PE @ St Mary's

At St Mary's we focus on developing the whole child and with that in mind, we put a great focus on Physical Education and developing Healthy Lifestyles. Our pupils are able to partake in a huge range sporting opportunities and competitions. Within school time, each year group enjoys several sports festivals alongside other feeder schools and DSAT schools. We have coaches from Arches who come in each half term to work alongside the classroom teachers to deliver high quality, exciting PE lessons. Outside of school of the school day, all children have the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of after school clubs, such as Multi-Sports, football, netball, gymnastics, American Football, dancing, fencing, tag-rugby and many more, which change on a regular basis. As well as the traditional games and sports, pupils in Year 4 also attend weekly swimming sessions.

To read our Physical Education Policy, please click here. 

The Sports Premium

The Curriculum

Each year the school receives PE and Sports Premium funding from the DfE, with the purpose to increase physical education, active lifestyles and sports for all primary school pupils

Please see below to see how we have spent our funding. 

Sports Premium Funding 2020-2021

Sports Premium Funding 2019-2020

Please see how we have evidenced the impact of the funding.

Each year group will have PE for one afternoon each week. They will come to school in their PE kit that day- this allows us to maximise the time so children are active for longer. 

The classroom teacher delivers most PE lessons, although sometimes a specialist sports coach comes into school to deliver high quality lessons. 

Below explains what area of PE and School Sports will be taught each term.

Progression of Skills and Knowledge

Physical Education Passport

School Swimming

Each year, the pupils in Year 4 attend weekly swimming sessions for part of the year. Our results for the current Year 6 pupils can be found here.