St Elizabeth's Catholic Primary School


Why is PE important?


At St Elizabeth's we believe that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital and unique in its contribution to a pupil’s physical, emotional,  social and mental health development. The physical education curriculum aims to provide for pupils’ increasing self- confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. A balance of individual, team, co-operative, and competitive activities aims to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities.

By the end of EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2, St Elizabeth’s pupils will know how to apply and understand the matters, skills and processes needed in Dance, Gymnastics, Games and Swimming. All children will have two hours minimum PE each week.


When and how is PE taught?

Our planning is based on progressive learning objectives which, combined with varied and flexible teaching styles, endeavour to provide appropriate, stimulating, challenging and enjoyable learning situations for all pupils. The scheme aims to promote an understanding of the many benefits of exercise, through a balanced range of relevant activities. Physical Education is considered as a vehicle to facilitate access to cross-curricular themes and skills, rather than a subject concerned exclusively with the acquisition of motor skills and techniques

The Whole School Overview below maps out when each Physical Education unit is taught: 


How is the Subject Content from the National Curriculum Covered? 

Subject Content National Curriculum Coverage