Physical Education

Physical Education

Our current year priorities for 2023 2024 are:

  • provide in and out of school sports activities in competitive opportunities 
  • Embed fully the daily mile initiative for every class through the purchase of a running track through sports premium money 
  • To facilitate further targeted CPD for all staff on the Succeedin platform 
  • Further develop assessment online 
  • To review WLSP overview and try and plan a consistent 2 year rolling programme rather than school having to change each year according to coaches. 
  • Ensure quality of WLSP PE is highest standards 
  • Set up a 2 year benchmarking of fundamental skills to track fitness ( annually is too onerous for staff and school and not showing any more impact than a 2 year cycle may) 
  • Widen the sport opportunities to include badminton, tennis and table tennis  
  • Use technology to support assessments and feedback in PE 
  • Develop oracy in PE 

If you would like to find our more, please ask for Mrs Vanessa Glew or Mrs Alison Moxham

Our priorities for 2022 2023 were :

  1. To further develop assessment within PE through structured baseline assessments and technology
  2. To monitor the delivery of PE and rolling 2 year programme to complement high quality competative sports offer
  3. To further develop connections with grass root sports through sports TA

In 2022 we wre awarded the Platimum School Games Award for high quality competative and inclusive sport. We are proud to continue our high quality PE, Sports, Fitness and Activities into 2022 2023 school year through the appointment of a Sports Coach for explicit sport enrichment.

All children follow the National Curriculum for Physical Education, which promotes a healthy lifestyle, co-operation and opportunities for individual practice and team work. It promotes wellbeing, emotional and physical wellbeing and can build character. We ensure that Christian values of fairness, respect, perseverance and service are woven within our curruiculum. 

From 2021 our curriulum has been planned through the Succeedin platform and we assess our pupils using the same platform. The lessons are taught through WLSP coaches and our staff along with any other external sports coach that we believe enhances the opportunities and skills of our pupils in different sports. 

From 2020 , West Lancs sports partnership are launching a new 2 year cycle for their curriculum coverage in PE which we are adopting and this includes an assessment app for us to use to assess and continually develop our children's techniques. This follows on from our involvement in a National Edge Hill study into sleep, wellbeing and physical exercise of year 5 and 6 pupils. The report is available to read on this page. 

Our links within our cluster provide sport and fitness enrichment through the THRIVE element of TaRDIS where we plan competitions, festivals and a variety of sporting opportunities in addition to the School Games elements. Some of these key enrichment opportunities are sports ahll athletics, swim gala, TASA olympics through Edge Hill and provide links to local clubs such as Golf in Banks, newly renovated and youth Cricket team at Bretherton, Crown Green Bowling in Bretherton, Tarleton Rugby club and Tarleton Corinthians.

In 2019 we began working with West Lancs Sports Partnership and continued the sports collaboration within TARDiS. This has proved a successful decision and we have benefitted from high quality CPD and coaching for staff and children and a continuation of regular competative and inclusive sporting events.

At Bretherton Endowed the intent of teaching Physical Education is to give children the tools and understanding required to make a positive impact in their own physical health and well-being. We want all children to experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills which will enhance life-long fitness and life choices.

We want the children’s experience of PE to be positive and motivating. PE enables pupils to become physically confident. 

PE can challenge and promote self-esteem through the development of physical confidence and problem solving.

It can teach children to cope with both success and failure in competitive, individual and team based physical activities. Within dance it will allow children to explore their personal and spiritual identity.

Children gain experience of a variety of fundamental skills. This has a focus on agility, balance, coordination and fitness.

Children take part in individual skills, group skills and team games, using PE

We want children to be inspired through knowledge and involvement in competative sports and grass root teams and through involvement with athletes or high performing teams.

