the whole child.

We want our children to enjoy being physically active, to improve fitness levels and to enjoy sport in later life.

We ensure that children develop respect and discipline through physical activity that promotes and encourages leadership skills through the wider experiences of our PE curriculum, sporting events and competitions. 


From September 2021, our curriculum and assessment will be from the scheme'GetSet4PE'.


PE Uniform

Please can you ENSURE your child comes to school on their assigned PE days wearing the appropriate kit. The PE uniform is as follows; a BPS logo/plain white round neck t-shirt, royal blue shorts, royal blue BPS hoodie, royal blue tracksuit bottoms, trainers and black pumps for indoor sessions.  All uniform can be purchased from Whittakers, Southport.  All hair longer than shoulder length must be tied back and earrings removed or covered up for safety reasons.



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It would be fantastic to see as many young people and their families from across North Sefton having fun and taking part #NSSWtogether



We are very proud to have achieved GOLD School Games Mark for 2018-2019.


During the academic years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021, our school was awarded a virtual sports games award for our virtual participation during lockdown Covid 19. 


This year (2021-2022) we are extremely fortunate to have Mr Murphy, a sports coach in school supporting our teaching staff in EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Lessons focus around the teaching of the fundamental movement skills thorough fun and energetic games which the children are thoroughly enjoying. Mr Murphy also leads a 'get moving' lunchtime club for the children in Reception and Year 1 and coaches our after school clubs on a Monday and Tuesday. 


 Remember to check our 'School Clubs - Sports Clubs' page for details of

this years extra-curricular sports clubs and activities.




Early Years Foundation Stage 

In Nursery and Reception, children continuously have the opportunity to be physically active whether this is through daily outdoor play sessions or when taking part in weekly PE sessions.  Learning outcomes are referenced to the Development Matters 2020 in the Early Years Foundation Stage through the prime areas of Physical Development and Personal, Social and Emotional Development.

By the end of the Reception (ELG's), pupils will be taught how to;

      *Negotiate space and obstacles safely, with consideration for themselves and others.

      *Demonstrate strength, balance and coordination when playing.

      *Move energetically, such as running, jumping, dancing, hopping, skipping and climbing.

The fundamental movement skills are; skipping, running, throwing, catching, striking, rolling, hopping, kicking, balancing and jumping. Curriculum links will also be made to PSED, the whole child.


Key Stage One

Key stage 1 Pupils are taught to 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 are given the opportunity to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.


Pupils are taught to:

master basic movements (on both the dominant and non dominant side of the body) 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 Two

Key stage 2 Pupils 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 enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.


Pupils are taught to:

•use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
•play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, 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.


Swimming and water safety

pupils in year 3 and 4 are taught to:

  • 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.



PE Ambassadors 

Our PE ambassadors for the year have been selected. They will work alongside both Mrs Eden and Mr Gallagher throughout the academic year. Some of their duties will include: 

- looking after and checking the sports equipment

- ensuring the correct PE uniform is being worn by everyone on PE days 

-discuss ways in which we can improve the subject with Mrs Eden and Mr Gallagher

- play an active role in planning and organising Sports Day for both KS1 and KS2 


Congratulations to both of you, we look forward to working with you on helping make our subject even better! 




Year 1 and 2 Judo Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes

Year 3 and 4 Cricket Festival at Fleetwood Hesketh Cricket Club

Year 3-6 Tri-Golf Event at Formby Hall Golf Club

Y3-Y6 Crown Lawn Bowls Festival (Commonwealth Games 2022) celebrating the sport of lawn bowls.

Our amazing netball team have played outstandingly well all year, securing them a place in Sefton's GOLD tournament this year! They came 3rd in the tournament last week and we are all beyond proud of them!!!


Our Year 6 children took part in a North Sefton Athletics Competition at Greenbank High School. We came 2nd on the night so we progressed through to the North Sefton school final stages.  We were extremely proud of the wonderful attitude they had and that everyone encouraged and cheered each other on. We are delighted to say we came 4th overall out of all the North Sefton Primary Schools.  

Obstacle Relay

Over and Under Relay

Vertical Jump

Triple Jump

Speed Bounce


Celebration Time..... we're through to the final.

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Year 6 Athletics Team

Year 3 & 4 Tag Rugby Team at Southport Rugby Club

We are proud to announce that out of 10 schools playing in this event we came 2nd. The children were awarded with their silver medals in our school assembly.  

Y5 & 6 Tag Rugby at Southport Rugby Club


This term, we welcome Mrs Freeland to Birkdale.  She is working incredibly hard with our KS2 children in our after school dance club.  


Introducing a new sport into our school curriculum this term is ...Archery for Year 6.


Playground Activity Leadership Training

Thank you to Kate Alyson, our North Sefton School Games Organiser, for coming into school to train 20 of our key Stage 2 children to become 'Playground Activity Leaders (PAL).  They thoroughly enjoyed their training and learnt about the skills needed to become a PAL and the games that they can lead during break times.  Each year group has their own playground bag of equipment to use outside.  Keep busy and have fun!

Personal Challenge Spring Term 2021

Our winners were from Year 2 (Around the World), Year 3 (bench jumps) and Year 6 (burpees). Excellent work!


Virtual Gymnastics Competition - Autumn Term 2020.

Fabulous and exciting news!  Our Year 6 girls came 1st for North Sefton and now progress through to the Merseyside Wide District and the Year 4 girls were runners up.   Here they are with their certificates and medals.

Virtual Pentathlon Event - Autumn Term 2020

Well done to all of our winners from Reception to Year 6 for taking part in the pentathlon event - speed bounce, standing long jump, high jump, chest push and the 100 metre shuttle run. 


We are so pleased to announce that we are the MERSEYSIDE CHAMPIONS for the Reception girl long jump and Year 2 and 3 girls 10x10 metre shuttle run!  

Virtual Dance Festival - Autumn Term 2020

The theme for the dance festival this year was 'Friendship'.  Our Reception children performed a dance that told the story of their feelings and experiences of starting school from waving goodbye on that very first day to making new friendships along the way.  

Personal Challenge Autumn Term 2020

Well done Year 1's for winning the Year 1 Jumping Jack personal challenge for North Sefton this Autumn Term.