St Pius X Catholic Primary School

'Restore all things in Christ'

01229 828406

Schneider Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria LA14 4AA

Subject Leader - Mr H Bolton

Sports Coach -   Mr R Thompson


At St. Pius X we recognise the role that PE has to play in promoting a long term healthy lifestyle which is both enjoyable and fulfilling. PE is used as a vehicle to support both the physical and mental well being of our children. At St. Pius X we aim to provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all of our pupils to succeed through measurable and more importantly achievable objectives, developing the children's self-esteem, confidence and physical prowess. Through lesson time, specialist coaching and our broad range of sports clubs, we support pupils in developing skillful use of the body, the ability to remember, repeat and refine actions and to perform them with increasing control, co-ordination, fluency and safety. At St. Pius X we recognise the vital role PE has to play in the holistic development of the children. We understand that PE, physical activity and school sport make an extensive contribution towards aspects of pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. Therefore, we strive to make the children aware of vital components of PE such as determination, persistence and resilience which we aim to translate in to all other subjects across our broad and balanced curriculum.

“Give thanks to God for the gift of sport, in which the human person exercises his body, intellect and will, recognising these abilities as so many gifts of his Creator” Pope John Paul II


At St. Pius X, we aim for all pupils to be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

St. Pius X PE Long Term Plan

St. Pius X PE National Curriculum Coverage

 Curriculum Coverage.pdfDownload
 PE National Curriculum.pdfDownload
Showing 1-2 of 2

St. Pius X PE Progression Map 

Assessment in PE 

At St. Pius X assessment in an on going process which takes place in every lesson. Assessment is then used by our specialist sports coach to differentiate and modify future lessons. To record assessment and pupils attainment we use a tracking document which cross references national curriculum objectives and our progression outcomes. After each unit of work the specialist PE coach and lead share the data with class teachers to provide information on attainment for each child and identify gaps in learning.

Information for Parents

PE in School 

 Reception: Friday.                                                                                

Year 1: Monday and Wednesday (Swimming: Spring 2).

Year 2: Monday and Wednesday (Swimming: Summer 2).

Year 3: Monday and Wednesday (Swimming: Summer 1).

Year 4: Monday and Wednesday (Swimming: Spring 1).

Year 5: Thursday and Friday (Swimming: Autumn 2).

Year 6: Tuesday and Thursday (Swimming: Autumn 1).

After School Clubs

After school clubs are all currently cancelled due to COVID-19. Further information will be provided following any new government guidance.