‘Physically educated persons are those who have
learned to arrange their lives in such a way that the
habitual physical activities they freely engage in make adistinctive contribution to their wider flourishing.
James MacAllister


St Mary's Primary School recognises the value of Physical Education and aims to provide a curriculum that will inspire, engage and challenge all pupils, enabling them to progress and achieve their full potential. We fully adhere to the aims of the national curriculum for physical education to ensure all pupils:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Are physically active for a suatained period of time
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities
  • Lead healthy, active lives

PE is a vital component in the development of children’s physical and emotional health and well-being. PE enables children to learn and develop confidence, perseverance, sportsmanship, positive competitiveness and organisation. At St Mary’s, we encourage the children to demonstrate the school values in physical education by being courageous when applying and developing a broad range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways. Additionally, the children demonstrate curiosity when developing fundamental movement skills and become increasingly competent and confident; able to access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. We promote positive behaviour and encourage the children to be caring towards each other’s when engaging in competitive and co-operative activities. We are committed to establishing links with local clusters, secondary schools and extra-curricular activities promoted by the school, which enables children from all key-stages the ability to participate and gain a sense of achievement from a broad range of sports. To view our PE curriculum, please click the links below:

EYFS_KS1 Curriculum map

KS2 Curriculum Map


Our PE provision has a positive impact on pupils' health, wellbeing and social development, as well as their academic progress. Pupils at St mary's are physically active, confident and knowledgeable about the benefits of exercise.Throughout the lessons, pupils develop social skills such as teamwork, leadership, communication and respect for themselves and others. The Get Set 4 PE scheme has clear success criteria for each lesson enabling staff to identify skills acquires and plan future lessons to build on those skills. children are encouraged to peer assess, offering constructive feedback to aid further development during each lesson.

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  • royal
  • dolphin
  • sheep
  • heart
  • balls
  • butterfly