Physical Education in St Ann’s is about providing children with a broad and balanced education within sport and activity.  We do this through delivering practical sports sessions designed to be accessible by all and provide all with a greater understanding in a wider range of sports and the impact that activity can have on long term health.


Our Aims in teaching PE include:


  • Develop physical competence and promote physical development;
  • Maintain and increase physical mobility and flexibility;
  • Develop stamina and strength;
  • Develop understanding and appreciation of the purposes, forms and conventions of a selection of physical activities;
  • Develop the capacity to express ideas in dance forms;
  • Develop the appreciation of the concepts of fair play, honest competition and good sportsmanship;
  • Develop the ability to appreciate the aesthetic qualities of movement;
  • Develop the capacity to maintain interest and persevere to achieve success;                                                                  
  • Foster self-esteem through the acquisition of physical competence and poise;
  • Develop self-confidence through understanding the capabilities and limitations of oneself and others;
  • Develop an understanding of the importance of exercise in maintaining a healthy life.


The National Curriculum for physical education

Key stage 1

Pupils will develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They will be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils are taught to:

  • Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  • Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  • Perform dances using simple movement patterns.


Key stage 2

Pupils will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils we be taught to:

  • Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • Perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.


Take a look at our Topic Overview


At St. Ann's we aim to offer a wide range of different sporting activities in After School Clubs to try and engange as many children as possible in physical activity.  These sporting activities change every half term.  Please take a look at our Sports Club section for more information.

Alongside our PE lessons and After School Clubs we also ensure our playtimes are fun and enjoyable with the help of our Playground Leaders and an Active Play Zone.

Sports teams

Football team (more info to follow)

Cross Country team (more info to follow)


Fencing and Judo

Once a year we have professionals come into school to teach some children the art of fencing and judo.  This is a lunchtime activity which the children really enjoy.