We teach in a way that children:

· have fun and experience success in sport

· can join in at their own level of development

· build and secure a range of skills

· develop good sporting attitudes

· understand basic rules

· experience positive competition

· learn in a safe environment 

Our curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

· develop their fundamental movement skills

· improve their agility, balance and coordination

· lead and join in PE games with growing confidence, developing their speaking and listening skills

· learn useful PE vocabulary and knowledge to help them at KS3 and beyond

· enjoy fitness and understand the importance of good diet and exercise 

PE at Bretherton Endowed is taught by a combination of class teachers, PE specialists and qualified sports coaches. Children have equal opportunities to take part in a range of sports and physical activities within a supportive environment where effort as well as success is recognised. Children are encouraged to participate in exercise through-out the day during PE lessons, clubs, outdoor learning, lunch provision and special events. We operate a Daily Mile initiative called Bretherton Blast which builds stamina, resilience, challenge and target setting as well as overall fitness. 
At Bretherton Endowed the PE curriculum is planned through skills which is structured to provide a range of sports experiences during which every child participates to develop their skills and learning through competitive, team and individual sports. Through our provision children can aim to flourish at sports in which they have a particular interest or flair for. We sport , encourage and develop talents in particular sports and build inclusivity through opportunities for all to compete and represent our school.

Children with additional needs are provided with appropriate support to enable them to take part and gain confidence in skills, understanding and motivation. Pysical Exercise is a right for all.

We teach the National Curriculum, supported by a clear skills and knowledge progression. This ensures that skills and knowledge are built on year by year and sequenced appropriately to maximise learning for all children.Children in Class 2 ( Year 2/3 ) have a full year of swimming over a 2 year period.


  • The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.
    - The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
    - High levels of physical fitness.
    - A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
    - The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
    - The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others.
    - Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
    - A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
    - The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water


In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children begin to improve their movement skills. Teachers begin to develop their agility, balance and coordination.

Key stage 1

Pupils develop their movement skills. They extend their agility, balance and coordination. They engage in competitive and cooperative physical activities. These include games, dance and gymnastics.

Key stage 2

Pupils continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills such as running, jumping, throwing and catching. They use these skills in competitive games and performances. They also evaluate their own and others’ work. Pupils communicate and collaborate with each other. They learn how to improve in physical activities. There are many chances for children to take part in competitions in school and against other schools. We celebrate their successes. 

All school

In all year groups we encourage and facilitate competative sports both in school through intra competitions and out of school through our cluster and school games opportunities. We encourage participation in grass root clubs locally and promote district competitions for our more able. We celebrate weekly in worship sporting achievements outside of school in a variety of sports , currently, swimming, rugby, football at regional level and horse riding.

Cross curricular links

Wherever possible, we make meaningful links to other areas of the curriculum. These links relate to children’s physical and mental wellbeing.

We support small groups of children specifically to improve their fitness levels. They have additional PE time each week. The children have their own challenge. They enjoy taking responsibility for their own development over the course of a school term or school year.


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 is 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 sources funding for a Multi Use games Area in May 2020.

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 West Lancs Sports Partnership coaching programme to provide the following opportunities:

  • Dance
  • Tag Rugby
  • Football (including league matches)
  • Cricket (including Quick Cricket competitions)
  • Tennis (including tennis events)
  • Balance Bikes
  • Bikeability
  • Schools Competitions
  • Change4life: Health and Well-Being activities including a bag of resources
  • Training for Young Play Leaders
  • Gymnastics
  • Orienteering 

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

  • Two PE sessions for each child per week
  • 2 year groups receive a weekly swimming lesson for more tfour terms over 2 years to exceed National Curriculum expectations
  • A residential outdoor activity weekend at Robinwood; Hothersall Lodge
  • Annual sports day (competitive)
  • Football and netball after-school clubs (run by parents and staff);
  • the opportunity to join after-school activies, Street Dance, Zumba, Jujitzu, Fencing, cricket clubs (paid for by parents);
  • ‘Bikeability’ for Y6
  • Football / Netball friendly competitions (home and away matches) linked to TARDIS cluster of schools
  • variety of after school and lunch time coaching sessions
  • sponsored events and theme sessions involving sports and fitness
  • Yoga and massage
  • Daily mile initiative
  • Active lunchtime 
  • Specialists coaches in cricket, golf , rugby and football.

We have created stepping stones to enable us to measure progress and ensure high expectations of our children in PE

Our Sports Ambassadors support our sports provision as does our involvement with TARDiS Thrive 



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Contact the School

Bretherton Endowed CE Primary School

South Road,
PR26 9AH

Headteacher & SENDCO | Mrs A Moxham

School Office Contact:

Mrs Paula Carlyon (Bursar) | Mrs Chrissy Mitchell (Business Support Officer)

NB: All documentation is in PDF format and is downloadable, however, if you require paper copies, please contact the School Office Manager