At. St. Stephen's we have a real passion for PE!  The chidlren are offered a wide range of subjects and extra curriculuar clubs to support their physical and mental well-being as well as their physical fitness.  We have strong links with local sports clubs, including Preston North End Football Club and our staff are commited to ensuring that the children get the very best from their lessons - regardless of their ability.

See what has been happening in PE lessons on the class pages! 


At St. Stephen’s we intend to provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. It will also provide opportunities for pupils to support their health and fitness. We intend to provide a wide range of physical activities each year through specialist teaching in dance; gymnastics; target games; fielding and striking games; swimming; target games; net/wall games and invasion/territory games. Through these opportunities, we aim to build the notion of resilience, persistence, concentration, fairness and respect. Our curriculum has been devised to encourage pupils to be physically active, for sustained periods, and engage in competitive sports and


Children experience both indoor and outdoor PE lessons on a weekly basis and, where appropriate, crosscurricular links are encouraged. For example - testing heart rates in science. Competition is encouraged through class games, school events such as sports day and the opportunity to compete on a school-to-school level through our network links and after school clubs.
Where possible we invite experts into school to support the teaching of physical education. We are fortunate to be linked with Preston North End Football Club, who provide lessons for our children, the Sports Partnership at Christ the King High School and Preston Hockey Club. Swimming is statutory for all pupils, usually in Year 5. Catch-up swimming, for those who do not meet the expected standards, is then offered in Year 6 as appropriate.
The Lancashire Passport for PE is not publishable on our website. Any questions about this app and its contents
can be directed to our PE subject Leader.

During the Foundation Stage, the focus is on developing fine and gross motor skills. We follow the Five Fundamental Movement Skills developed by Lancashire Advisory Service in order to achieve this. These skills, along with opportunities to develop a wider range of physical skills, will ensure they are ready for the KS1 PE curriculum.
During this phase, children will carry out a baseline of Ten Fundamental Movement Skills as they enter KS1. From this baseline, the PE curriculum will be adapted to address areas that children are less proficient in and up-level their progress. Over these two years, children will continue to develop the children’s FMS, especially their weaker ones and teachers will teach children how to apply these skills in a context. The children will develop their knowledge of simple tactics in game activities and create simple sequences of movement in gymnastics and dance. At the end of KS1, the children will be assessed again, and the impact seen in their progress through the FMS. After which, this information will be shared with their Year 3 teachers.
During Years 3 and 4, children will improve their attacking skills in games through a range of different sports and activities. These skills will then be taught using uneven sides (3 v1, 4v2). Children will also develop their knowledge of simple attacking tactics, which are transferable across similar categories of games (target, invasion, net/wall, striking and fielding) In dance and gymnastics units, children will develop their performance and sequencing skills.
During Year 5 and 6, children will build on their attacking skills whilst working as a team, and develop their knowledge of defending strategies. These will be delivered through modified versions from uneven to even sides (5v3, 5v4, 4v4 , 5v5 etc.). In gymnastics and dance, the children will build upon their knowledge of performance and compose longer sequences of work with a partner or group.


The Lancashire Passport for PE App is how we assess the impact of our curriculum. We are able to mark off objectives on our class pages to show whether children are developing, expected or have mastered skills. To support this we are able to upload photos and videos for supporting evidence – this gives us a well-rounded picture of assessment and enables monitoring of skills. This is and ongoing process that informs day-to-day teaching and end of year and key stage expectations. The App also enables us to support judgements of children who are gifted and talented in PE subjects. These children, who may be of greater depth in any PE area, can then be supported in school or signposted to clubs outside school who may be able to develop their talents. These children may also be identified as sports leaders, who will support younger children in their acquisition of skills in other year groups. The impact on the health and well being can be seen through our children leading active, healthy lifestyles. 
Any further questions about how we measure of impact in PE may be directed towards our PE subject Leader.


At St Stephen’s CE Primary School, our values are to love and to respect. "For we are the handiwork of God, born in Christ Jesus to do good works that God has pre-planned for us to do" Ephesians 2:10. As a school, we seek to live out these values and incorporate them into our curriculum.
Through PE and Sport we aim to provide children with a range of role models, free from discrimination regarding gender, race, faith or disability. All children are actively involved in PE lessons and by using the STEP ( space /time/equipment/ people) methods of support, all children are able to work towards lesson Objectives.

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