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P.E. Curriculum Intent:

At St. Mary’s, we aim to develop our pupils physical literacy through nurturing a positive and meaningful relationship with movement.

We strive to ensure our pupils...
- are passionate, engaged and enthusiastic students.
- have the opportunity to experience a balanced and varied curriculum, allowing students to participate in a wide variety of activities covering invasion, racket, striking and fielding and athletics.
- develop a lifelong love of sports and physical exercise.
- make positive informed choices around their health, well-being and diet – inspiring them to lead an active lifestyle for life.

P.E Curriculum: Implementation

The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of P.E.
• The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance. • High levels of physical fitness.
• A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
• The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
• The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others. • Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
• A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
• The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.

A St. Mary's Pupil has:

• A firm foundation in the fundamental movement skills, which pupils will build on to develop a life -long enjoyment of physical activity, healthy living and wellbeing.
• A greater appreciation of the importance of physical activity in promoting their health, happiness, and well-being.
• Regular opportunities to participate in physical activity, developing their skills and overcoming challenges in a supportive and fun environment.
• Enhanced resilience and development of their interpersonal and problem-solving skills.

P.E. Curriculum Progression:

P.E. at St. Mary's:

Sports Coach:

To support our pupils in their journey to a positive relationship with movement and exercise, we have strengthened our teaching team with a specialist sports coach.  Our coach delivers lessons throughout key stage 1 and key stage 2 on all areas of the curriculum. 
 

Competitions:

All staff receive regular progressive CPD, ensuring  they are highly skilled and knowledgeable in delivering high quality P.E.

Competition:

At St Mary's, we provide extra curricular opportunities for children to participate in competitive and inclusive tournaments with other schools. These experiences prove invaluable in showcasing the children's abilities, deepening their knowledge, skills and developing confidence.

Awards:

We are delighted to announce that we, St. Mary's, have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2023/24 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our sporting achievements this year include: Participation in a wide variety of inter school sports competitions, football, netball, basketball, gymnastics, cricket, multi-sports, dodge-ball to name a few. Each competition offered our children the opportunity to develop their physical literacy, sports skills, team building, communication, confidence and tactics within games.

With a total of young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks to:
The children of St. Mary's who are motivated and dedicated to sport and representing our school, Mrs Michalik and Mrs Pritchard for facilitating our participation in these events. None of this would have been possible without our P.E. Lead: Mrs Boyce who has unbounded energy for all children to be active and participate in sports.

We look forward to applying once again in 2025!

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