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PE Curriculum

At St Mary’s children are provided with a range of exciting and challenging sporting activities and opportunities.  Through P.E., children are encouraged to adopt and develop positive attitudes towards sharing, co-operation and competition in active situations. We aim to enhance pupils’ self-confidence and self-esteem through a wide variety of movement experience and cater for individual pupils’ abilities and group skills in a progressive programme which offers stimulating and challenging learning situations.

 

At St Mary’s we aim to provide children with opportunities to:

  • become skilful and intelligent performers;
  • acquire and develop skills in a range of physical activities;
  • learn to select and use skills, tactics and ideas to suit different activities;
  • develop their ideas in a creative way;
  • compete against others, individually and as team members;
  • understand what it takes to try hard, succeed and acknowledge each others success;
  • respond to a variety of physical challenges;
  • focus on improving aspects of own performance;
  • discover their own aptitudes and preferences;
  • understand the need for exercise in their lives; and
  • develop positive attitudes to participation in physical activity.

Our Olympic dance in celebration of London 2012

Sports Teams

Children at St Mary’s are provided with a breadth of sporting activities. Each class is taught field, striking, gymnastic and dance skills throughout the year and their learning is enhanced by a range of professional coaches teaching the children alongside the teacher.  Physical Education is not just provided during lesson time. St Mary’s also offers a range of extra curriculum sports clubs, which include cricket, football, netball and tennis.

The netball team..

The primary National Curriculum document and Policy for PE: