All children receive at least 2 hours of PE per week, which is timetabled with either their class teacher or our Sports Coach, Mr Priest. These lesson provide a range of challenging activities delivered to a high quality. We cover a range of sports including:

  • Basketball
  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Football
  • Dance
  • Hockey
  • Kwik-Cricket
  • Tag rugby

Within our PE lessons we aim to:

  • Follow a sequential, developmental curriculum that progressively builds on past experiences and incorporates new experiences when children are ready.  

  • We aim to make sure all our lessons are as much fun as possible so that children enjoy and look forward to PE, both at primary and when they start at secondary school. 

  • Physical education is a moving experience.  We aim to find ways to actively engage all children in moderate to vigorous physical activity for the majority of every lesson. 


  • In addition to being actively engaged, children also need plenty of opportunities to practice the skill or concept being taught that day.  Our quality PE curriculum  will provide many practice opportunities, sometimes alone, sometimes with a partner and sometimes during small sided games in groups.

  • We aim to plan lessons so that our children of all abilities have high rates of success.  When children, particularly unskilled pupils experience success, they are more likely to continue practising and working to improve than when they fail continually.

  • We try to promote successful learning experiences in a warm environment in which children are encouraged to practice new skills and improve their fitness levels without feeling embarrassed.

 The new National PE Curriculum (in England) came into force in September 2014.  To view a copy of the current Primary School National Curriculum PE programmes of study, please click here

For more information on PE and Sports at St John's, please see our Sports and PE funding page. You can access this my clicking on the link below. Thank you. 

PE and Sports 

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26 Feb 2018, 04:12