Physical Education

Who remembers PE from primary school? I certainly do because it was my favourite subject. My name is Mr Morley, and I am the PE Subject Coordinator for Bleak Hill Primary School. I have a real passion for sport and physical education that has developed over many years. I believe that PE lessons and school sports are a fantastic way for children to learn - and not just the skills required for that topic or sport, but the skills of teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership, and positive communication which are invaluable when it comes to everyday life. I also believe it is very important that we keep children fit, healthy and active.

This love of PE and sport comes from being an active person myself. I enjoy running and cycling now, but in my younger years I loved to play rugby. I played/coached rugby union for West Park St Helens and I was lucky enough to captain the club for 5 years. My most memorable moment came against Bolton RUFC in 2016 when West Park St Helens won the Lancashire Promotional Play Off. 7 years of teamwork finally paying off.

Here's a link to the highlights of that game: West Park vs. Bolton Rugby Club

See if you can spot a younger Mr Morley!

Hello, my name is Miss Woosey and I am the Physical Education subject coordinator at Bleak Hill Primary School. Sport has always been a passion of mine having played since a very young age. I love sharing my experiences and inspiring everyone to have an equal opportunity to become involved and develop a love for a range of different sports. At Bleak Hill we strive to expose children to a variety of different sports, taking on multiple roles to become lifelong learners and ensuring children have the ability to grow up to live happy and healthy lives.

We are thrilled to share that Bleak Hill has been awarded the Platinum School Games Award! 
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Our PE curriculum is designed in conjunction with our school’s mission statement. Our vision for the children is to ensure that opportunities are provided to create independent, confident, and highly motivated life-long learners. We build children’s aspirations to enable them to achieve success now and in the future. Our school values underpin all we do: we support our children to be proud members of our school, respecting themselves, each other, family and community. All children are given the opportunity to succeed through a broad, balanced, challenging and inclusive curriculum. 

Bleak Hill Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim.  We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Bleak Hill, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. 

PE at Bleak Hill Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; fitness, invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure. 

The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. 

Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Opportunities to participate in physical activities are also provided at Lunch time in the form or basketball, caldron ball, hula-hoops, skipping and the trim trail. 

Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children. 

Each year a small number of Year 6 children are invited to become House Captains/Vice Captains for their colour group and the school. They aim to develop into sporting role models for the younger children.  

Children in Year 6 swim once a week for 6/7 weeks during the Autumn Term.  Children in Year 5 swim once a week for 6 weeks during the Spring Term.   

On days when the children do not have PE they complete a Daily Mile in order to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day. (30 minutes in school, 30 minutes at home/after school)

 We help motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills but also aim to develop a love for sport within all children. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE. 


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Here you will find some pictures and information about sport and PE at Bleak Hill!

Year 5 welcomed Sale Sharks Community Foundation to participate in wheelchair rugby. The children enjoyed building their knowledge of tag rugby, while becoming more aware of their surroundings in the inclusive sport. They worked on teamwork, passing and moving safely within the chairs. It was a fantastic experience. 


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