Physical Education

Statement of Intent

At Barley Mow Primary we all recognise the importance of raising sporting achievement and performance in order to improve the health and wellbeing of all our pupils. Our intent is to deliver a high- quality PE curriculum, as well as offer a wide range of extra- curricular activities.

We believe that a rich and varied PE curriculum can improve attainment, attendance and behaviour. In addition, we want to inspire a love of sport in order to raise the level of physical activity of our pupils outside of school. Through our PE provision we aim to develop the skills and attitudes needed for every child to enjoy the physical and social benefits of lifelong participation in physical activity and healthy living.

Our school bases the core work in PE around the National Curriculum which aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities.
  • Lead healthy, active lives.

PE National Curriculum

PE Long Term Plan

Due to various coaching and outside agencies working with our pupils throughout the year some of the activities listed on the long term plan may vary.

PE Policy

Nursery Sports Day

Wow Nursery had so much fun at their stay and play sports day! We complete a variety of activities which helped us to practice our throwing, balancing and jumping skills. We especially loved the egg and spoon race and the wellie throwing station. Nursery were super...

Sports Day 2024

A big well done to the children for participating in their Sports Day today and a huge thank you to all the parents who came along to support and cheer the children on. The children in Years 1, 2 and 3 were very enthusiastic this morning and showed good sportsmanship...

Reception’s Sports Day.

Reception had the best afternoon on Thursday, when they completed their sports day for all their grown ups. We practised our races for a couple of weeks before the event, to make sure we were amazing. We were put in red, yellow, green and blue teams and completed a...

Athletics Festival 2024!

What a fantastic time we had on Friday at this year’s Athletics festival at Gateshead Stadium!! Schools from all across Gateshead came to compete in the events. We had events including the sprint and long distance races, hurdles, long jump, relay etc. It was...

Gateshead FC visit

We have been lucky enough to welcome Tony, Paul and Ken from Gateshead FC who brought the FA trophy in to show the children in school. They shared their story of winning the trophy following extra time and penalties within the game on 11th May 2024. The children asked...

Sporting Stars

On Wednesday morning Year 2 went to Lord Lawson to take part in some multi-skills activities alongside other Birtley schools. The children enjoyed tennis, dodgeball, long jump, football and much more. Everyone showed an excellent sporting attitude and were certainly...

Nursery Love Vehicles!

Nursery started off this term by looking at different types of vehicles. In our phonics we have enjoyed singing vehicle based songs such as ‘The Wheels on the Bus’ and ‘Down by the Station’. In our small group we made our own vehicles! We focused on cars, Nursery...

Olympic 2024 Celebrations

To celebrate this year’s Olympics in Paris, the whole school took part in a range of activities. The children were able to create their own torches at home and there were some fantastic entries. The winner from each class was awarded their very own medal. During the...

Learning about mini-beasts

Nursery have loved learning about mini- beasts this term. We have been looking at where mini-beats live and what they like to eat. We couldn’t believe worms eat mud! We have been practicing moving our bodies like different bugs and searching for mini- beasts in our...

Terrific Tennis 🎾

Year 2 have been learning more skills to support playing tennis. The children have developed their racket skills by practising under arm, forehand and backhand strokes. They also developed their movement back and forwards towards the net. Everyone is looking forward...