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Physical Education


St. John’s C of E Combined School recognises the vital contribution of physical education to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development as well as the role it can play in a child’s spiritual, moral and cultural development.

 We aim to provide a broad and balanced P.E. curriculum to allow children to:

  •  develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  •  ensure that pupils are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • engage in competitive sports and activities
  • lead healthy and active lives.


Teaching & Learning

At St. John’s we use the 2016 PE National Curriculum to inform our planning, ensuring that children receive a balanced, well rounded curriculum. This means that pupils in both KS1 and KS2 engage in two hours of high quality PE during the course of each week. In KS1 the curriculum focuses on fundamental movement skills to develop agility, balance and coordination. Curriculum content includes ball skills and team games, gymnastic and dance activities. At KS2 pupils continue 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.

These are taught through a range of units of work including: invasion games, net / wall, and fielding and striking games, gymnastics, dance and athletics. Through these units’ pupils are able to enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other: develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success. The National Curriculum requires all children to swim at least 25 metres before leaving school as well as using a range of strokes effectively and performing self-rescue water-based situations.