Physical Education at St. Mary's
"Intelligence and skill can only function at the peak of their capacity when the body is healthy and strong."
John F Kennedy
PE at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School aims to develop a fun, high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel individual’s abilities in competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities. We will provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. 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. PE at St Mary’s is an imperative element of the curriculum, which develops a need for healthy life styles, a balanced diet, positive growth mind-set and the resilience to persevere with activities that may be once have felt too difficult. We are passionate about the need to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
Pupils at St Mary’s 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. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being for all pupils.
Our children have a secure understanding of the benefits of leading healthy lifestyle. Children are able to know more and remember more about the importance of healthy lifestyles. They progress well throughout each year group and meet NC objectives. They are eager to attend after school clubs and competitive sports events and even the least confident children are keen to attend.