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The Teaching of PE at St Mary and St Benedict

St Mary and St Benedict CP School aims to provide high quality physical education that inspires an active generation to enjoy PE, encourage each other and achieve. We provide a safe and supportive environment for children to flourish in a range of different physical activities which is essential in supporting their physical, emotional, spiritual, social and moral development. Our children will have opportunities to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


Our Aims

  • develop motor skills, acquire necessary knowledge through physical activities and cultivate positive values and attitudes
  • are physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • engage in competitive sports and activities.
  • lead healthy, active lives.
  • develop a sense of personal achievement, fair play, teamwork and an understanding of the ways in which sport can       transcend social and cultural boundaries.
  • acquire good health, physical fitness and bodily coordination through participating regularly in physical activity
  • develop pupils understandings of the way in which equipment might be used.
  • develop physical mobility and flexibility



The Teaching of PE

Pupils at St Mary and St Benedict RC School participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities.  Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. Get Set 4 PE is used as a key resource for planning and delivery. 


During curriculum time the children experience the following activities delivered by trained coaches and school staff.

· Multi skills

· Rugby

· Swimming (Year 4 + catch up)

· Gymnastics

· Basketball

· Handball

· Cricket

· Dance

· Athletics


As a school we offer the following after school clubs:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Martial Arts
  • Street Dance /Gym
  • Tennis
  • Cross Country
  • Tag rugby
  • Hockey


In addition to this we provide opportunities for children to compete in sporting events throughout the year. We have an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development and competition but also promoting well-being for all pupils.


Assessment, recording and reporting:

Assessment and pupil attainment is a continuous process and is integral to all teaching and learning. Pupils' attainment is recorded and reported to parents each term in their termly reports. This is achieved through direct observation of the individual pupils work on a given task.


The National Curriculum Programme of Study for PE