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At BCS we have a reputation for excelling in sporting competitions. We uphold high standards in our PE curriculum and during after school sports provision, we signpost children to local competitive clubs.

Competitive sport in the local area is of a high standard, many of our pupils compete at sport outside of school; therefore our PE curriculum has to reflect the level of sport on offer in the local area. 

Due to the selective secondary system, parental expectations are high; often pupils achieve sports scholarships for secondary education.

Sequence and Structure

PE is taught by the class teacher and our sports coach for a minimum of 2 hours per week. The PE curriculum at BCS is designed for pupils to build on knowledge and skills progressively as they move through the school.

It is essential that pupils develop their fundamental movement skills (taught in KS1)  before applying them in game situations (taught in KS2).


At BCS we want the children to build the skills to become physically literate beyond education, we want to instil a lifelong passion for keeping active.

The BCS PE curriculum ensures children:  

  • have opportunities to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.

  • to become physically literate, confident and happy.

  • succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. 

  • to build resilience and build growth mindset
  • to become an independent learner.


By the end of KS1 children should be able to:  

  • develop and master fundamental movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching,
  • develop balance, agility and coordination,

  • begin to apply the fundamental skills in a range of activities  

  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending  

  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.


By the end of KS2 children should be able to:  

  • continue to apply fundamental skills to an increasing range of activities
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
  • develop broader, more sports specific skills 
  • apply skills to competitive games/sports
  • develop and understand basic principles for attacking and defending
  • link them to make actions and sequences of movement.
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns  
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team  

  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best

  • communicate, collaborate and compete with each other.
  • develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports
  • learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success. 
  • swim 25m competently, confidently and proficiently 
  • use a range of strokes effectively 
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations


A high-quality physical education curriculum should provide opportunities to compete in sport and other physical activities which build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


The BCS PE curriculum inspires all pupils to develop a positive and responsible attitude to their own physical, mental and emotional, social, and spiritual well-being that includes:

  • valuing themselves and other people
  • a willingness to reflect on beliefs
  • the strengthening of integrity, commitment, perseverance, and courage.


They will develop respect for the rights of other people, for example, through:

  • acceptance of a range of abilities
  • acknowledgment of diverse viewpoints


They will develop care and concern for other people in their community and for the environment through:

  • cooperation 
  • applying care and compassion,
  • constructive challenge and competition
  • positive involvement and participation.


They will develop a sense of social justice and will demonstrate:

  • fairness
  • inclusiveness and non-discriminatory practices
  • tolerance and open-mindedness.


We hope these values will help the children to;

  • to become physically literate, confident and happy.

  • to build resilience and build growth mindset

  • to follow the Olympic values of Friendship, Courage, Inspiration, Determination, Equality, Respect and Excellence

  • to follow the Paralympic values of Determination, Inspiration, Courage and Equality

  • to follow our Christian Values during PE lessons, playing sports and whilst being physically active. (see link for more information)

  • to follow our British Values during PE lessons, playing sports and whilst being physically active.(see link for more information)