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St Agatha's Catholic

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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.

Useful Links and Resources - an active dance and education website, fun to try at home! 


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 once again with the engagement to the School Games Mark. This covers curriculum PE, extra curricular PE, inter and intra events, leadership opportunities for children and inclusive provision for all children.
Well done and thank you to all children and staff involved in PE this year. This year, we will be applying for the Platinum Kitemark award for PE provisions at St Agatha's.



PE Timetable

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.  









PE Curriculum Overview - Example timetable

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


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 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Y1 IndoorGymnasticsGymnasticsDanceDanceSports Day prep - circuits


Y1 OutdoorAttack. defend, shootAttack. defend, shootCircuits
(multi skills)
(multi skills)
Send and returnSend and return
Y2 IndoorGymnastics Gymnastics DanceDanceOAACountry Dancing
Y2 OutdoorHit, catch, runHit, catch, runAttack. defend, shootAttack. defend, shootRun, jump, throw(Sports Day prep)Run, jump, throw(Sports Day prep)
Y3 IndoorGymnastics Gymnastics DanceDanceSports Day prep - circuitsOAA
Y3 OutdoorTennisInvasion Games (throwing, catching & moving)Tag RugbyTag RugbyStriking & Fielding (Rounders)Athletics
Y4 IndoorGymnastics Gymnastics YogaDanceDanceOAA
Y4 OutdoorFootballBasketballHockeyHockeyAthleticsRounders
Y5 IndoorGymnastics Gymnastics DanceDanceCircuit Training & fitnessIndoor Games
Y5 OutdoorNetballHockeyTag RugbyTag RugbyAthleticsCricket
Y6 IndoorGymnastics Gymnastics DanceDanceSports Day prep - circuitsOAA
Y6 OutdoorTennisNetballBasketball  (Sport Education)Basketball  (Sport Education)AthleticsCricket