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Thurleigh Primary School

Thurleigh Primary School

Physical Education

Physical Education is taught by providing pupils with a broad range of skills and exposure to a diverse range of sports opportunities to instil a lifelong passion for a healthy, active lifestyle and a positive relationship with sports.

It is a discrete session and delivered by either our Sports Coaches or class teachers, to ensure high quality teaching and learning in all PE sessions. 

Each class receives one lesson a week from a qualified sports specialist from Premier Sport.  In addition, teachers follow the National Curriculum programmes of study for games, gym and dance.


Competition is integral to our PE curriculum to all children to strive to compete and excel while demonstrating values of fairness, respect and sportsmanship.  Children from Year 1 – 6 are involved in team competitive events throughout the year with other primary schools.  Sports Festivals are held at Sharnbrook Academy, Lincroft Academy and sometimes further afield in Bedford Town schools.

Additional Physical Activity

We participate in a range of initiatives and additional experiences (ie. the “Mile a Day” and Fitness weeks) where staff and children actively join in with walking / running each day and other sporting events to keep our hearts, bodies and minds healthy.





Children in Year 5 & 6 have the opportunity to go swimming.

87% of children in Y6 can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m.

87% of children in Y6 can use a range of strokes effectively.

87% of children in Y6 can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.


We are subscribed to '5 a Day TV' and staff use this towards our commitment to the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity –  the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people, aged 5 to 18, engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.

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