Physical Education at St John’s C.E. (C) Primary School is fun, energetic, inclusive and inspirational for all of our children!
The children at our school experience a variety of different sports throughout the curriculum and through enrichment opportunities. The children receive at least two hours of Physical Education lessons every week as part of their curriculum time. It is the vision of the school that all pupils leaving St John’s will be physically literate with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
KS1 children focus on developing fundamental movement skills and developing their understanding of how to participate in team games, becoming more familiar with basic tactics for defending, attacking, competing (against self and others) and co-operating.
KS2 children continue to develop, refine and apply their skills developed in KS1, linking them to actions and sequences of movement. Our KS2 children participate in adapted versions of Gymnastics, Dance, Tennis, Cricket, Tag rugby, Hockey, Netball, Indoor/Outdoor Athletics and Rounders. Our Y3 and Y4 classes attend swimming lessons once a week for two terms. Each year, our Y6 class are taken out of the classroom environment and transported to Standon Bowers OEC for a week to engage in Outdoor and Adventurous activity. During this week, our children consistently extend and challenge themselves and develop key team-work and life-skills. Our Y5 class make the short trip to Stanley Head OEC to work on their orienteering skills as part of the Outdoor and Adventurous Activity P.E. unit in the autumn term.
Our teachers, and teaching, provide the children with role models and knowledge to enable them to make informed choices to lead healthy, active lives.
We offer our children a wide variety of extra-curricular sporting opportunities, both competitive and non-competitive, throughout the school year. Our after-school clubs provide those children involved with the opportunity to become more active in a fun, non-competitive environment. Additionally, we offer a large variety of competitive sporting opportunities for those children who desire such a challenge. During 2015/2016, 69% of our KS2 children took part in inter-school competitive sport. In order to provide these opportunities, our staff run clubs during lunchtimes or after-school that work towards related upcoming sporting events and we are an active member of the Cheadle and District School Sports Association (CADSSA) whilst also competing regularly in local inter-school Level 2 School Games events.
The school has teams, or provides opportunities for individuals, in the following sports/events:
- Y5/6 Mixed Football (A & B Teams)
- Y3/4 Mixed Football
- Girls Football
- Y5/6 Mixed High 5 Netball
- Y5/6 Boys/Girls Only High 5 Netball
- Y3/4 Mixed High 5 Netball
- Y5/6 Mixed Tag Rugby
- Y3/4 Mixed Tag Rugby
- Y3/4/5/6 Cross-Country
- Y5/6 Sportshall Athletics
- Y5/6 Gymnastics
- Y3/4 Gymnastics
- Y5/6 Outdoor Athletics
- Y3/4 Outdoor Athletics
In addition, teams from our school have qualified and competed at School Games Level 3 regional events for the last three consecutive years.