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PE and School Sport

"Don’t aspire to be the best on the team, aspire to be the best for the team!" – Michael Jordan

The Physical Education Curriculum at St Andrew’s is carefully mapped out so that all pupils leave primary school physically active and ensure that they have gained a range of life skills that will positively impact their future.

What does our approach to Physical Education look like at St Andrew’s?

Weekly, pupils at St Andrew’s participate in a minimum of 2 hours high quality PE and sporting activity. Our PE curriculum incorporates a variety of sports alongside general skills that develop the core principles needed for PE. This ensures all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. Our approach is designed to improve physical development as well as well-being. Children are encouraged to participate in active play through our OPAL provision which helps to develop their fitness, stamina and energy levels. We provide regular opportunities for children to engage in extra-curricular activities before, during and after school, in addition to competitive events.

What does success in PE look like?

The aims of our PE curriculum are to develop pupils who:

  • Are willing to practise skills in a range of different situations and sports, alone, in small groups and in teams. Be able to apply these skills to compete and achieve at a high level.
  • Have and maintain a level of physically fitness.
  • Take the initiative and become excellent young leaders – organising, officiating and evaluating what needs to be done to improve.
  • Are able to improve their own and others performance.
  • Have a keen interest in PE – a willingness to participate eagerly and work independently for extended periods of time.
  • Can swim at least 25 metres before the end of year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around the water.