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St. Michael & St. Martin

Catholic Primary School

Learning our faith, living our faith, loving our faith


' Physically educated persons are those who have learned to arrange their lives in such a way that the habitual physical activities they freely engage in make a distinctive contribution to their wider flourishing.'

James MacAllister


PE, Sport, Health & Wellbeing

Subject Leader: Mr Bell



Our Vision...


All children leaving our school have the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activity for life, which allows them to achieve their physical, emotional and social potential.


Intent - What are we trying to achieve? 

At St. Michael and St. Martin Primary School our vision for Physical Education and Sport is that every child will have the opportunity to take part in physical activity on a regular basis and become more physically confident

and competent. We intend that, through all the sporting opportunities and physical activity we offer, our children will develop a love and passion for sport and continue this beyond their primary years.

St Michael and St Martin Primary School recognises the vital contribution that Physical Education makes to a child's physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development, as well as the positive role it can play in a child's spiritual, moral and cultural development.


Our PE curriculum is inclusive and ensures that pupils of all abilities develop physical literacy and the fundamental knowledge, understanding and skills to excel in a wide range of physical activities, by providing a broad & balanced curriculum with opportunities for all, in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives.

In addition to the two hours of PE lessons our pupils receive every week and in order to keep the children healthy and active every day, we have incorporated at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day through marathon kids, which inspires and empowers children to set and achieve personal goals, pre-school, lunch-time and extra-curricular clubs.

It is also of paramount importance that we create sporting leaders during the children's time at St. Michael and St. Martin’s. We offer all children the opportunity to lead sporting activities, organise games and events and learn to lead by example. By emphasising leadership, the children will learn the importance of communication, organisation, team work, resilience, perseverance and a respect for rules.

PE and Sport is a proud part of the St. Michael and St. Martin experience and we hope that this continues to grow in the future and prepare our children for life after St. Michael and St. Martin’s.


Implementation - How is the curriculum being delivered? 

We believe a high-quality PE curriculum is an integral part of the whole school curriculum and one that staff, pupils and parents understand and can contribute to. Through PE & Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic performance.


We recognise that PE will develop not only physical literacy and physical skills, but it will allow pupils to learn about themselves, the importance of a healthy, active lifestyle, self-expression and concepts such as fair play and respect. It will also contribute to the development of a range of important cognitive skills, such as decision making and analysis, and social skills such as teamwork and communication.

Our PE curriculum is inclusive and ensures that pupils of all abilities access the range of activities we offer and that they are physically active for sustained periods of time in order to encourage them to lead healthy, active lives.

At St. Michael and St. Martin’s we also strive to give every child the opportunity to compete in a variety of competitions, during school time or by representing the school at local borough events.

All pupils have the opportunity to participate at all of the four levels of competitive sport.

We hope that in doing so the children will develop greater confidence, team work and learn to win or lose with grace and sportsmanship, but ultimately learn from the experience.


Impact - What difference is the curriculum making? 

Our mission is to improve and increase the quality and quantity of high-quality PE for all pupils, to show how PE can enhance pupils’ attainment and achievement and to create pathways for them to continue to be active beyond school. We will continue developing our links to outside agencies and clubs which will help to generate positive interaction in the community, along with opportunities for our children.

We ensure the delivery of the teaching & learning of PE promotes participation, skill progression and improved performance through the delivery of our high-quality teaching.


‘High quality PE and school sport produces young people with the skills, understanding, desire and commitment to continue to improve and achieve in a range of PE, sport and health-enhancing physical activities in line with their abilities’ (DCMS Learning through PE & Sport).

Our school also recognises the impact that the provision of a high-quality PE and school sport curriculum has on the whole school and that it can lead to whole school improvements.


Developing pupil’s personal qualities through PE can affect their attitudes towards school and learning. When PE and school sport provision is of the highest quality, all pupils will, to the best of their abilities, develop and demonstrate the following personal qualities:

  • A strong desire to learn & make progress;
  • High levels of dedication, attendance and involvement in PE and school sport;
  • High levels of commitment to PE and school sport;
  • Good levels of positive behaviour such as politeness, fair play and helpfulness; and
  • High levels of enjoyment and enthusiasm and a strong desire to get involved.’
    Our PE curriculum is designed to provide every child with the opportunity to reach their physical, social and emotional potential. It allows them to discover the capabilities of their bodies, develop an in-depth understanding of how their body can change, and build a repertoire of skills to aid them throughout their lives.
    At St Michael and St Martin our Vision is to provide the highest quality PE for all children, of all abilities, to ensure the following Pupil Outcomes:
  • Pupils will enjoy PE and School sport.
  • Pupils will be committed to PE and sport, value it and make it part of their lives – both in and out of school.
  • Pupils will know and understand what they are trying to achieve in PE and how to go about doing it.
  • Pupils will understand that PE and sport are an important part of a healthy, active lifestyle.
  • Pupils will gain in self-confidence by getting involved in PE and sport.
  • Pupils will develop the skills and techniques they need to take part in PE and sport.
  • Pupils will experience a wide range of competitive, creative and challenge-type activities, both as individuals and as part of a team or group.
  • Pupils will think about what they are doing in PE, analyse and evaluate and make appropriate decisions for themselves.
  • Pupils will show a desire to improve and achieve to the highest levels in relation to their own abilities and potential.
  • Pupils will develop stamina, suppleness, strength and speed to enable them to become live long participants in sport and exercise.



If you visited a PE lesson at St Michael and St Martin’s, you would likely see:

  • 1. Structured Warm-Up: The lesson may begin with a structured warm-up routine to prepare students' bodies for physical activity. This could include stretching exercises, jogging, or simple callisthenics.

  • 2. Skill Development: Activities focused on developing fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, throwing, and catching. These activities will be adapted to suit the age and ability level of the students.

  • 3. Team Games: Students may participate in team games or activities to promote cooperation, communication, and sportsmanship. This could include modified versions of sports like football, tag rugby, basketball, or tag games.

  • 4. Inclusive Environment: Efforts are made to create an inclusive environment where all students feel encouraged to participate regardless of their skill level or physical abilities.

  • 5. Safety Measures: Our PE Specialist would ensure that safety measures are in place, such as providing appropriate equipment, supervising activities closely, and emphasising the importance of proper technique to prevent injuries.

  • 6. Cool Down: The lesson will conclude with a cool-down period where students engage in gentle stretching exercises or relaxation techniques to gradually lower their heart rate and prevent muscle soreness.

  • 7. Positive Reinforcement: Throughout all our PE lessons, the teacher would offer positive reinforcement and encouragement to students, recognising their efforts and achievements to foster a positive attitude towards physical activity and sport.

PE and School Sport Curriculum Map 2022-23

Our PE teacher is the Hounslow Borough Active School Hero!