Kents Hill Road, Benfleet, Essex SS7 5PS


Mr Michael Thomas

Kents Hill Junior School




At Kents Hill Junior we believe that through Physical Education our children will learn to:

  • Succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities.
  • Become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness.
  • Use opportunities to compete in sport and other activities to build character and help embed values such as fairness and respect.
  • Develop an enjoyment of, and a positive attitude to the subject in school.

There are 8 areas of teaching at KS2:

  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Invasion Games
  • Striking and Fielding
  • Net and Wall
  • Athletics
  • Swimming (Year 4 and Year 5 based on the ASA swimming charter)
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities (including a mini expedition in Year 6)

P.E lessons are provided on a twice weekly basis throughout the school, and are taught using a variety of different resources, including the Val Sabin schemes of work. Activities are  are planned in such a way as to encourage full and active participation for the duration of every lesson.


As well as PE lessons, we also have a Healthy Living short course: pupils attend a series of lessons taught by a specialist teacher every day for half a term.  The aim is to ensure all pupils have a thorough understanding of how to lead an active and healthy lifestyle.  As part of this programme of study, pupils learn about:

  • Food and exercise (including how to measure and improve fitness levels)
  • First aid (including CPR)
  • Team-building and outdoor and adventurous activities
  • The human body (including learning about bones, muscles and how our organs work)

Our specialist teacher also supports the teaching of our PE and Games curriculum.

In addition to this, we offer a range of opportunities to ensure pupils are as active as possible throughout the school day including:

  • Before and after-school extra-curricular provision
  • Exercise at the start of every school day
  • Active learning within all curriculum lessons
Outdoor Learning
Outdoor Learning