Physical Education

Physical Education at Hexton

Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong.

Physical activity is a very important part of our school week. PE gives children the opportunity to be active every single day. It is suggested that children should achieve 60 minutes of exercise a day; in order to attract children to being physically active in our school we offer an array of different activities and sports to appeal to everyone.


Not only does exercise improve a child’s overall health and fitness, it helps to improve their mental health and cognitive development as well. By doing physical exercise, children are more likely to concentrate and maintain focus on their learning. As well as strengthening their muscle and bones, exercise builds children’s confidence, inspires positivity and improves their social skills. There is the opportunity for children to take on leadership roles each lesson, and they learn to critique their own and each other’s skills as they learn a range of sports. We offer a variety of afterschool clubs, which allow children the opportunity to learn new skills. A list of our clubs can be found on the ‘wraparound care’ section of the website.


At Hexton, we believe the benefits of physical education for children are numerous and that learning high-quality PE will set them up for a healthy and active future.


Our PE sessions are on Mondays and Wednesdays and are led by qualified sports coaches from Premier Education. We also take all of key stage 2 swimming in the summer term, and provide sessions from Stevenage Football Club Foundation every week (see the wraparound care section of our website for more information).


At lunchtimes, our trained key stage two play leaders plan and lead games for their peers to encourage further sport and collaboration. These change every half term.


At Hexton JMI, children’s PE lessons cover a range of sports, including:

  • Invasion games
  • Gymnastics
  • Net and wall
  • Striking and fielding
  • Multiskills


Through carefully planned units of work, children will explore sport and fitness, developing the following skills:

  • Stability
  • Balance
  • Spatial awareness
  • Agility
  • Coordination
  • Locomotion
  • Ball manipulation
  • Attacking and defending

Some examples of our work in PE

Curriculum Documents for PE

Websites to support PE – our PE provider. – Extra-curricular activities provided that link to PE. – (KS1 and KS2) video clips of games and activities that get children active. – links to PE games on Purple Mash. – (KS1 and KS2) link to Joe Wicks’ YouTube channel, containing all of his lockdown PE lessons. – (KS1 and KS2) links to videos and resources for teaching PE.