Physical Education

PE Coverage Document

This document shows the Core Knowledge, Wider Knowledge and Skills each year group cover.

Core knowledge is the key knowledge that builds year upon year to build strong physical education development. The wider knowledge builds our children’s cultural capital and understanding of the world and the skills allow children to develop transferable skills to apply across different contexts alongside their newly acquired knowledge.

PE Policy

Please read our PE policy for more information about what PE looks like at Saint Patrick’s.

Keeping Physically Active at Home.

The health and wellbeing of our children at St. Patrick’s is very important to all staff and we provide many different opportunities for our children to achieve the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity (30 minutes at school and 30 minutes at home).

At School – We active playtimes with a schedule of different activities for the children to access at break and lunchtimes and during class we short Get Active breaks throughout the day to reenergise and refocus the children for their lessons.

At Home – One of the best ways to increase the amount of physical activity in our children’s daily routine is active transport. If you can walk, ride or even scoot to school in the morning or afternoon you can add regular activity to your child’s day. There are also some exciting and engaging games and websites to encourage physical activity. Click on some of the below links to have a good dance, try a new workout or challenge someone at home to a competition.

*Some of the links are to YouTube channels and should only be accessed with parental supervision.

Joe Wicks – The body coach. Check out his PE with Joe section for some great workouts!

GoNoodle. Some great songs, dances and workouts to try, be warned some are very catchy!

Change4Life. Disney activities, recipe ideas and guidance for parents.

Special Events and Competition for all.

At St. Patrick’s we are firm believers in the six values of the games: passion, self-belief, respect, honesty, determination and teamwork and we use both of PE lessons and competitions as opportunities for our children to develop and demonstrate these values.

Throughout the school year we provide a variety of competitions at different levels to allow all children to experience competitive sport in an environment that is safe, supportive and challenging.

Within in school we have house competitions that are open to all children to compete in during lunchtimes supported by our year 5 sports leaders. House competitions planned for this year include basketball, cricket, cross country, dodgeball and football. Check out the finals of house football competition that was part of whole school World Cup Day.

We are also an active member of the Rushcliffe School Sports Partnership and take part in a variety of events and competitions in different sports throughout the year and we have particular success in both year 4 and year 6 indoor athletics events.

Our aim is for all children in year 5 and 6 to have the opportunity during the year to represent the school at an external competition, planned events this year include athletics, basketball, climbing, dodgeball and handball.

Local Clubs

In Nottingham we are very lucky to have a huge variety of sporting opportunities right on our doorstep. Below are some links to websites of local clubs and sports providers as well as the Active Notts website that lists all clubs that are registered in Nottingham.

*St. Patrick’s has no direct link with clubs or providers.

Active Notts. A list of all different clubs and organisations in Nottingham.

Nottingham Moderns. Local rugby club with boys and girls junior sections.

Nottingham City Swimming Lessons. Swimming lessons for all abilities at a range of different sites.

National Ice Arena. Ice skating lessons for all abilities.

Physical Education and School Sport Premium.

The government provides all Primary schools with funding to support physical activity through Physical Education and School Sport Premium. The premium must be spent by schools on making additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE, physical activity and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.

Please click the link below to see how we are spending this funding at St. Patrick’s.

Physical Education and School Sports Premium