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Inspiring all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport


At St Mary’s, we inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. Through good physical education, our school values and a whole-child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. We aid our children in obtaining the values and skills to celebrate and respect the success of others, as well as their own successes.

We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave primary school with the capabilities to flourish in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond.

We educate both our children and families to develop a greater understanding on how to live healthy lifestyles and make healthy choices. We are dedicated to ensuring healthy minds, as well as bodies, and will continue to support our children's well-being. We are building links with local clubs and partnerships within our community to ensure children and families receive the support and knowledge they need.

Key Principles

Our PE lessons are planned using the Get Set 4 PE platform, which aligns with our school values, our whole child approach to PE and the objectives laid out in the National Curriculum. Get Set 4 PE is planned so that progression is built into the scheme which ensures our children are increasingly challenged as they move up through the school.

The curriculum planning in PE is carried out in three phases (long-term, medium-term and short-term).

  • The long-term plan maps out the PE activities covered in each half-term during the key stage. The PE subject leader works this out in conjunction with the curriculum leader, teaching colleagues and pupils in each year group. Together we create a broad and balanced curriculum that is exciting for our children to learn through.
  • Our medium-term plans give details of each unit of work for each half-term. These schemes of work provide an overview of the unit, links to other areas of the National Curriculum and assessment criteria for that unit.
  • The short-term lesson plans provide opportunities for children of all abilities to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding in each activity area.

We offer opportunities beyond the curriculum for children to take place in a variety of competitive teams, clubs and tournaments. They include and have included: District Sports Athletics; School Football Teams; Street Dance Club; Tennis Club; and Netball Club.


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