At St John Fisher Primary School, we believe that Physical Activity, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe, such as being able to swim, as well as developing skills that can be applied to many sports. We also want to teach children how to collaborate and co-operate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed lifelong values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at St John Fisher Primary School, not only through sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
- PE at St John Fisher Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure, including forest school activities.
- The whole school plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
- Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Children can attend after school sport clubs throughout the academic year.
- Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
- Each year, a small group of Year 6 children are invited to become Sports Play Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities.
- All children across KS2 attend swimming once a week for a 6 week programme. This is timetabled starting with year 6 then moved onto year 5, 4 and 3.
- We are soon to launch the “Daily Mile”, to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day.
School Games Mark
We are delighted to say that we have achieved the School Games Mark Silver Award for the academic year 2021-2022!
PE at St John Fisher
Competitions and Events
Sports Day 2022
We help to motivate children to participate in a variety of sports through quality teaching that is engaging and fun. From our lessons, our children learn to take responsibility for their own health and fitness, many of whom also enjoy the success of competitive sports. We equip our children with the necessary skills and a love for sport. They will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge acquired through PE.
Links to Cultural Capital
Throughout our school, there are many ways in which children become culturally aware. We deliver a wide range of activities to provide experiences and skills for our children. Children are taught about rules for conduct and different roles of different sports. Within PE lessons, pupils are taught to respect equipment and know how to respect cultural differences in sport. They are taught how to win and lose fairly and understand good sportsmanship. Children have a wide range of opportunities to develop good social skills and etiquette related to competitions. At St John Fisher in PE, we teach children how to work as an individual and within a team. Children are taught to express their opinions and to respect others views by making judgements about their own and others performance. Throughout KS1 and KS2, we offer a wide range of extra-curricular and competitive and non-competitive sports, as well as outdoor and adventurous activities, in which children develop self-belief and confidence. By the end of primary school, pupils are confident and clear communicators who can articulate their views and opinions, in a range of situations, thus enabling them to become responsible citizens who enhance the community they live in.