Physical Education (PE)
Physical Education is vital for all. It is important to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physically-demanding activities.
Opportunities to compete in sports and other activities build character and confidence, and help the children to embed values such as fairness and respect.
At St. John’s we aim to develop:
1. competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities;
2. children's perseverance to be physically active for sustained periods of time;
3. children's engagement in competitive sports and activities;
4. healthy and active lives for all children.
St. John’s Physical Education curriculum follows the Primary PE Passport Application, established by Lancashire County Council. The App provides hard copies of a variety of PE plans that follow the National Curriculum.
We are a member of the Wyre and Fylde partnership (W&FSSP) who organise inter-school competitions in which we attend with much success.
What our children think about Physical Education
"I like running really fast when I play games like Football." Sonny
"It's exciting when we Dance with Kathryn." Olivia
"It's important to warm up to get the blood and oxygen around our bodies." Leon
"I enjoy improving in my favourite sport, like rounders and cricket." Harry
Our PE Notice Board and Achievements
Rob from Fleetwood Town has been joining Reception class every Thursday to teach them about the importance of staying healthy. Reception complete some written work in class first, and then head outside to do some different exercises and games with Rob.
Year One Yoga After School Club
Laura from the Yogi Group has been carrying out Yoga sessions with some of our Year One children. They have learnt different poses and words commonly used in Yoga, such as 'namaste' and the tree pose. The children have shared some of these poses with their classmates, and now Year One have daily 'Brain Breaks' in class.
Year 4 Mini Tennis Competition Success
Congratulations to our Year 4 Tennis team who competed in the Mini Tennis Red Competition on Friday 13th June and came second! Well done, Year 4!
During the Summer term, Kathryn from Phyliss Davies School of Dance has been joining teachers to provide Dance CPD. She has helped teachers to create a Dance based on their class focus this term. The EYFS and KS1 children have developed their skills of performing a dance using simple movements, and KS2 children have danced using a range of movement patterns. The dances will be performed outdoors later this term.
Jake from Fleetwood Town joined some Year 2 children after school to help them develop their Football skills. They learnt how to develop their skills of running, agility and co-ordination, and learnt how to apply these in a game of football.
Swimming and Water Safety
We provide swimming instruction in Key Stage 2. In particular, pupils are taught to: swim competently, confidently, and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m; use a range of strokes effectively; perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
In 2017, the % of pupils achieving KS2 = 93.3%.
In 2018, the % of pupils achieving KS2 = 92%.
In 2019, the % of pupils achieving KS2 = 90%
The Daily Mile at St John's
All classes take part in the Daily 'Mile' - walking/ jogging/ running for ten minutes every day. The health benefits of a physically active lifestyle are well documented. There is a large amount of evidence to suggest that regular physical activity can help to prevent and treat many different conditions such as cancer, heart disease and diabetes. It also supports children’s mental health and wellbeing, and can improve academic attainment.
Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership
St John's work alongside WSSP to promote outstanding after school sports clubs for children of all ages to enjoy, as well as encouraging us to participate in many school competitions and matches.