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Beckford Primary School

"Together, we achieve."

Welcome to Physical Education

Beckford children have the opportunity to participate in a huge range of sports. Additional to weekly PE lessons, children have the opportunity to play sports at break times and lunch times.

We enter a number of sports leagues, non- competitive sports events and competitive tournaments throughout the year.

For children wanting to further advance their skills in certain sports, we offer after school sports clubs. These clubs are run by qualified sports coaches and require a minimal termly fee.

Mr Purcell also offers some after School clubs by invitation which are free of charge and prepare children for inter School competitions. 

Children in years 3 & 4  have weekly swimming lessons; a full term in either autumn or spring  and a half term in the Summer.

Our aim is to ensure physical education at Beckford is fun, inclusive, challenging and safe for all.

Children are required to wear full PE kit for their lessons and for safety purposes must not wear any form of jewellery, including stud earrings.

Beckford PE Kit

Plain white T-shirt

Green Shorts (the same colour as the School jumper)


Optional extras (under the discretion of Mr Purcell) - leggings under shorts and/or a long sleeved top under the T-shirt

If ill or injured pupils must still bring in their PE kit, change and help as an official, coach or umpire during the lesson. 

Mr Purcell

(P.E Teacher)

Physical Education

Our Learning this Half term. Please refer to the Beckford PE Curriculum Map 2019-20 in the side bar for the full year of activities for each year group. 


Reception children will be developing their movement skills in gymnastics. They will experience various ways of travelling, balancing, rotating and climbing.  

Year 1  Ball skills and dodging games

Year 1 are using various size/types of balls to develop their throwing/catching, rolling/retrieving  and hitting moving and static targets. As their skills develop they will be introduced to games involving throwing and dodging. 

Year 2  Middlesex Cricket

Middlesex County Cricket have returned to Beckford to offer free sessions to introduce the fundamentals of the game to year 2.

Year 3 Dodgeball/Benchball

Year 3 will be developing their throwing/catching and dodging skills at the start of this half term through dodgeball. As the half term progresses they will develop their skills using the game of benchball and learn the importance of appropriate footwork. 

Year 4 Middlesex Cricket

Middlesex County Cricket have returned to Beckford to offer free sessions to introduce the fundamentals of the game to year 4. 

Year 5 Basketball/Benchball

Year 5 are playing a combination of basketball/benchball this half term and developing their footwork, dribbling, passing and movement in small sided games. They wil use a variety of games which challenge them to think quickly and apply the appropriate skill to outwit their opponents.  

Year 6 Football

Year 6 are playing various small sided football games this term which aim to develop their dribbling, passing, receiving and shooting. The games will hopefully challenge them to make quick decisions and apply the appropriate skills in various scenario's.