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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 Short (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 (review of this page is in progress) Please refer to the Beckford PE Curriculum Map 2019-20 in the side bar. 

Reception Movement with balls (hands & feet)

Reception children will be developing their movement skills and co-ordination using various size balls. They will use both hands and feet to throw, catch and kick balls


Year 1  Gymnastics (2)

Year 1 are working on apparatus this term and transferring the fundamental skills learnt on the floor during the first half term. 


Year 2  Gymnastics (2)

Year 2 are transferring the floor work themes around travel, balance, flight, rotation and inversion onto apparatus. They will be aiming to develop a linked sequence of movements which show fluency and control. 

Year 3 Gymnastics

Year 3 will be developing their floor work learnt during year 2 with more advanced movements such as backwards rolls (rotation), handstands/headstands (inversion) balancing on apparatus, flight from apparatus and travelling along apparatus. 

Year 4 Gymnastics

Year 4 will continue to develop their movements around the 5 core themes whilst increasing the use of apparatus. They will be introduced to the fundamentals of springboard use to develop flight and landing. 

Year 5 Gymnastics

Year 5 will use a wider range of apparatus the develop their work previously learnt on the floor. They will develop their ability to use both a springboard and vault as part of an increasingly complex sequence of work individually/in pairs. 

Year 6 Gymnastics

Year 6 will be working on producing routines on/off apparatus individually/in pairs which demonstrate all 5 core gymnastics themes they have worked on during previous years. There is an expectation that they become increasingly independent in producing a more advanced sequence of work.