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PE at St. Patrick's

At St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School, we know that P.E. is an integral part of our curriculum.

We believe that the subject inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in physically-demanding activities and helps them to become confident in a way which supports their health and fitness throughout their lives. Therefore, we believe that our children should be physically active every day, whether through daily physical activity, P.E. lessons or extra-curricular activities.

We also believe that children should have the opportunity to compete in sport and other activities that build character and help to embed values such as team-work, fairness and respect.

We are very lucky to receive support from Progressive Sports who provide a member of staff to teach one hour of PE alongside the class teacher to each class every week, with the class teachers delivering the second hour. We also have a partnership with Wolves Foundation who offer other sports opportunities, interventions and resilience/wellbeing sessions for us.

We run a range of lunch time and after school clubs that we encourage all pupils to attend regardless of ability. Some clubs are also targeted at certain pupils to make that impact and change to our pupils' health and well-being, as well as targeted clubs for team practise before any upcoming matches / tournaments (when possible).


Key Topics for Each Year (these may change due to Covid-19 restrictions)

We are very proud to have received the School Games Mark 2018 - 2019 GOLD award

About School Games Mark 


The School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.


What are the key criteria?

Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics...


  • Participation - how many young people at your school are being engaged in sporting activity?
  • Competition - how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?
  • Workforce - how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?
  • Clubs - how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?

We are delighted to have received the School Games Mark 2019 - 2020 Recognition and Virtual Award

The criteria we have met this year to receive these awards are as follows:


Recognition Award – for schools who:

  • Achieved any level of School Games Mark last year (18/19) or
  • Attended 2 or more competitions between September and March or
  • Looked on track to achieve School Games Mark this year.


Virtual Award – for schools who:

  • Have had pupils regularly entering School Games Virtual Competitions or
  • Encouraged pupils to stay active at home while not in school.

Physical Education Curriculum Statement


PE at home

There are lots of ways you can still take part in physical activity from the comfort of your own home! Here are some links and ideas that you can access!


Joe Wicks is holding live daily physical workouts on his YouTube channel 9 - 9.30am, however you can still access the workouts at other times throughout the day. is a fantastic website that we use throughout school on a daily basis. You can create your own alien and it will grow and change with the more exercise you do, meaning you unlock more and more dances / physical activities that you can complete. Some of our favourites are 'Banana Banana Meatball', 'Pop Se Ko', 'Run the Red Carpet', 'Bones, Bones, Bones'.   This website has been put together specifically for you to use at home, there are lots of videos linked to workouts, games and activity ideas for you to try- have a look!   Another website that has been created for you to use at home if needed. Included on here are a range of ideas, such as garden games, indoor games, family fitness, gymnastics and dance- take a look!,14SR7,3COPOK,3ZVK2,1#ClubsStartingWithB This site has links to different football clubs around the country that are providing activities for you to try at home. Some are live and others you can do when you want and most of the activities are also linked to other areas of the curriculum, such as Maths.


One Running Movement is a nationwide initiative to get children to #MoveForLife. They are trying to get more children to take up running as a fitness activity and hobby. Have a look at what they have organised below:


Our #MoveForLife Virtual Running offers the opportunity for everyone aged 4 years+ to complete a cumulative Half Marathon distance of 13.1 miles or cumulative Marathon distance of 26.2 miles, over a time frame that they decide. It's not about how quickly the distance can be completed, it is about taking part, having fun, moving and keeping active. 

Once you have signed up and paid the entry fee, £12 pp, you will receive your runner packs which will include all of the following per person taking part:

·  Colour My Miles | A trainer to colour in split into 13.1 or 26.2 parts

·  An A4 Tracker | to track the miles as a family or individual

·  A One Running Movement wristband to be rewarded at 6 or 13 miles

·  A Schools Half Marathon 2020 full “adult” sized medal to be awarded upon completion of 13.1 miles or a Schools Marathon 2020 full “adult” sized medal to be awarded upon completion of 26.2 miles

·  Instructions 

·  Postage to a UK address and packing is included in the price. International postage is available.

·  You will receive all the parts for Schools Half Marathon or Marathon in one package and it will be dispatched within 3-5 working days 

·  There is no maximum limit to the number taking part, minimum being 1 person

There are no time constraints to completing the challenge, children can take as little or as long as they need to. It’s all about having fun, keeping active and moving.


What do our pupils say about their PE learning?


Year 3- 'I really like the enrichment days we do with Mr Daniel. The Glow Dodgeball session was my favourite and all the skills we had learnt in our dodgeball lessons leading up to the day helped me.'


Year 4- 'I enjoy doing the personal challenges at the start of each term and then when we repeat them at the end, we know if we have improved or not. I know that I must always try my best so that I can improve my speed and agility in particular.'


Year 5- 'I like doing activities that aren't so competitive like gymnastics and dance because I feel more confident and then I don't get nervous when I'm asked to demonstrate my routine to the rest of the class or lead a warm up.'


Year 6- 'I love taking part in the sports competitions that we do regularly outside of school. I enjoy seeing children I know from other schools and playing against them. I like going to the lunch time and after school clubs as these help me to prepare and practise for whichever tournament is coming up next.'