Physical Education

Intent Statement

At Buckshaw Primary School we aim to develop a fun, high-quality Physical Education curriculum, that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in their individual abilities in competitive sports and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for pupils to build awareness of how to have healthy lifestyle and as a school promote being active every day, these include participation in our Active Daily Mile, Brain Break activities, the break time program and other opportunities through cross-curricular links in other subjects.

We aim to create an inclusive curriculum, whereby children have opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed our school sporting values such as respect, working together and sportsmanship. PE at Buckshaw Primary School is an imperative element of the curriculum, which develops a need for healthy lifestyles, a balanced diet, growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding ambition and equity of play to embed life-long values.


PE at Buckshaw Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting skills with a focus on activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Lunch time activities and interventions are available each day and children can attend after school sport clubs four evenings per week.

Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.

Each year a small group of children are invited to become Sports Council for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities.
Children participate in workshops covering a variety of sports throughout the year. For example, taekwondo, outdoor and adventure, ultimate frisbee again providing the children with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new.

Children in Year 4 swim once a week for 10 weeks during the Spring Term. We repeat the 10 week course later in school for any children that are still unable to swim.
We have launched the “Daily Active Mile”, to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day.
At Buckshaw we use PE Passport to assist with the planning and assessing of lessons, through this the children are able to;

  • Inclusivity by putting support for children with SEND in line with other subjects and differentiating using STEP.
  • That children unable to take part are included by involving them in activities related to the lesson e.g. umpiring.
  • A range of teaching styles and strategies to deliver the curriculum.
  • Children different challenges e.g. 6 v 4 to develop skills, knowledge and behaviours.


Our PE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression and build on and embed current skills. We focus on progression of knowledge and skills in the different sporting activities and like in other subjects, discreet teaching of vocabulary also forms part of the units of work.

If children are achieving the knowledge and skills in lessons, then they will achieve age related expectations at their end of each academic year. Children will understand and apply subject specific vocabulary. Specific targets to be set and measured whilst support and challenge to be provided for learners.

Parents are encouraged to input into the levels of attainment and achievement of their children verbally and/or in writing.

At Buckshaw is it important to us that all children’s sporting achievements are valued.

Curriculum Overview
Competition Updates
Our Daily 60 Minutes of Physical Activity

How do we at Buckshaw Primary we promote 60minutes of activity every day?


Before school.

Breakfast club provides a healthy breakfast and physical activities. 

Every Friday the ‘Family Active Mile’.


During the school day.

Active mile taken completed every day in KS1&2

Morning Break: A range of physical resources and adult led games initiated daily.

Lunch Time: A range of resources, planned activities and free choice activities provided.

Afternoon brainbreak activities and wellbeing breaks takendaily through class choice.

Regular outdoor learning opportunities during curriculum time.

Continuous provision is accessed outdoors throughout the day in Year 1 & the Early Years environments.


After school.

After school activity clubs are delivered four days a week for KS1&2. Activities based on the interests and needs of the children in our school.  (take a look at the clubs on offer this term under the table ‘After School Clubs & Activites’

Beyond Buckshaw provideds a range of physical activities for the children to access.


Breaktime & Lunchtime Equipment Rota 

After School Clubs & Activities 2022-2023

Autumn Term One

Details of this terms clubs and activities are below.  All activities will run weekly for 4 sessions: starting the week beginning 5th September and finishing the week beginning 10th  October.


Curling – Years 3 & 4


Basketball – Years 5 & 6


Athletics – Years 3,4,5&6


Fun-damental Skills– Years 1 & 2

Autumn Term Two

Details of this terms clubs and activities are below.   All activities will run weekly for 4 sessions: starting the week beginning 7th  November and finishing the week beginning 28th November.


Boccia – Years 3 & 4


Indoor Athletics – Years 5 & 6


Dodgeball – Years 3,4,5&6

Healthy & Nice Cooking Club – Years 1 & 2


Multi Skills – Years 1 & 2

Get Inspired – Years 3 & 4 (invite)

Spring Term One

Details of this terms clubs and activities are below. 

All activities will run weekly for 4 sessions: Starting the week beginning 9th January and finishing the week beginning 6th February.


Fun Run – Years 3 & 4


Netball – Years 5 & 6


Dance – Years 3,4,5&6


Multi-skills – Years 1 & 2

Spring Term Two

Details of this terms clubs and activities are below.   

All activities will run weekly for 4 sessions: starting the week beginning 20th February and finishing the week beginning 20th March.


Giant Board Games – Years 3 & 4


Tag-Rugby – Years 5 & 6


Orienteering – Years 3,4,5&6


Circle/ Ring Games – Years 1 & 2

Dance – Years 3,4,5&6 

Get Inspired – Years 3 & 4 (invite)



Intra school Games activities 2022-2023


The intra school games are based on the development of our school’s ports values, the School Games ethos and promoting a healthy lifestyle through all-inclusive fun and competitive activities.


The events as follows; 

  • Athletics (Y3vY4 and Y5vY6) Autumn Two W/C 28th November

  • Multi-Skills (Y1vY2) Spring One W/C 6th February
  • Boccia (Targets) Spring One W/C 20th March
  • End Zone (Y3vY4 and Y5vY6) Spring Two W/C 27th March

  • Tri-Golf (Targets) Summer One W/C 15th May
  • Multi-Skills (Y1vY2) Summer One W/C 22nd May
  • SPORTS DAY 5th July 
  • Alternative Sports Day Date 10th July
  • Rounders (Y3vY4 and Y5vY6) Summer Two W/C 17th July