Coxhoe Primary School

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Physical Education


Pupils have two hours of PE timetabled per week through which we develop core skills to enable children to become well rounded sportsmen and women as set out in the new National Curriculum. Children are given the opportunity to swim during KS2 and we aim for all pupils leaving the school to be able to swim at least 25m. All pupils also have the opportunity to complete the National Cycling Proficiency scheme in KS2.

All pupils take part in a range of tournaments and sports festivals both within school (Intra-competitions) between year groups and with other schools (Inter-competitions). Find out more about our Intra and Inter competitions below.


Schemes of work, lesson plans and ideas for teaching P.E.

Playground games for children to try outside.


Long Term Plans

PE Policy

Action Plan

Swimming Data

School Sports Organising Crew

In the table below you can find out about our amazing School Sports Organising Crew for this year. We have lots of exciting things planned for the year ahead.


Cross Country Final

A huge well done to all of those who represented the school at the County Cross Country Finals. In 'proper' cross country conditions with hills, wind and rain, the boys team managed to finish in 8th place and included some outstanding individual performances. Great effort everyone.

Sportshall Athletics Final

Well done to all of those who took part in the Sportshall Athletics Final at Sunnydale. They did amazing to finish 5th in the finals. Everyone gave their all and impressed with their all-round effort. Keep it going.


Netball League

We are proud to announce that the netball team have won the league title! The team were outstanding across the three weeks and went into the final undefeated, before claiming a 2-1 victory in the final. Well done to all of those involved.

Sports Day

What a fantastic week of sports at Coxhoe Primary! Teamwork was the aim of the game, whether cheering on the their teammates or just giving their best, everyone did themselves proud. The sweltering conditions didn't stop them from showing their running, jumping and throwing skills as they strived to score points for their team and achieve personal bests. The KS2 events were rounded off with an exciting relay finish which helped Bamburgh up to second in the table, behind the winners Alnwick. Also, a huge well done to Walkworth for winning the KS1 competition.

County Athletics

It was a huge achievement to reach the finals and Coxhoe had another fantastic day at Shildon Athletics track.  Competing against the best athletes from around 250 schools in County Durham, they gave their all and produced excellent performances. These contributed to the Sedgefield Partnership winning the Team event!


Primary Olympics

There really is no stopping Coxhoe. In total, 50 children took part in a range of sports and each team came back with a medal. There was a big emphasis on team games and none of the medals would have been possible without the help of each member of the team. Any success was particularly hard-earned in what was a sweltering day. Who knows? We might have some Olympians in the making. Great job everyone!


Sedgefield Dash

Huge crowds enjoyed a fantastic evening of sporting action at Hardwick Park in Sedgefield. The whole team did amazing and gave nothing short of their best all night. In total there were 24 events and Coxhoe came away with medals in 12 of those events. It was also great to see members of the team cheering on their teammates during their events. Well done again, you were a credit to the school.

Coxhoe host Thornhill in Sports Festival

What a fantastic day! Boys and girls in Classes 6, 7 and 8 had the opportunity to take part in running activities, mini - tennis and football in an inter-school competition, held on the school playing fields. Everyone represented the school with great pride and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. Thank you to Mrs Adair for putting on refreshments for everyone and to Coxhoe United for letting use their goalposts. The event has a huge success and we hope to return to Thornhill for a fixture soon.


All Stars Cricket

All Stars Cricket led by Durham County Cricket Club visited Coxhoe Primary. Astro helped children in Classes 3, 4 and 5 try different Cricket skills in a taster session. The children had lots of opportunity to take part and experience the game of Cricket. If your child is interested in the sport, then sign-up with All Stars Cricket which is taking place this summer at lots of local cricket clubs including, Sedgefield, Tudhoe, Mainsforth and Durham City.

Gymnastics Carousel

Children from Year 3 and 4 got the chance to take part in a range of gymnastic activities. Children practised vaulting, tumbling and acrobatics at Newton Aycliffe Leisure Centre - led by Athena. They gave 100% in everything they did and demonstrated a huge range of skills. It was great to see the children's fearless approach and 'have a go' attitude. 

Coxhoe Crowned League Champions

The A team added to their success in the cup by defending their league title - the third time in four seasons! After a hard-fought draw in their first game they won the next six matches in a row to lift the shield on a stormy evening. The team showed excellent team spirit throughout and thoroughly  deserved their success. Same again next year!

Dance Festival

Coxhoe got on their dancing shoes as part of the 2018 Dance Festival. Classes produced some outstanding performances to a range of themes from Freestyle to Charlston and Latin to Ancient Egypt. Class 6 were crowned champions for there excellent Charlston and will go onto represent the school at the Sedgefield Dance Festival.

Gymnastics Festival

Coxhoe held its annual Gymnastics Festival and Class 7 have wrote recounts on their festival experience.

When I arrived in the hall I was tingling of excitement. Excitedly I skipped to my space and gazed around the cramped room. Suddenly, the first wasn’t us. We watched the other performers sparkle. Next I thought it was class 11 but it was us. I was excited. I jumped up and walked gracefully to my space. We were all waiting for the sports crew to start the music…


Yesterday when I came into the hall I noticed that the hall seemed bigger. I was excited when I arrived in the big hall. Just then, I was full of excitement. Next, I skipped in the hall. When I sat down I heard people talking and chattering. I could see blue mats, children and teachers. I skipped and… I slipped on something and nearly tripped over onto Leah’s back. It was Class 6’s turn to show theirs. They were dancing to ‘Do you want to build a snow man?’. It was cool. Magically after that it was our turn…


Just then we walked into the hall nervously but happily. Everyone was having a chat to each other. Moments later the first class was announced!.... but it was Class 6. After, we waited anxiously for the next class to perform then they announced it was Class 9! Then it was Class 10`s turn. All of the performances had being brilliant. Then without warning, it was our turn! We speedily went into our spaces…