Oak Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO32 1EP




Bishop's Waltham Junior School

Enjoy, Learn & Achieve Together

At Bishop’s Waltham Junior School the health, safety and well-being of every child is our top priority.

Physical Education

We are fortunate to have superb sports facilities at Bishop's Waltham Junior School. Our large playing field attached to school is used for teaching Tag rugby, cricket, rounders and athletics and the playground is used for netball, multi sports, short tennis and many other sports activities. Gymnastics and dance are taught in our well equipped hall. We also have our own 20m indoor heated swimming pool on site enabling every pupil at Bishop's Waltham Junior School to have a swimming lesson every week as part of their curriculum learning.

Our Curriculum Overview

Year Three

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Tag Rugby Gymnastics Athletics


Kwik Cricket

Year Four

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Tag Rugby Gymnastics Athletics


Kwik Cricket

Year Five

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Tag Rugby Gymnastics Athletics


Kwik Cricket

Year Six

Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Tag Rugby Gymnastics Athletics


Kwik Cricket



Swimming is taught throughout the year in every year group at BWJS.  The planning which we follow is based on ability and confidence rather than age.     

Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5
Non-Swimmer & Beginner Improving Improving Advanced Advanced


Physical Education - National Curriculum

The new National Curriculum sets out it aims for Physical Education to ensure all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities 
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time 
  • engage in competitive sports and activities 
  • lead healthy, active lives.   

At Bishop’s Waltham Junior School, every child takes part in at least 2 hours of high quality PE and Sport every week, with the opportunity to extend this through an extensive range of sports clubs. 

Autumn Term

During the Autumn term, children will develop their skills in both First Step Netball (Years 3 and 4) and High Fives Netball (Years 5 and 6) and Tag Rugby.  All children learn the skills needed to be able to play each game through a variety of different practices and small sided games, leading to full games towards the end of the unit with a year group tournament as the culminating event.  Every lesson has an element of competition, as stated in the new National Curriculum. 

Spring Term

During the Spring term, both lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2 will take part in a Winter Sports Tournament to allow the children to showcase their skills and talents in both Netball and Tag Rugby, whilst competing in their House Teams to try and earn points to win the House Team Sports Trophy at the end of the year.

During the Spring term, the children also take part in a dance unit and gymnastics unit of work, where the objectives are linked to the new Curriculum and take into account that pupils must be taught to:

  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and 
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns.

Children work individually and within groups to develop routines which show dynamic movements and linking movements to create flow and fluidity within a routine.  Children who show particular promise and skills in each unit of work are encouraged to share their expertise with others to help the progress of all children.  

Summer Term

Within the summer term, the children focus on Athletics, which is linked to our school sports days (both the Traditional Run-Offs and District Sports) and summer games such as Rounders and Kwik Cricket.  As in the Autumn term, each lesson has an element of competition which builds to a culminating event in the form of a year group tournament.  Children are taught the skills of running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination, making links between all areas of sport.  

Throughout each unit of work, continuous assessment takes place by the class teacher to ensure progression in skills is evident.  These assessment documents are sent up to the child’s next year group to allow for continuity across Key Stage 2 in PE teaching.   

Weekly Swimming Opportunity

The children at BWJS are very lucky to be able to have access to a swimming pool every week and to be taught high quality swimming lessons each week too.  The National Curriculum states that pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres 
  • use a range of strokes effectively 
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. 

The swimming lessons are planned from the ASA Schemes of Work and are based on a 10 week unit of work with continuous assessment carried out throughout the unit of work.  These assessment documents are then sent up to the next year group to ensure skills development in swimming across Key Stage 2.  As the children become more confident in the water, their swimming skills develop and there is scope for Personal Survival lessons to be taught within the summer term.  In addition, the children take part in a year group swimming gala in the summer term to showcase their swimming skills.  In keeping with the new National Curriculum, this also allows the children to take part in the competitive nature of swimming.

Sports clubs at Bishop's Waltham Junior School

We offer a wide range of before and after school sports clubs for our children to join and some of our clubs have links with community clubs in the area who help us with coaching expertise. Some of our clubs run throughout the year whilst others offer a termly course.

Matches in football, netball, cross country, cricket and rounders are played against other schools in the area and we also travel across the cnty when we enter county tournaments. We host the district athletics track events every year and attend the district netball and football rallies at local pyramid schools.

Our school swimming squads train at two early morning sessions every week. Children from years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are invited to attend and have the chance of competing in galas against other schools. We compete in the Winchester schools gala and the English Primary Schools gala every year. Our teams have won the Hampshire rounds of this competition on many occasions and have then competed against schools from central southern England.

The National Curriculum for Physical Education

National Curriculum - Physical Education