Physical Education

  • Physical Education is a key part of the curriculum at Eversley Primary School and we actively promote a healthy, active lifestyle for our all pupils.

    Through our varied and rich PE curriculum and the sporting opportunities we offer, we aim to develop in our children a love of sport and a positive attitude to physical activity. Children are taught to recognise how their bodies change during physical work and of the benefits to their health of regular exercise. Through a varied and diverse range of both indoor and outdoor sports, children are also taught to develop positive attitudes and mindsets, such as perseverance and resilience, which can then be applied in the classroom. Also, we develop pupils’ social and personal skills through promotion of key values in sports such as fair play, sportsmanship and teamwork.

    The PE curriculum at Eversley Primary School includes:

    • a range of sports taught in PE lessons by teachers in partnership with sports coaches from Bowers and Pitsea Football Club, including: football, basketball, cricket, netball, hockey, tag rugby, cross country running, tennis, rounders, athletics, gymnastics, dance and dodgeball;
    • a range of skills taught in PE lessons which support overall child development such as fine and gross motor control and hand-to-eye co-ordination;
    • close links with the neighbouring South Essex Gymnastics Club, including an opportunity for every year group to have PE lessons held at the club for half a term; enabling pupils to benefit from the expertise and skills of sports staff in gymnastics and trampolining;
    • all children in Year 3 undertake swimming lessons at Basildon Sporting Village with qualified swimming coaches learning basic strokes and key water survival skills.

    Extra-curricular opportunities for sports at Eversley include:

    • access to a range of school clubs across all year groups, including cheerleading, badminton, football, netball, rugby, health and fitness, dodgeball and multi-sports in partnership with ProSports Solutions and Basildon Rugby Club;
    • promotion of physical activity at playtime and lunchtimes through a range of sporting equipment for children to play with;
    • a variety of sporting competitions held termly within school such as dodgeball and cross country running;
    • a variety of sporting competitions and tournaments held with local primary schools such as football, netball and cross country running;
    • close links with secondary schools in organising inter-school competitions;
    • an annual Sports Day which encourages individual achievement as well as celebrating team success;
    • participation in the annual District Sports event allowing children to represent the school in a range of track and field events against pupils from other schools;
    • a residential trip in Year 6 where children can experience a wide variety of sporting activities such as kayaking, climbing, archery and abseiling;
    • opportunities for parents to participate with their children in fitness training and competitive cross country events through the three ‘3K Runs’ hosted by Eversley Primary School;
    • promotion of active adults through competitive games between staff and parents across a range of sports such as netball and rounders.