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“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity.”

-John F Kennedy


Our Intent

Physical Education (PE) develops pupils’ physical competence and confidence to compete, perform and excel in a broad range of physical activities. Each class receives at least 2 hours of Physical Education per week. Additionally, on days where children do not receive PE teaching, they benefit from partaking in a period of vigorous physical activity (such as ‘The Daily Mile’).

At St. Charles’, it is our aim to facilitate learning and thinking in different ways to suit a wide variety of creative, competitive, co-operative and challenging activities. They learn how to plan, perform and evaluate performances to improve their aptitudes and abilities. We seek to provide a full, varied and interesting PE curriculum which challenges, engages and excites staff and pupils alike. PE is a vital part of our education experience as a whole.

Our Implementation

Enquire: Initially, children enquire about a new sport or activity using focused, key questions. It is important to provide a wide variety of games and various extra-curricular activities to encourage children to find sports which they enjoy and can go on to flourish in.

Explore: Children in Key Stage 1 are taught the skills and aptitudes which are relevant for each area of sport (e.g. dance, invasion games, net and wall activities, etc.). These skills are then built upon in Key Stage 2 alongside the implementation of rules and the values required to participate in both competitive and non-competitive sport.

Express: Knowledge and skills are embedded through a variety of inter and intra-school competitions. This enables pupils to develop the 6 values concerned with the spirit of the game (determination, honesty, respect, passion, self-belief and team-work). We also host fitness activities each year to raise the profile or PE and sport in our school.

Our Impact

By creating a positive and encouraging sporting environment and by putting PE, sport and regular physical activity at the heart of our school life, we are supporting and helping improve the health and well-being of our children and young people, not only now but into their future.


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