The Catholic School of St Gregory The Great Believe and Achieve

Physical Ed Curriculum

In PE,  we aim for all of our children to see themselves as healthy individuals both in body and mind. We endeavour to inspire a sense of curiosity in our children and develop their enthusiasm for PE, recognising that the skills and knowledge they learn through PE can be used to have a positive impact on God’s world around them.



Physical Education Statement of Implementation

We follow the National Programme of Study for Physical Education 2014.  We teach The National Curriculum through these vehicles:

  • Inclusion through teaching for mastery – ensures our children cover the same content through a mastery approach, enabling all children to achieve their true potential through careful support and scaffolding. Mastery is achieved through re teaching of skills following effective CPD.
  • Metacognitive and retrieval opportunities – enables our learner to embed knowledge to become ‘understanding’ and to apply methods of transferring knowledge from children’s working memory to their long term memory. This is achieved through a carefully designed curriculum overview (Appendix 1- Curriculum  Overview) and builds upon skills taught year on year.
  • Oracy, vocabulary and reading for pleasure – are built across the curriculum to aid metacognition and teaching for mastery. (Appendix 2 – progression of vocabulary document)
  • Catholic Social Teaching – helping our children be givers rather than takers of society.
  • Growth mind-set – helping the children be the very best they can be with high aspirations for themselves and others. This gives them a better awareness of how they learn, the emotions linked to this and the transferable learning skills needed to reach their potential. 
  • Restorative practice – helps our children to develop stronger relationships, and become problem solvers within these so that they are resilient to overcome adversity within their lives. 
  • Extracurricular opportunities – provides a wide range of addition experiences for the children to inspire them within their learning. This also enables us to seek out and develop the talents in every child. We offer a wide range of extra curricular opportunities based on the children’s interests. We have multiple after school clubs running most evenings that allow for school representation. Last year we were awarded a certificate by the Cheltenham Schools PE Network, for the most School Games events entered, allowing our children to compete against other schools in many different competitions. Our children have enjoyed The Albert Dix Football Tournament, Feet First Dance Festival, The Prince of Wales Athletics Competition  and many more.


Read our PE Subject Vision and Intent below in full.


PE and Sport Provision

At our school we strongly believe that physical education (PE) is part of every child’s entitlement to a good education. We actively encourage PE, sport and physical activity as a channel through which learning can be enhanced and enjoyed. It is unique in that it is taught through physical activity in weekly practical lessons both indoors and outdoors, in a wide range of physical, creative and aesthetic settings. It provides pupils with the generic skills, knowledge and understanding they need to become physically literate and at the same time gives most of them their first regular experiences of sport. When taught well, physical education enthuses and inspires pupils to participate fully and develop a life-long love of physical activity, sport and exercise.



Current Provision

We are proud of the current PE curriculum provision at our school and of the wealth of extra-curricular opportunities that we provide for our pupils. All children have access to at least two hours of high quality PE, sport and physical activity provision each week, with a good balance of games, gymnastics, swimming, dance and athletic activities. Sporting clubs include; Street Dance, Football, Kwik Cricket, Hockey, Netball, Athletics, Multi-Skills, Change4Life Club, Running, Gymnastics, Tag Rugby and Chess, all of which provide the children with opportunities to share their talents and represent our school.



Commitment & Development

For the past four years, our school has also been awarded the ‘Gold’ Sainsbury’s School Games Kitemark for our commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education. We were required to fulfil prerequisite criteria and 12 additional gold level criterions to achieve this accolade, including the opportunity of ‘engaging at least 50% of pupils in extracurricular sporting activity every week’ as well as ‘engaging at least 20% of our pupils in leading, managing and officiating in Sainsbury’s School Games activity’.


We are very proud that this year we were one of only 104 schools nationally who were invited to apply for the Platinum Award and achieve it.  To be able to get this we have now started to take our commitment to health and well-being outside of our own school and into the community, working with our parents and families even more to make sure changes we're making to our lifestyles are more sustainable.


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We also have a School Sports Organising Crew (SSOC) in place whereby a group of Year 6 children have joined together to to lead the planning and delivery of school sport clubs and Level 1 (intra) school competition programmes in our school. Last year, the SSOC helped to plan, deliver and officiate our School Games Day, lead our morning Wake and Shake routines, attend School Council Meetings to promote sporting activities and also organise lunchtime activities for our KS1 pupils.


Both intra-school and inter-school competitions also feature in our school sporting calendar including, Football, Hockey, Swimming, Rounders, Athletics and Cross Country as well as our yearly KS1 and KS2 School Games Days. In addition to this we attend the Cheltenham and District Schools Athletics Competition with our KS2 pupils,Netball league, the annual Albert Dix football competition and our school sports teams also take part in regular fixtures with other local primary schools.


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