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At St Michael with St John, PE lessons cultivate a positive attitude towards fitness and inspire children to lead an active lifestyle. We are following the programmes of study for PE from the National Curriculum. Detailed schemes of work may be viewed in school on request.


We have a PE specialist teacher who supports class teachers in the delivery of PE and helps to develop our pupils’ involvement in competitive sports. During PE, children are taught skills through games, dance, athletics and gymnastics units. In Key Stage 2, orienteering is also taught. In addition to this, children in Year 5 have swimming lessons throughout the year. These lessons are organised by gender so that girls and boys swim separately.


During the year, children are given the opportunity to partake in a range of competitive sports involving football, rugby, netball, athletics and rounders tournaments. This allows our children to learn about the importance of respect and fairness as well as developing physical confidence.


We have excellent PE and sports facilities at St Michael with St John. Our Galaxy Centre includes a sports hall that we use for PE lessons. We also have our own large Astroturf pitch that is used for outdoor games and competitive sports events.


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Our SMSJ Superstars did amazingly well at the Blackburn with Darwen Boccia competition. It was a great opportunity for the children to compete against other schools and they had a fantastic time. We can't wait for the next tournament!
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Once again, some of our Year 6 children took part in the annual Blackburn with Darwen Tag Rugby tournament. They played brilliantly, winning 2 games and drawing 1. Well done everyone!
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Our Year 5 and 6 netball team competed against schools from our Children's University cluster. Well done girls!
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Our Year 3 and 4 gymnastics team worked really hard with Catherine Crewe to prepare for our gymnastics competition. I was so impressed watching their routines! SMSJ came second overall and one of our gymnasts came third individually. Well done gymnasts!

Physical Education Curriculum Overview 2017-18