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St John's Catholic

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St John's Catholic

Primary School

Physical Education (PE)

Physical Education at St John's

St John's Catholic Primary School PE Action Plan September 2021

St John's Catholic Primary School PE Policy September 2021

Sports Premium Impact 2020-21

After School Clubs and Curriculum Time Coaching

PE 2021-22 Curriculum Coverage

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.

Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership

St John's works alongside W&FSSP 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. 

2021-22 Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership Sports Premium Offer


Curriculum Time:

Healthy Heads for all classes


After School Clubs:  

KS2Tag Rugby

KS2 Basketball

KS1 Football

KS1 Multi Skills

Football with Fleetwood

Dance with Kathryn and HA



KS1 Multi Skills

Year 3/4 Basketball

Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics

Year 5/6 Football

Poolfoot Affiliation Fee



Lancashire PE Passport Membership

PE Passport Update

Getting to Grips with PE at KS2

Wyre and Fylde SSP PE and School Sport Conference

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 


For many years we have worked hard to ensure that all our children have access to a varied and exciting programme of sport and P.E., both in school lessons and via the extra-curricular programme we offer. 


This was recognised in 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-21 when we received the “Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Award.” This is a very prestigious award that recognises the impact of our sports provision across the school community.


Our children enjoy participation and competition – they work hard and recognise that keeping fit and healthy is a life-long goal. Our P.E. curriculum is broad and balanced, our range of clubs is extensive, we ‘signpost’ talented individuals to different provision and we enter local, regional and national competitions when we can – often successfully.


As a school community we were delighted when the Government announced that every primary school in the country would receive a substantial (and ring-fenced) sum of money that must be used to raise levels of participation and enable all children to make life-long positive choices.

This year (2021-22) our school plans to use the funding (c£18610 per annum).

  • Provide a Wake Up Shake Up morning class for KS1 children to encourage the development of Fundamental Movement Skills. (Cost £900 Sep 2021 – Aug 2022);
  • Broaden access to swimming  – our Year 4, 5 and 6  children will have some swimming experience at the YMCA Pool during this school year;
  • Our Year 6 children will have access to a two night residential visit to Borwick Hall;
  • Welcome coaches from local clubs into school to provide extra opportunities for children at Football – including Fleetwood Town membership enabling access to training sessions and local competitions via Wyre and Fylde School Sports Partnership (Total cost: £1050);
  • Provide Lunch Time sports clubs via Fleetwood Town (Total cost: £2400);
  • Bikeability Training for Year 6 children;
  • Provide staff training in the implementation of the (Sept 2014) National Curriculum for P.E. to ensure that our children continue to access high quality provision. This focus on staff professional development means that we have the capacity to continue to improve in a sustainable way. (Total training costs: £2100 incl supply cover)


  • All Year 4, 5 and 6 children have had the opportunity to swim – for a number this was their first swimming session / lesson. This continued provision will enable more children to be safe and confident in the water.
  • The track has encouraged children to be more active at playtimes and lunchtimes, as well as being a resource to enable children to learn more effectively using the outside provision. The Daily Mile initiatives have led children to a heightened understanding of how to stay fit and healthy.
  • Targeted groups of children (including those who generate Pupil Premium funding) have attended a range of additional clubs and activities (KS1 Football and Archery) and their awareness of physical fitness and health has been enhanced.
  • Staff across the school have a greater understanding of teaching and learning in gym, dance, swimming and outdoor education. This builds capacity for the future.
  • PE lessons are active, engaging and challenging.  The children follow an agreed programme of learning and all are encouraged to achieve well.
  • For a detailed analysis of the whole-school impact of PE and Sport Premium funding, please see below. 
  • Please see below the school's PE Policy for September 2021.

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 Y4 pupils achieving KS2 = 93.3% (28/30 pupils) (end KS2 2019).

In 2018, the % of Y4 pupils achieving KS2 = 92% (23/26 pupils) (end KS2 2020)

In 2019, the % of Y4 pupils achieving KS2 = 90% (27/30 pupils) (end KS2 2021)

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