Bowker Vale Primary School

Aiming High; Showing Integrity {{Being Respectful, Honest, Fair and Proud}}

Middleton Road,
Higher Crumpsall,
Manchester, M8 4NB

0161 740 5993


PE - The Bowker Vale Way

Physical Education is a skills based curriculum.  It focuses on the 4 key areas of being healthy and physical and developing thinking and social skills. It aims to develop children’s physical competence and knowledge of movement and safety, and their ability to use these to perform in a wide range of activities associated with the development of an active and healthy lifestyle. It also develops children’s confidence and generic skills, especially those of collaboration, communication, creativity, critical thinking and aesthetic appreciation. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of their health and wellbeing children learn to appreciate the benefits of physical activity to lead a healthy and active life.

In EYFS there is a child centred approach to the teaching of PE. Children take part in a weekly PE lesson where they have the opportunity to express themselves through dance and movement, using a variety of different resources. As ‘Moving and Handling’ is a Prime Area, continuous provision is in place.

A specialist coach delivers, in collaboration with teachers, some of the Outdoor Games lessons in Key Stage 1 and 2. PE is taught for at least 1½ hours each week. All children are challenged to achieve the best they can in Dance, Gymnastics and Outdoor Games. In addition, each class accesses The Daily Mile regularly.  Children are taught to swim in Year 4 with weekly swimming lessons at the local swimming pool. These lessons are delivered by swimming teachers from the leisure centre.

 Through the regular involvement of Freddie Fit sessions, children maintain enthusiasm for being physically active and enhances and enriches their PE curriculum.

Details of our Sports Premium can be found here


Swimming data for year 6 2020-2021

85% can swim competrently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m.

68% can perform safe self-rescue in different water based situations.

48% can use a range of strokes effectively eg front crawl, backstroke and breast stroke.


Swimming data for year 6  2019-2020




Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25M

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations

Use a range of strokes effectively eg front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke.














We offer a varied curriculum at Bowker Vale through our PE and sport provision. Check out our new area on the blog to see current and exciting events.



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