Physical Education

We believe that Physical Education is an integral part of the curriculum. All children are required to take part in Games, Gymnastics and Dance to develop physical skills and agility, and to develop an active and healthy lifestyle.

At Bousfield, we are committed to providing high quality PE and sport to all children. We also recognise the significant impact PE and sport can have on a child’s health, self-esteem and consequently on their passion to learn.

Our P.E. provision aims to

  • Develop specific sporting skills
  • Develop good control and coordination
  • Enable participation in a range of physical activities
  • Enable participation in competitive sports both in and outside the school
  • Improve physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Increase confidence and self-esteem
  • Increase fitness and an awareness of a healthy lifestyle
  • Improve social and communication skills
  • Improve organisation and self-discipline
  • Encourage fun and enjoyment

A curriculum map sets out the learning topics for the year, as well as key texts and trips which will be used to support learning. The curriculum expectations have been identified as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress throughout the subject.

We are fortunate to have specialist instructors for P.E. and Dance. All children have at least two hours of P.E. a week and children take part in Borough sporting events and competitions, such as London Youth Games, multi-sports festivals, swimming gala, athletics meet, football league, netball league and cricket. The school also has a number of sporting activities before and after school.

All children need a change of clothes for PE consisting of navy blue shorts, white T-shirts and trainers. Children can wear a navy blue tracksuit when it is cold. Long hair should be tied back for all PE lessons. School T-shirts, sweatshirts and PE bags can be bought from the School Office.

Children in Year 4 go swimming during the Autumn term and children in Year 3 go swimming during the Spring and Summer terms. The children need to bring a swimming costume, a cap and a towel. Children can only be excused from swimming if they are ill and the school has been informed in writing.