Physical Education

Subject Rational 

At St Mary’s our PE curriculum develops pupils’ confidence across a variety of different sports and promotes a life-long love of physical activity. Through our curriculum, the children are able to increase their physical competence and develop an enjoyment of sport. Physical education provides opportunities for the children to work as part of a team, discover new sports and compete competitively. It promotes a positive attitude towards a healthy and active lifestyle.

The children learn how plan, perform and evaluate their performances in order to develop and improve their physical aptitude. They are able to access a range of physical activities and to make choices about how to get involved in life-long physical activity.


How we teach PE  

At St Mary’s we teach PE through one teacher lead lesson and one lead by the coaches at Bristol Sport. PE develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding so that they can perform with increasing confidence over a range of activities. Over the course of the year, they will experience lessons in dance, gymnastics, a range of games, athletics, outdoor orienteering activities and swimming in Y3. For those children who do not reach the 25m distance in Y3, there are catch up sessions to enable this in Y6.

Children are also encouraged to live healthy, active life styles through completing the Daily Mile.

PE Overview

How PE is assessed at St Mary’s 

The children are assessed termly, using a RAGGING system. Children are assessed against the criteria for each specific sport for that term. They are supported to achieve these goals through engaging lessons that are differentiated to meet the needs of individuals. Children are encouraged to Explore, Enjoy and Excel in every aspect of PE.

Evidencing the impact of PE premium