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Physical Education (PE)

At St Agatha's School we believe that PE plays an essential role in young children's lives. Our commitment to promoting PE has led to us achieving a Gold Kite Mark Award for the past two years for the quality of PE, extra-curricular sports’ clubs and participation in competitive events.

As well as improving your child’s physical health it also improves their mental wellbeing and the high quality physical education that we provide promotes fitness and positive attitudes. PE also encourages personal and social skills, such as self-confidence, leadership and an understanding of the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle.

Your child will learn the fundamentals of physical education such as hand and foot-eye co-ordination, fine and gross motor skills, teamwork skills and problem solving. These will be learnt through both indoor activities of dance, gymnastics and circuit training and also through outdoor games including Tennis, Football, Rugby, Netball, Hockey, Cricket, Rounders, Basketball and Athletics. Please see the school PE curriculum for more information.

As a school we attend up to 30 sporting events each academic year, providing our young people with the opportunity to compete and achieve their personal best. These include borough competitions, festivals, as well as fixtures against other schools.

Sporting Events

We strive for all KS2 students to attend at least one event throughout the year but, as you can imagine, this can be difficult due to the number of events we can attend and the type of events on offer. For your information, we choose students based on: 

Competitive Events:

  • PE grades
  • trials where possible

Festival Events:

  • effort in PE class
  • teacher recommendations

Thank you for supporting your child if they do not get chosen to attend an event this year and thank you to all the parent volunteers who support us in travelling to events as we could not take part without you. 

All KS2 children take part in the intra school sporting competitions held throughout the year.

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During the past two years of uncertainty, St Agatha's has continued to promote and prioritise being physically active in school as we recognise the important role it has for children's wellbeing. As a result, we have been awarded the PLATINUM standard by the School Games Mark. The platinum award is provided after obtaining five 5 years of Gold standard. This covers five key areas: 
1.    The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.
2.    The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school       improvement.
3.    Increase confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
4.    Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
5.    Increased participation in competitive sport.
For the Platinum standard we demonstrated how we have embedded positive experiences of competition into our PE offer and how this has made a difference to our uptake in sporting events.
Well done and thank you to all children, staff and parents involved in PE this year.

PE Timetable - Spring Term 2024

Your child should come to school in their PE kits on the days they are having PE 
Please see the timetable below.
* PE days are subject to change. Parents will be informed if this happens.  

Class Indoor Outdoor
Robins Tuesday Friday
Hummingbirds Tuesday Friday
Larks Tuesday Friday
Doves Thursday Friday
Kingfishers Thursday Friday
Swifts Wednesday Thursday
Swallows Wednesday Thursday
Eagles Wednesday Monday
Kestrels Wednesday Monday
Herons Friday  Wednesday
Swans Friday Wednesday
Pelicans Monday Tuesday
Flamingos Monday Tuesday

PE Curriculum Overview - Example timetable

* Note that at this time, certain activities in the PE timetable are unable to take place.  

Reception

Physical development - Moving and handling: 

Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.

They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively.

Health and self-care:

Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and healthy diet and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe.

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Y1 Indoor Dance Dance Gymnastics Gymnastics Dance

OAA

Y1 Outdoor Attack, defend, shoot Attack, defend, shoot Circuits
(multi skills)
Send and return Athletics Hit, catch, run
Y2 Indoor Dance Dance Gymnastics Gymnastics OAA Country Dancing
Y2 Outdoor Attack, defend, shoot Attack, defend, shoot Circuits
(multi skills)
Send and return Athletics Hit, catch, run
Y3 Indoor Dance Dance Gymnastics Gymnastics Badminton OAA
Y3 Outdoor Intro to Netball Football Tag Rugby Tag Rugby Athletics Rounders
Y4 Indoor Dance Dance Gymnastics Gymnastics Badminton OAA
Y4 Outdoor Netball Football Basketball Basketball Athletics Rounders
Y5 Indoor Dance Dance Gymnastics Gymnastics Badminton OAA
Y5 Outdoor Tennis Netball Tag Rugby Tag Rugby Athletics Cricket
Y6 Indoor Dance Dance Gymnastics Gymnastics Badminton OAA
Y6 Outdoor Tennis Netball Basketball 
Sport Education

Basketball

Sport Education

Athletics Cricket