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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 follow the Lancashire scheme of work for teaching PE, which may be viewed in school on request.

PE curriculum

In 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 3 have swimming lessons throughout the year.


We have Dance and Gymnastics specialist teachers, who support class teachers in the delivery of Dance and Gymnastics units.


During the year, children are given the opportunity to partake in a range of competitive sports including: gymnastics, basketball, netball, football, cricket and rounders tournaments. This allows our children to learn about the importance of respect and fairness as well team work and cooperation.


Throughout the year, Year 3 attend weekly swimming lessons. In these lessons the children are taught basic water safety and the skills needed to be able to swim up to 25 meters.

Outdoor adventurous activities

In Year 5, children have the opportunity to attend a 3 day outdoor adventurous residential visit. During this visit, children will experience activities such as; raft building, tree climbing, high rope activities and water activities. Through these different activities the children will learn important skills such as; team building and cooperation. 


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.

PE News

Keep up to date with the latest competition news and PE events in school.


Tuesday 29th October - BPSSA Jubilee Shield Football tournament

We played 3 matches, unfortunately we did not win any of the matches, however the team played really well throughout.


Tuesday 12th November - EFL Kid's Cup

We played 5 matches, winning 1. The team played confidently across all 5 matches.  


Thursday 23rd January - Girl's Central Venue League Football

This was the girl's first competitive football match against Avondale Primary School and although the girls didn't win, they played really well and represented the school with excellent sportsmanship. 


Thursday 13th February - Girl's Central Venue League Football

The girl's played two matches against the Redeemer and Longshaw, who were very experienced and so were as challenge, however our girls showed resilience and determination throughout the games and were a credit to the school.   

Upcoming events:

Monday 23rd March - Year 5/6 Cross Country 

Friday 20th March - Gymnastics Competition

Thursday 2nd April - Year 5/6 Basketball Competition

Thursday 2nd July - Year 5/6 Rounders Competition

Thursday 9th July - Year 5/6 Cricket Competition 


Physical Education Curriculum Overview 2019-20