St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School

P.E Curriculum Statement



St Patrick’s Primary School recognises the value of Physical Education (P.E), Physical Activity and School Sports. We fully adhere to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure that 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



Planning is followed using  the PE Passport. Furthermore, it  is  used to teach and assess the children. Knowledge and skills from this passport are informed and  closely linked to the National Curriculum 2014 which enables children to  achieve the  key stage end points highlighted in this document. All children  have the opportunity to participate in PE at their own level of development, with teachers ensuring that lessons cater for individual needs. All children  have the opportunity to participate in PE at their own level of development, with teachers ensuring that lessons cater for individual needs. Knowledge and skills are, therefore, developed systematically with each year group building on previous learning and this enables children to be prepared  for subsequent years. 

P.E. is taught at a minimum  of two sessions a week.  

Our lessons ensure that children:

  • develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.
  • engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
  • apply and develop a broad range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.
  • enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other.
  • develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

*swim confidently over 25 metres and perform safe self-rescue in water.

Physical Activity

The varied curriculum is designed to enable all children to enjoy physical activity and to understand the importance of healthy lifestyles. It  is  planned to utilise cross curricular links and we make good use of the school grounds and community. Resources such as sports coaches with specialist skills and community role models play an important part.

School Sports

Children  experience success or achievement in a range of physical activities and sports. Extensive extra-curricular provision provides challenges and develops key skills. Access to all children is ensured. 

Throughout  P.E., School Sports and Physical activity all children learn in a safe environment and have a foundation for lifelong physical activity, leaving primary school as physically active.



The children complete each key stage with a high proficiency in each aspect of PE. 

Learning is progressive and previous knowledge and skills helps children develop quickly.

Children are aware of the link between physical activity and good mental health and understand its significance as part of a healthy lifestyle. 

The school takes part in and achieves well in a number of sporting activities.


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