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Catholic Primary School


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P.E. at St. Peter’s


At St. Peter’s, our aims, vision and values are at the core of everything we do.

We are guided by the key message of our Mission Statement,


'If we follow Jesus, the world will follow us.'


They define our teaching and learning, and provide an environment which prepares our pupils as confident, capable, resilient and responsible citizens able to enjoy a healthy life to the full.


Our inclusive school community works in partnership to meet the responsibility of developing each child in every way – spiritually, emotionally, academically, physically and socially because each child who is a unique creation of God and loved by God, deserves this.


We deliver the P.E. curriculum through the unique approach of the St. Peter’s Family.


Why is P.E. important at St. Peter’s?

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness, resilience and respect.


The PE curriculum at St Peter’s aims to ensure that all children:


  • P.E. develops children’s competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • Ensures children are physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • Provides many opportunities to engage in competitive sports and activities.
  • Promote and lead healthy, active lives.


What are the key knowledge concepts in P.E. at St. Peter’s?





Racket Games

Track & Field

Balance, agility and co-ordination skills.
Develop flexibility, control and strength.


Perform dance with a range of movement patterns.




Cross Country

Net Games

Invasion Games

Striking & Fielding









 Swimming (KS2)



What are the key P.E. subject discipline skills?

  • All children will develop fundamental movement skills (EYFS/Lower KS1) – travelling, jumping, rolling, stillness, agility and co-ordination.
  • Throughout their P.E. learning children will apply fundamental movement skills and master basic movement skills (Upper KS1/KS2) –, throwing and catching, attacking/defending, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination (poise) and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
  • Children will be able to use these skills in isolation and combination when taking part in competitive games or activities e.g. football, athletics, tennis.
  • To become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns (EYFS/KS1) then continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make more advanced actions and sequences of movement (KS2).
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance across a wide range of sporting activities.
  • Swim confidently over 25m use a range of strokes effectively working towards performing safe, self-rescue in different water situations. (KS2)
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
  • Develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.


Through our P.E. curriculum, children at St Peters will also develop the following personal characteristics:

    • All children work to develop their skills of communication, collaboration and competition with or against each other, in a confident and respectful manner.
    • Apply resilience when partaking in either self or team activities to overcome a range of increasingly challenging situations.
    • Understand the importance of fairness and equality.
    • Be inclusive and encouraging towards all participants when working independently or as a part of a team.
    • Develop confidence and enthusiasm towards maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.


How does St. Peter’s ensure progression in our key knowledge and concepts in P.E.?

  • Knowledge and skill sets are developed throughout each Year group.
  • Children make comparisons to previous experiences of discipline skills.
  • Pupils demonstrate their knowledge and understanding through opportunity to engage with many sporting opportunities – internally and through extra-curricular activities.
  • Children understand the benefits of a healthy and active lifestyle and deepen their knowledge of this through cross curricular learning (PSHE, History, Maths, Science, D&T).
  • Children who are skilful in any discipline of P.E. are given the opportunity to develop their sports leadership skills.


How do we know our children have made progress?

End points

FS children can:

  • Display ability and efforts to develop their co-ordination, control in both large and small movements.
  • Move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.
  • Handle equipment and tools effectively needed for all elements of learning (fine/gross motor skills).
  • Talk about the importance of physical activity.
  • Talk about the importance of healthy choices in relation to food.
  • Manage their personal needs - getting dressed independently.


End points

KS1 children can:

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending.
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.


End points

KS2 children can:

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.
  • Develop and show flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, for example, basketball, cricket, football and apply basic principles for attacking and defending.
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.



In P.E. lessons, as in all aspects of the curriculum, children are true to their faith. This can be summarised through one line taken from our Mission Statement: ‘We are happy when we do our best in our work and play’.