St Anne's Catholic Primary School

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St Anne's Catholic Primary School

a Voluntary Academy


P.E. at St Anne’s School

Subject Leader Mrs C Simons

"With Christ In Our Hearts We Live Life To The Full."


As a 'School of Health' we support all pupils to understand and enjoy being physically active individuals and to encourage and support others to be the same, through a high quality PE, School Sports and Physical Activity (PESSPA) curriculum.

Inspired by our school motto “I have come that they may have life and have it to the full,” (John 10;10) here at St Anne’s school, using key elements of our Catholic character curriculum, we aspire to develop individuals who believe they can achieve anything with resilience, confidence, respect, responsibility and a love of learning. We want our pupils to be happy, healthy and ready to learn.

Every pupil will have the opportunity to develop and improve their physical literacy; to participate in, be challenged and to enjoy success in a wide range of safe sporting and physical activities, which will have a positive impact not only on their physical but also their emotional, spiritual, social and moral well being. We want them to leave our primary school successfully equipped with the knowledge, skills, motivation and understanding necessary to enjoy lifelong participation in physical activity together with a happy, healthy lifestyle.



The aim of PESSPA at St. Anne’s is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. The inclusive PE curriculum is dynamic, varied, fun and unique; designed to meet the requirements of the key skills in the National Curriculum and the needs of our pupils, enabling them all to build upon prior experience and to apply knowledge and skills more fluently and with confidence. All classes are timetabled two hours of high quality PE with additional daily opportunities to participate in structured and stimulating physical activity.  All pupils in Year 5 / 6 receive swimming lessons. 

Physical education is key in developing positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle and our PE curriculum is enhanced by competitions and enrichment opportunities, as these bring valuable experience especially for those children who may not have access to them. All classes enjoy regular, structured activities and games during the lunchtimes. There are opportunities to be active throughout the school day, including the Daily Mile and yoga,  which not only improve our children’s physical and mental health and wellbeing but also help to meet the government target of all children being physically active for 60 minutes a day; with 30 minutes of this activity at school.

All pupils are encouraged to take part in a range of regular extra curricular clubs and they have the opportunity to participate in local sporting competitions and festivals.

Our curriculum provides a coherent sequence of learning and coverage of the National Curriculum and key hysical literacy skills needed for our learners to develop to their full potential.

PE Curriculum Map

PE Curriculum Document

PE Knowledge and Understanding

PE Skills Progression - Games

PE Skills Progression - Fundamental Movement Skills

PE Skills Progression - Dance

PE Skills Progression - Gymnastics 


Pupils in Upper Key Stage 2 are seen as role models by the rest of the school and can take an active lead in promoting healthy lifestyles, teamwork and communication by applying to become Sports Leaders who have the responsibility for inspiring the younger children to enjoy collaborative games at break times and also helping to run and promote events, such as sports day.



At St. Anne’s we aim to inspire our future generations to lead happy, healthy, fulfilled lives successfully equipped with  the knowledge, understanding and desire to take personal responsibility for living fit and healthy  lives. Our PESSPA curriculum at our school aims to enthuse pupils with fun, engaging and broad physical and mental experiences which will lay solid foundations to build on for their future.

We ensure that our PE curriculum is progressive and allows children to develop fundamental skills and apply them to a variety of sports and activities. All children are provided with the skills and given opportunities to demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best. Our pupils are physically active and this has positive implications on their learning in the classroom. Children understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle and understand the importance of exercise.

Key stage 1 

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. 

Key stage 2 

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.