BELIEVING, LEARNING AND SHARING TOGETHER: Primary admission places have now been issued. If you are interested in a place in EYFS for September 2024, please call the school office on 01254 812581 as we only have two places left. Please can I remind parents that holiday leave in term time is not authorised. The approved holiday list for 2024-25 is now available to view in the parent - term dates section of the website.
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Mellor St Mary CE Primary School

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Physical Education

  Physical Education Curriculum Statement 


Our P.E. Curriculum has been designed to ensure each, and every, child makes progress from their starting point in their skills, knowledge and understanding by offering: a progressive spiral curriculum which includes challenge, breadth and balance. It focuses on subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum, to ensure every child can succeed in physical education. 


We are committed to ensuring our children will experience individual and collaborative learning experiences, a positive growth mind set, a sense of responsibility and challenges that take them beyond the classroom in-line with our whole school vision that ‘for with God nothing is impossible’. 


As a small mixed-age school, we respond to the needs of our learners and their interests by ensuring we focus on children’s personal improvement and development through the acquisition of new skills and mastering new situations, learning experiences and raising awareness from the local area to national and global arenas. Thus, we will develop outward looking pupils who are able to engage in physical learning and have an understanding of its place in their own lives and the wider world.  


Our children enjoy participation and competition - they work hard and recognise that keeping fit and healthy is a life-long goal which promotes not only physical wellbeing, but good mental health as well enabling all children to make life-long positive choices.


Ultimately our P.E. curriculum is intended to: 

  • Develop our head and body: What we learn 
  • Develop our hearts and character: How we learn
  • Develop our actions and attitudes: How we show resilience and a willingness to learn from mistakes
  • Develop our moral compass: Know where P.E. fits into the world

Through quality teaching of physical education knowledge, skills and vocabulary within the core subject itself and its application across the curriculum all children will be challenged to be determined, compassionate, courageous, trustworthy, resilient, creative and reflective learners, having opportunities to influence their own learning through all areas of physical education.


Throughout their learning within physical education and sport, all children will be challenged to be inquisitive, compassionate, courageous and creative learners. They will experience opportunities to influence and refine their own learning through age appropriate and progressive skills and knowledge. Effective learning characteristics including being ambitious, reflective and imaginative will drive teaching and learning.


As pupils progress, they will develop resilience and fluency in their physical education ensuring that they:

  • respond willingly and positively to the sporting, creative and cultural opportunities provided
  • pupils are engaged and motivated and can explain accurately how to keep themselves healthy
  • they make informed choices about healthy eating, fitness and their emotional and mental well-being
  • our children understand how Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) can make a difference to their confidence, self-esteem and attitude across school


Our children will have a confident set of skills, knowledge, norms and Christian values which can be used to get ahead in life and education more generally. In short they will learn more, remember more, enjoy more and develop more spiritually, emotionally, socially and physically. Thus enabling them to be ready for their next stage in education. “…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us…”   Hebrew 12:1