St Christopher’s RC Nursery & Primary School

Together in faith, friendship, kindness and courage.

Mr Ian Noone - Headteacher

St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL6 9DP

0161 330 5880

"Aspire not to have more but to be more." Oscar Romero"Peace begins with a smile." Mother Teresa"For it is in giving that we receive." St Francis of Assisi"We are called to make the earth a beautiful garden." Pope Francis"Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." Mother Teresa"I have come so that they can have life and have it to the full." John 10:10"Jesus said I am the way, the truth and the life." John 146

P.E. Curriculum

At St Christopher’s the Physical Education curriculum inspires all our pupils to succeed and excel in sport and other physically demanding activities. It promotes physical skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical education provides opportunities for our pupils to be creative in such areas as dance and devising their own games. There are plenty of opportunities for children to be competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals, in groups and teams. By giving pupils the opportunities to compete in sport and other activities it enables pupils to build character and help embed values such as fairness and respect.

At St Christopher’s we believe that physical education is a vital and unique contribution to a pupil’s physical and emotional health and development; even more so now, in a time of increasing technology when physical exercise is often substituted by computer games.

All pupils have at least two hours P.E. per week. We encourage all children to participate in all lessons and offer a varied range of activities to suit all abilities. The school also offers a large number of after-school sporting activities that are open to children.

Nursery and Early Years
P.E. is a very important part of learning and children become more confident using gross motor skills. By the end of their time in Reception class, they will have good coordination and control in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. Children will also be able to use various pieces of apparatus and be able to take part in dance and gymnastics.

Key Stage 1
KS1 follows a seasonal timetable for P.E. so that lessons aren’t interrupted by poor weather. Indoor lessons take place in Autumn 2 and Spring 1/2. We encourage and motivate all children to participate during the sessions and offer a broad curriculum to enable all children to feel motivated and comfortable in all areas of P.E. these include dance, gymnastics, ball skills and a continued focus on coordination and teamwork.

Key Stage 2
KS2 children are taught gymnastics, dance and games. They take part in a broad range of sports. In Year 3 and Year 4 the children are taught swimming. Gymnastics is well embedded in the school throughout KS2 following the school’s standard format that ensures progression.

In addition, at dinnertime, the children are taught by specialist P.E. teachers from Peak Active Sports who deliver training to the children. All children carry out ten to fifteen minutes active exercise each afternoon to improve their energy levels and levels of concentration.

To encourage progression teachers follow a format for all three disciplines and lessons are planned weekly to build on skills. This format is the same for each year group so that children come through school building on their previous skills. Staff also use the Rising Stars Games curriculum to ensure that lessons are demanding and ensure progress.

The school takes part in a wide number of sporting competitions. We are part of the Catholic Schools Competitive Sport organisation and Tameside Sports Partnership.

Extra-Curricular Sports have been selected to give the children variety in sport. We offer sporting opportunities every school night.

Please click on our P.E. programme of study below:

PE Long Term Plan 2019-2020.docx




Mr Ian Noone - Headteacher

St Christopher's Road, Ashton-under-Lyne, Tameside OL6 9DP

0161 330 5880