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, Golf, Crazy catch (Tchoukball), and parachute training. Year 6 pupils also have the opportunity to take part in the Bikeability training. This levelled training enables the children to be safe on the roads when using their bikes - especially important around our rural setting.
This year (2021-2022) we are having a whole school focus on fitness! We will be ensuring that being active is a large part of our day, and will be incorporating as much active learning as we can!
Congratulations to our Biathlon team who won silver at the National Schools Biathle Championships in June 2021. They were competing against 30 other Year 5 girls, and were only 3 points off gold! Well done team!