St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School

Growing Together in Faith, Love and Learning


“But those who trust in the Lord for help will find their strength renewed.  They will rise on wings like eagles; they will run and not get weary; they will walk and not grow weak.” (Isaiah 40:31)


  • Ensure all children enjoy and are engaged with high quality Physical Education & Sport.
  • Provide opportunities to experience a wide variety of sports and physical skills.
  • Enhance and support life-long fitness and healthier lifestyle choices.
  • Develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding to increase confidence and competence.
  • Challenge and promote self-esteem and create a positive mindset.
  • Encourage resilience to persevere with difficult situations or activities.
  • Teach cooperation and collaboration with others to work as part of a team.
  • Experience a supportive environment where effort as well as success is recognized.
  • Support children to enable them to gain confidence in skills, understanding and motivation.
  • Enable links to be formed with local community clubs.
  • KS2 children to are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over 25m.


  • Taught by class teachers & PE specialists.
  • Participate in 2 high quality PE and sporting activities each week covering 2 sporting disciplines each half term.
  • PE programme incorporates a variety of sports, skills and games
  • Progression is built into the programme which ensures children are challenged as they move through the school.
  • EYFS has a strong focus on fundamental movement skills, negotiating space safely within and around others and learning how to handle and use different equipment.
  • KS1 develops fundamental skills further and ball skills and the understanding of defence and attack, using simple tactics, control and flexibility.
  • KS2 develops the above skills further and are applied to specific sports within each half term.
  • The teaching of dance and gym develops flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance.
  • Extra – curricular activities are available for children to engage in during, before and after school.
  • Children in from Year 3 upwards attend swimming lessons at the local swimming pool at least once a year, where they are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of 25m using a range of strokes.
  • Children partake in competitions and development sporting events, encouraging physical development and well-being for pupils.
  • Long term provision map sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year, ensuring all requirements of the national curriculum are met.
  • Identified children who may struggle in PE lessons, engage in our gross motor intervention called Cool Club once a week run by our Sports Coach.


  • Assessment – In all classes, assessment for Learning (AfL) is ongoing and informs future planning. At the end of each topic, teachers/sports coach assess pupils against the standard indicators. This informs end of term assessment.
  • A high number of children achieve the expected standard or higher, and through targeted intervention, those who find P.E challenging are helped to catch up.
  • Improve wellbeing and fitness of all children identified through pupil voice.
  • Provide opportunities to acquire and practice skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone in small groups and in teams to apply skills in chosen activities to achieve high levels of performance.
  • Children learn to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness.
  • Equip children with the necessary skills to develop a love of sport.
  • Motivate children to utilise these underpinning skills in an independent and effective way.



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