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PE Kit & Outdoor Learning Term 1 2021/2022


Please ensure that your child wears their PE kit to school when scheduled as of Monday 6th September.


Most classes, but not all, also have Outdoor Learning timetabled- the timetable will vary throughout the year. If this is the case, your child should wear their PE kit but also bring a pair of wellies/ old shoes and waterproofs to school. Most of the time, your child will have a separate PE lesson and Outdoor Learning session within the same day. In order to give sufficient time for parent/ carers to prepare for this, it isn’t an expectation until W/C Monday 4th October 2021. Please note that we do hold a stock of waterproofs and wellies for families that may find the cost prohibitive.


The children in Mangrove Class (Y5) will need to bring their swimming kit each Wednesday this term. Their first session is Wednesday 15th September. In the meantime, they should attend school in their PE kit on Wednesday 8thth September whilst they wait for swimming to start.


YR:     Monday & Tuesday. Reception children to begin wearing PE kit to school W/C Monday 20th September.


Y1:     Tuesday & Thursday (Outdoor Learning)

Y2:     Wednesday & Thursday (Outdoor Learning)


Y3:     Kauri- Wednesday & Friday (Outdoor Learning)

           Hawthorn- Thursday & Friday (Outdoor Learning)

Y4:     Wednesday (Outdoor Learning) & Friday

Y5:     Maple- Wednesday & Thursday morning

           Mangrove- Wednesday (Swimming) & Thursday


Y6:     Aspen- Monday & Friday (Outdoor Learning)

          Willow- Tuesday & Friday (Outdoor Learning)


P.E Uniform

  • Red T-shirt with Birdwell logo or plain.

  • Red sweatshirt with Birdwell logo or plain.

  • Black jogging bottoms, black leggings or black shorts – Please note that these must be plain. Logos or football badges are not acceptable.

  • Sports trainers (any colour). Please note in reception these must be Velcro or self fastening. No laces.

PE & Sport Team


We are pleased to announce that the selection process for Sport Council members, PE Monitors & Playground Leaders for the academic year 2021/2022 is under way. Pictures and news about the progress made will follow soon... 



The children in Y3, Y4 & Y5 will have their turn to swim on Wednesday afternoons at Backwell Leisure Centre. If your child is going swimming they will need: a swimming costume/ trunks above the knee, a towel and goggles. Long hair will need to be tied back. 


Term 1: Year 5 Mangrove

Term 2: Year 5 Maple

Term 3: TBC

Term 4: TBC

Term 5: TBC 

Term 6: TBC


Should your child still be working towards obtaining these skills after completing Y5, they will be invited to continue going swimming in Y6. 


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 [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations


House Colours:


Jupiter -  Green

Mars -  Red

Neptune - Blue

Saturn -  Orange

Venus -  Purple

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