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Covid-19 PE Policy Update 2020-2021


The recent Government Covid-19 guidelines ask schools to avoid unnecessary changing where possible, so this year we ask that pupils please come to school in their PE kit on the days they have have PE in school.


During PE lessons, Children are expected to wear at least shorts, school PE shorts and appropriate footwear, in line with school uniform policy. However, they may also choose to wear "the outdoor PE Kit" during outdoor sessions to keep warm.


We encourage children to wear our "outdoor PE kit" (black tracksuit/jumper over their PE kit or under armour/leggings/skins under shorts/t-shirts for added warmth) throughout the school day and then remove their tracksuit layer during the actual session, where possible.

St. John's PE Uniform Policy
Indoor  Outdoor
- St John’s Primary School red P.E. T-shirt
- Black shorts
- White socks
- Pumps or trainers (black or white)

- St John’s Primary School red P.E. T-shirt
- Black shorts
- White socks
- Pumps or trainers (black or white)
- Plain black tracksuit, joggers, hoody, jumpers may be warn

(brand logos & sports emblems are acceptable)

-Red School Jumpers may be warn

- Black Leggings/under armour/skins may be warn

under School PE kit (where appropriate)

No earrings, headbands, bracelets or watches can be worn during P.E but may be worn on PE school days.


We will endeavour for lessons to take place outside where possible; however, lessons will be moved indoors during extremely inclement weather.


PE Only Half-Term

Autumn 2 - November to December

Spring 1 - January to February

Summer 2 - May to July


1. Lessons in YELLOW will only take place during Non Forest School Half-terms.

2. Lessons for classes with RED TEXT have changed for Autumn-2 half-term.

3. Year 5 will continue to have Forest School sessions on a Thursday afternoon with Mrs Rowe & Miss Rushton for the first 2 weeks of November.

4. Year 4 will begin swimming lessons from the week commencing 9th November 2020 on a Thursday morning. Please wear PE kit & with appropriate swimming equipment in a bag.


Pupils who are not taking part in P.E are required to provide a valid reason and are still expected to attend school in P.E clothing.

Due to the need to keep pupils/bubbles apart, any child who is unable to take part in a P.E. session will be required to stay with their class and take part in the session as either a umpire, referee, judge, helper. They should expect to play an active part in the P.E session in line with how much their injury and/or illness allows.


Please direct any queries you may have about PE this year to Mr Price.


Thank you Mr Price 

PE Co-ordinator


National Curriculum - KS1 & KS2 Physical Education

Covid-19 Updated PE Guidance

Physical Education


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.


Physical Education

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
  • Boccia
  • Cricket
  • Y5/6 Gymnastics
  • Y3/4 Gymnastics
  • Y5/6 Outdoor Athletics
  • Y3/4 Outdoor Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cheerleading


In addition, teams from our school have qualified and competed at School Games Level 3 regional events for the last three consecutive years.