Physical Education (PE)


At Catherine Junior School, PE and school sport plays a very important role within the lives of our pupils. We believe that engaging them in physical activity is essential to their young lives. It provides them with an excellent opportunity to develop socially and emotionally as well as supporting their understanding of keeping healthy and active. We believe that competition in sport is important and we encourage our pupils to win with pride, but to also lose graciously. Children come to school dressed in their PE kit on their PE day.

Our overall aim is to raise standards in PE and school sport, through increasing the level of participation and the range of opportunities offered to our children. This will give every child the opportunity to participate, learn and excel in sport so that they will confidently participate in PE beyond primary school and lead active, healthy lives.

We provide a wide range of active afterschool clubs and sporting competitions for all children. This includes football, multisports and dance. See our latest competition results and match reports written by children.

Our PE and Sports premium funding is used to develop and add to the PE curriculum.


Our curriculum is designed to provide, through inspiring and engaging experiences, the knowledge and skills to become independent, life-long learners. We recognise that PE is essential to everyday life; critical to the development of healthy bodies and healthy minds, and necessary for many forms of employment. For our children to function successfully in the world around them, it is important that they know how to look after themselves and how to be healthy.

We teach PE for 2 hours a week, focusing on the three core aims of the National Curriculum: skills, application of skills and evaluation of their own and other’s successes, linking closely to tactical awareness.


Aims and Objectives

We believe that every child can master an understanding and love of PE, with the right kind of teaching and support. At Catherine Junior School, we have high expectations to enable excellence for all and we base our teaching on the belief that all children have the potential to succeed. All aspects of our eight values in the Catherine Code underpin our curriculum, which promotes our school motto and ethos of ‘Together, we can do it!’ Our curriculum is led by whole school core principles of oracy, reading, experiences and memory and recall.


We aim to develop learners who:

  • Find pleasure in developing vital life skills through experiences in this subject.
  • Develop skills, with regards to balance, control, strength and flexibility, and apply them in competitive team games, as well as individual sports.
  • Connect knowledge to other things that they have learnt and recall what they already know to apply knowledge gained, across sports.
  • Have the competence and confidence to solve a range of tactical problems individually and through collaboration using their oracy skills.
  • Communicate using a range of sophisticated sports specific language, evaluating their own, as well as other children’s performances, express themselves using oracy skills in a variety of ways.
  • Have a growth mindset and a positive ‘can-do’ attitude towards the subject of PE.
  • Use The Catherine Code and are supportive, resilient, collaborative, enthusiastic, motivated, respectful, thoughtful and valued.

PE Long Term Plan

PE Progression