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PE at St Augustine's


Our aim :

To ensure that pupils leaving primary school are physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.

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 PE is a huge part of  our curriculum at St Augustines. All staff are dedicated to ensuring our children receive the best sport opportunities and PE lessons possible.  We have a sports coach in on Monday and Tuesday. He provides a range of opportunities, for children to develop their skills and offers a range of CPD opportunities for staff. We currently follow a scheme of planning called  'The Power of PE' for the majority of our PE   and  we use ' Creative Steps' for dance sessions. 

We are also working in partnership with Active Cheshire to ensure that children are active for 60 minutes a day, 30 minutes of this being in school.

If you have any queries about PE or sporting events in school please speak to your child's teacher or with Miss Gregory. If your child has completed any sporting events outside of school we would love to share their celebrations in school.  Please send details and photographs into school, or email hgregory@st-augustines-warrington.co.uk. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Mrs Stockton 

Curriculum Intent

PE is a huge part of our curriculum at St Augustine’s. All staff are dedicated to ensuring our children receive the best sport opportunities and PE lessons possible. We aim to ensure that pupils leaving our school are physically literate, with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. We work closely with outside providers, to guarantee that children are getting a wide range of experiences. This will allow children to make maximum progress in all areas and will also allow children to see the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. We have a sports coach once a week from Warrington Sports . He provides a range of opportunities for children to develop their skills and offers a range of CPD opportunities for staff. The aims of our PE curriculum are to develop pupils who: -

-Lead an active and healthy lifestyle, which is achieved through daily activity, regular exercise and a healthy diet.

-Are able to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and have an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.

-Have a keen interest in PE - a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson.

-Have highly positive attitudes towards PE and the ability to make informed choices about extra-curricular activities they would like to attend.

- Develop, practise and apply fundamental movements in every PE lesson, allowing children to be confident and competent in using the skills for their year group.

-Are willing to practise taught skills in a range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams, and to apply these skills in chosen activities and competitions.

-Have been exposed to a range of sporting opportunities and activities, allowing for a broad and balanced development in sport.

- Are competitive and strive to improve their skills through beating their own personal best, competing in pairs and in small groups.

- Employ imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography in dance and gymnastics.

- Have excellent sporting attitudes and work with others showing respect and instilling this attitude to others. -

Can swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and know how to remain safe in and around water.

- Can use PE/dance to enhance learning and skills in other areas of the curriculum.

Key Information



In our Early Years the curriculum lays strong foundations to develop a range of gross and fine motor skills.

Physical development is one of the prime areas of the EYFS curriculum.  Children work towards meeting the Physical Development Early Learning Goals:

-Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements.

- Children move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space.

- They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing.

The EYFS curriculum provides children lots of opportunities to practice and apply physical skills.  Children are encouraged to be active daily through carefully planned provision inside and outside. Children are encouraged to move in a range of ways, create their own obstacle courses, play with balls, climb, and balance and create big movements to develop their muscle strength. We have balance bikes, scooters and push bikes to develop children’s strength. We use a multi- sensory approach and encourage the children to write in different textures using sticks, big brushes/painting tools, chalks and lots of different medias before we use pencils. Both Nursery and Reception children have a weekly PE lesson focusing on specific skills ensuring children are prepared for a life of activity. 


The progress of physical development is monitored very carefully and any children who are not making sufficient progress would then require extra support. We currently use a range of schemes to help support children with their physical development in EYFS and KS1. These are: Clever Fingers, Madeline Portwood and Developing Hand Skills in EYFS.

PE in KS1

Key stage 1

Pupils build on the skills they have learned in EYFS  and practice and consolidate them further.  Our PE  scheme 'Power of PE' follow a set structure.
- Warm up
- Model and teach new skill
- Practise the  new skill individually, in pairs or in small groups
- Apply the skill in a game
-Cool down
The Scheme is progressive for all age groups and allows prior knowledge to be built upon. 

Pupils should 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 should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations. Pupils should be 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.

PE in KS2

As the children get into KS2 they are expected to become more independent in their learning and starting to contribute to PE lessons further. This might be through leading the warm up/cool down, choosing their own equipment and resources, and comparing their performances with others and striving to improve. 
The sequence of planning allows for this progression. As children feel more confident with a taught skill they might decide to swap a ball to  smaller one to challenge themselves, move the distance further away when aiming for a target or simply watch back part of a performance and evaluate how to make it better. 

Pupils should be 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, rounder’s 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.


Swimming lessons are factored into our long term plan and the children go swimming in Year 3 and Year 4. This gives them a chance to build on taught skills in year 3.  
Pupils are taught to: 
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres .
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. 
We work carefully witg our swimming providers, monitoring the progress that children are making.  By the end of Year 4, we are able to see any children who have not met the current standard and we then provide  extra swim lessons  in  a smaller group allowing children time to practise these skills.


In addition to our PE lessons we aim to give the children opportunities to develop taught skills in a competitive  way.  This might be through taking part in external or internal competitions.  This allows children to apply taught skills but also gives them the chnace to work as a team, demonstrate fair play and good sportsman ship. Below our some of the comepitions we have been involved in. We hope to take part in lots more competions this year. 

Health and Well-being

Alongside all of our enriched curriculum, we ensure children's health and well-being is at the forefront of everything we do at St Augustine's.  We also have set  weeks when we focus on health and well-being.  This is a chance to allow the children to engage with new experiences. We also try to engage parents as much as possible.  We have had yoga workshops, bootcamps with parents being involved, cooking workshops, healthy lunch box talks for parents, smoothie bikes, hulla hooping and many other fun things. We promote the importance of healthy eating and a balance diet. All children get the chance to cook/make a healthy meal or snack.  This week is always very succesfull and the children often take the new skills learned and bring them into their daily life at home and school. 

Active 60

All children get 2 hours of PE weekly but we also aim for children to be as active as possible throughout the school day. We encourage children to take skills they have learned in PE or through enrichment days and practice them at break times and lunch times. Children have a range of equipment out allowing them to create their own games and be active. We also make our lessons fun and engaging with many opportunities to be active. Some examples may be- Shape hunt around the school, phonics games outside, mini- beast hunts, planting/gardening, number games, creating a dance to show an event in History.   In addition, we also have regular breaks to keep children active and engaged throughout the day. We currently use:

-Go Noodle

-Joe wicks active 5

-Wake up and shake up

-Brain gym

Also, we currently offer 3 after- school sporting clubs which we change termly so that all children have a chance to access these.  The clubs change depending on children’s interest. This year we have had: yoga, multi-skills, football, Jolly- Ollys and basketball.

Active 60 - Moki

Children from Year 1-6 now all have a Moki watch. This track the steps and activity levels of all children over a week/month. This allows us to identify the most and least active children in our school and how we can support these children further. It also allows us to monitor how active children are throughout the school day. We will be using them to create some competitive competition throughout the school,  seeing who can complete the most steps each week. 

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