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Physical Education

Essential Characteristics of Physically Active Students

  • The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.
  • The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.
  • High levels of physical fitness.
  • A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.
  • The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being. 
  • The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitude in others.
  • Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
  • A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
  • The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.


This page includes our PE curriculum for each key milestone.

Year 1/2 - PE Curriculum (coming soon)

Year 3/4 - PE Curriculum (coming soon)

Year 5/6 - PE Curriculum (coming soon)

Physical Education Policy

Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons are provided for every child at St Mary Immaculate School, from Reception to Year 6.  The school pays for the cost of the actual swimming lessons, but we ask parents for a voluntary contribution of £2 per week to help cover the cost of the transport.  All children will still be able to receive swimming lessons regardless of whether their parents pay the voluntary contribution.


All children attending swimming lessons should bring their swimming costume and towel on the dates advertised on the School Diary for their class.

Sports Grant

The Government provides grants to Primary Schools to improve physical education (PE) and sport at school.

Click on the links below to find out how we are spending our sports grant:



Bikeability is a cycle training programme offering children an opportunity to learn the essential life skill of cycling.

In the juniors our children get the chance to complete Levels 1 & 2.

For more information on what is taught on the Bikeability cycle training programme see the link below: