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We love P.E at Brickhouse!


Here at Brickhouse, we are extremely lucky to have so many pupils who are talented in P.E and love our lessons. We strongly believe that physical activity, through sport and games in school, is a vital part of the curriculum. It teaches the children the value of sportsmanship, team spirit and co-operation whilst developing their physical skills and encouraging a healthy balanced life style. We have changed our P.E units this year so they cover a wide range of sports from dodgeball and basketball to yoga and pilates. 

All children from Year 1 onwards receive two hours of PE each week.The school has a well-equipped sports hall, tarmaced areas for organised games activities and a field which is suitable for most types of game and athletics.

School Aim

Improve the quality and impact of P.E, sport and health, underpinned by high-quality teaching that increases participation levels in physical activity. Leading to healthier pupils, who are more engaged across the whole curriculum and building positive habits towards a healthy, active lifestyle.

*Check out the 5-a day fitness video links below to enjoy physical activity at home too*

Sports Premium

See Sports Premium section in Key Information for more details about how we use Sports Premium at Brickhouse.


Improving Fitness - Wow Active


This year, we are going to continue to push pupils to improve their fitness. After many successful years, we will continue to use a Sports Fitness programme called "WOW ACTIVE" who on a termly basis monitor the fitness of our children through completing a variety of exercises and routines. To support this, our school prefects run "exercise sessions" at lunchtime to encourage the children to improve their fitness. In addition to this, we use RISING STARS CHAMPIONS as a focus, in which each half term their is a fitness focus to run alongside two key PE skills.


After school clubs and competitions with Mrs Batham

In previous years, we were very lucky to participate in many competitions with St Michael's High School such as: scatterball, yoga, dodgeball, gymnastics, athletics and tennis. We also participated in the WOW ACTIVE championships where we came third! We loved going to the annual RLT Dance Festival too; this year we performed a greatest showman compilation. 


Unfortunately, due to COVID, we were unable to participate in these last year. Now restrictions are lifted, keep an eye out for new sports clubs smiley





P.E National Curriculum

Purpose of PE Curriculum

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • § develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • § are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • § engage in competitive sports and activities
  • § lead healthy, active lives.


Key Stage 1 (Year 1 and Year 2)

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as  well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.


Key stage 2 (Years 3,4,5 and 6)

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • 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 others reflectively