St Francis Xavier

Catholic Primary School

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PE at St Francis Xavier


PE at St Francis Xavier, aims to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing in all our children now and for their future beginning in early years through fine, gross, locomotor and manipulation skills and continuing development through key stage one and two. Physical education is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle and our curriculum ensures all children have the opportunity to have an outstanding experience in PE through teacher led or external led activities on a weekly basis. Our curriculum ensures that their knowledge of motor competence, rules, strategies, tactics, and healthy participation in order to meet the aims of the national curriculum is fully met at the end of each and every unit. Our offer teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved through hard work and application. We deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to improve their skills and apply them to a game situation in every session. We want to teach all children how to independently cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team and as a leader, understanding fairness and competitiveness of play to embed life-long values in their lives. We ensure all children reflect on their own, and others’, performance and use clear communication within PE lessons. All children are taught the importance exercise has on their physical and mental health which motivates them to exercise beyond their Primary years. Our intent is clear at St Francis Xavier; Physical Education is not for some; it is for everyone.

Year 4: Tennis

Year 4: Cricket (striking and fielding)

We have been learning about Fitness in PE. We have been practicing star jumps, tuck jumps, heel flicks, lunges and sit ups.

Year 3 PE-Football

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We started our PE lesson with a warm up of the traffic light game. The children had to stop (red), walk (amber) and sprint (green) when I said a colour.
Afterwards we discussed the importance of a warm up. Then we practiced passing the ball to each other, making sure we had control of the ball. After that, we practiced dribbling the ball from one side of the hall to the other, keeping control of our ball. Finally we played a football match using the skills we'd practiced in the session.