PE / School Games

PE / School Games

Physical Education and Sport are a high priority at St. Norbert’s. We recognise that high quality PE has a wider impact on pupil outcomes across the curriculum. 

We work with Evolve to offer specialist PE teaching and support throughout the school day, including during Breakfast Club. We are also able to offer a range of extra-curricular activities at playtimes, lunchtimes and after school. 

The School Games Mark is a Government-led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.

We have consistently acheived silver and gold awards since 2014. In 2019 we recieved our latest gold award. 

The School Games Mark was paused in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic and is being used as a tool for self-evaluation in 2021.

Our Physical Education Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

We believe that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is vital and unique in its contribution to a child’s physical and emotional development and health. 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 needs and abilities. Cross-curricular themes are exploited by using physical education as a vehicle for a wide range of stimulating learning experiences.

Early Years

Pupils in the Early Years are taught about their physical development. We provide opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement.

Children are also taught to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Key Stage 1

Pupils are taught to develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others.

They engage in competitive (both against themselves and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils are taught to:
– master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
– participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
– perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

Gymnastics - Body Management

Games - Locomotion

Interpretive Dance

Athletics

Gymnastics - Floor Exercises

Performance Dance

Gymnastics - Flight

Games - Object Control

Games - Net/Wall

Games - Sending and Receiving

Games - Sending and Receiving


Locomotion


Year 2

Gymnastics - Body Management

Games - Object Control

Interpretive Dance

Athletics

Gymnastics - Floor Exercises

Performance Dance

Gymnastics - Flight

Games - Sending and Receiving

Games - Net/Wall

Locomotion - agility

Locomotion

Athletics

Key Stage 2

Pupils are taught to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.
They are taught to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports, learning how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils are taught to:
– use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
– play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
– develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
– perform dances using a range of movement patterns
– take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
– compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3

Gymnastics - Body Management

Games - Invasion

Interpretive Dance

Athletics

Gymnastics: Floor Exercises

Performance Dance
Gymnastics - Flight

Games - Invasion 2

Games - Net/Wall


Athletics

Games - Striking and Fielding


Athletics

Year 4

Gymnastics - Body Management

Games - Invasion

Interpretive Dance

Athletics

Gymnastics: Floor Exercises

Performance Dance

Gymnastics - Flight

Games - Invasion 2

Games - Net/Wall

Athletics

Games - Striking and Fielding

Athletics

Year 5

Gymnastics - Body Management

Games - Invasion

Interpretive Dance

Athletics

Gymnastics: Floor Exercises

Performance Dance

Gymnastics - Flight

Games - Invasion 2

Games - Net/Wall

Athletics

Games - Striking and Fielding

Athletics

Year 6

Gymnastics - Body Management

Games - Invasion

Interpretive Dance

Athletics

Gymnastics: Floor Exercises

Performance Dance

Gymnastics - Flight

Games - Invasion 2

Games - Net/Wall

Athletics

Games - Striking and Fielding

Athletics

People

PE Subject Leader: Mr AG Dawson

PE Subject Governor: Mr R Pender

Evolve Health Mentor: Miss A Antcliff

Swimming

88% of our current Year 6 cohort can confidently and proficiently swim over a distance of at least 25 metres.

100% are able to use a range of strokes effectively.

94% can perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

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