PE at St Mary’s Bentworth
Physical education and games is a very important part of our curriculum. In PE lessons children learn about the effect of exercise on the body and the best ways to complete different physical skills. We aim to develop children’s agility, balance and co-ordination to allow them to be more confident and get more enjoyment from all forms of physical activity.
Our PE curriculum is broken down into different areas of sport: invasion games, net/wall games, striking and fielding games, outdoor and adventurous activities, swimming (in Ash Class), dance and gymnastics. Children get to experience a wide variety of topics within all of these areas to allow them to succeed across a wide variety of sports.
We are very fortunate to have great facilities and space at St Mary’s Bentworth with a large field, good size playground and large hall separate from the school building. We also have a good variety of equipment to allow children to experience different activities such as Stoolball, Goalball, Crazy catch (Tchoukball), and parachute training.
Alongside our teaching staff we currently employ a specialist PE teacher who works across 11 schools in Alton. Mr Maliphant teaches within our school one afternoon a week and runs a variety of extra-curricular clubs and tournaments for our pupils to attend.
At St. Mary's we have our very own Biathlon Team! Amelie in Year 3 (who competed this summer for Team GB) helped put together a Biathlon team to compete for St. Mary's! On a very wet and grey day, our wonderful team ran, swam, ran all the way to gold!
Well done Amelie, Ruby and Holly!