Welcome to our Physical Education page. Here you can find lots of information about PE across our school.
At Bowburn Primary School, Physical Education (PE) is an integral part of our Curriculum that is inclusive and engages all pupils, in a supportive and challenging environment. We aspire for children to acquire, develop and refine their practical skills and techniques; to further their knowledge and understanding of PE concepts and principles and develop their overall competence, to enjoy, and excel in, a broad range of sports and physical activities.
We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities which enable all children to succeed; to enjoy their learning; to be resilient and consistently strive to give their best efforts at all times and achieve their potential and personal best.
Children participate in competitive sport and through this we teach children how to cooperate and collaborate effectively as part of a team and compete appropriately against others, adhering to the principles of fairness, sportsmanship and respect, values we hope to embed for future life.
We understand the importance PE, School Sport and Physical Activity (PESSPA) has on children’s general health, fitness and mental wellbeing.
Our PE Lead is Mrs Vincent.
Get Set 4 PE
We use Get Set 4 PE as a starting point for our PE lesson planning. More information can be found at getset4education.co.uk.
We are part of the Durham and Chester-le-Street School Sports Partnership. This means that we take part in lots of their inter- and intra-school competitions and that we get specialist coaches to teach some PE lessons across the year, to upskill our teachers in certain areas of PE.
For more information, you can visit their website here: Home Page – Durham & Chester-le-Street School Sports Partnership (durhamcls-ssp.co.uk)
Our Year 5 Sports Leaders have been trained up and help to lead activities including intra-school events.
Here are our Sports Leaders for the academic year 2023-24.
After-school Clubs & Competitions
Spring PE after-school clubs:
- Mondays – KS2 Boxercise Club; Football Team training
- Wednesdays – Year 5&6 Multi-sports
Spring Sports Festivals and Competitions:
Teachers send out details on their Class Dojo pages ahead of each competition or festival with the details parents/carers need for each event.
January – Year 4 Team Building Festival (OAA); Year 3 Multi-sports Festival
February – Alan Grimes Football Cup (Y5/6 team); Reception ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ Festival
March – Year 5 Bikeability; Year 1 Invasion Games Festival; Year 2 Come Dancing Festival; Year 5 Tag Rugby Competition
School Sports Games
We achieved the Platinum School Games award for 2023-24.
Gifted and Talented
Children identified as gifted and talented have the opportunity to attend specialist workshops over the year in Year 6, run by the SSP. They join with other gifted and talented Year 6s across Durham for these sessions.
Every child is allocated to one of our 4 Sports Team (Red, Green, Blue, Yellow) when they join the school. In PE lessons and during sporting events, they can earn points for their team. More info coming soon!
PE at Bowburn