St Michael with St John CE Primary School

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Physical Education

Welcome to the Physical Education Page!


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.


BOCCIA Competition

BOCCIA Competition 1
BOCCIA Competition 2
BOCCIA Competition 3
BOCCIA Competition 4
On Monday 20th November our SMSJ Allstars took part in this year's BOCCIA competition at St Bede's High School. The children played brilliantly and were a credit to themselves and our school. They will play in the next round in a couple of weeks time. 

Physical Education Curriculum Overview 2017-18