Subject Leader - Mr H Bolton
Sports Coach - Mr R Thompson
PE Curriculum Intent Statement
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 follows and fulfils the National Curriculum requirements. PE at St Pius X is supplemented by the Cambridge Scheme of work which is coherently sequenced and planned, providing both a clear progression of skills and a framework that can be adapted to meet the needs of all children.
Through an ambitious curriculum, lesson time, specialist coaching and our broad range of sports clubs, we support pupils in developing a skilful use of the body. At St. Pius X, we aim for all pupils to be physically literate and to have the knowledge, skills and cultural capital necessary to enable them to succeed in a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
At St. Pius X we also recognise the vital role PE has to play in the holistic development of the children. As a Catholic school we believe that our faith underpins our teaching and learning. This means that we embed core Gospel Values such as love, compassion and respect in every lesson. Finally, we understand that PE, physical activity and school sport make an extensive contribution towards aspects of pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development and so 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
Long Term Plan
National Curriculum Coverage
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
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.
In the last year we have been put in 3 national lockdowns. At St Pius X we saw an opportunity to adapted our curriculum to meet the needs and opportunities of our children, to use PE as a vehicle for mental well being as well as physical health and education.
We used a variety of resources available to us such as our specialist sports coach teaching live lessons, Joe Wicks and we even created our own physically active well being day called 'Fitness Family Friday'. Both the staff and the children have learned how vital Physical Education and Physical Activity are in keeping a positive mental attitude. Below you will find some examples of children participating and enjoying physical education.
Enrichment and Cultural Capital
We aim to constantly improve our enrichment and cultural capital offering in PE. Currently, the the subject is enhanced by the following:
- Sponsored Run/Walk
- Active Travel Week
- Walk to School Week
- Community Walk (Autumn - How Tun Woods, Spring - Easter Mass at Church, Summer - Beach)
- Swimming Gala
- Furness Games Organiser Events Timetable
- Inter School Competitions
- Key Steps Gymnastics
- Hoops Basket Ball
- National Skipping day
- Sports Leaders (Y6)
- House Captains (Y2 & Y6)
- Playtime Buckets
- Targeted Lunchtime Activities with Sports Coach
- Fixed Equipment (Adventure Trails)
- Sports’ Day
- Coniston Day Trip and Residential
- Year 4 Indoor Skii Trip
- Barrow AFC in the Community Sessions
- Grass Roots Links
- End of Year Laser Quest