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Physical Education

Physical Education (PE) at St Peter’s Primary gives children the knowledge and understanding in order to become competent, confident and motivated in PE for the rest of their life. The curriculum is planned progressively to allow children to build on and develop previously learnt skills enhancing these further. In Key Stage 2, all children will be given the opportunity to lead a warm up or cool down in their PE lessons. A variety of sports are taught across KS2 as well as healthy eating, nutrition and wellbeing sessions. Physical Development opportunities in Early Years make positive contributions to children’s development. Sports Coaches, Clubs and Specialist Teachers work with staff at St Peter’s Primary to provide CPD opportunities and ensure teaching is high quality and of value.


Children are naturally physically active and in our Reception class, the children continually develop their fundamental movement skills through both their independent learning and weekly taught PE sessions. Carefully planned independent physical challenges, for example, using bikes, skipping ropes and obstacle courses help children to develop skills such as balancing and jumping. The outdoor learning environment provides an excellent space for children to practice theses skills so that as they move onto the next phase of their schooling, they are prepared to master them. 


Children’s achievements in Physical Education both inside and outside of the school are celebrated during our Celebration Worship and rewarded using Headteacher's Prizes and Dojo Points, whilst sharing successes on the school's social media. Children actively seek to share their achievements and relish the opportunity to explain to the whole school what they had to do.


Children have opportunities to attend PE events throughout the year and represent St Peter’s at PE competitions. The PE Leader holds inclusive events throughout the year for schools across the learning community to attend. We believe that nothing should be a barrier to physical education with everything having the capacity to be adapted. Should children be unable to participate in physical activity, they attend and contribute to lessons.

There are frequent times during the week where children are physically active including, Early Morning Playtime, Active Maths and English lessons, assemblies, break times and lunchtimes and after school clubs.


Due to our demographic, children at St Peter’s swim in Years 3 and 4. Children who have not been successful in swimming 25 meters at the end of Year 4 attend top up sessions in Year 6.



‘Live hopefully, learn joyfully and love each other’


‘And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love’ (1 Corinthians 13:13)

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