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Catholic Primary School

Our S48 report is now available to read. We are pleased to inform you that we have been judged as an outstanding Catholic school. Please see the Ofsted page in the Key Information section.
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Physical Education

To develop and expand the children’s experiences with a variety of sports which will enable them to achieve personal success, develop appropriate skills and confidence to partake in sports and an understanding of how physical exercise is important for both physical and mental well-being.



At Holy Cross Primary, we use P.E for our learning scheme of work to ensure a balanced, progressive P.E curriculum which covers the statutory requirements for the Early Years Foundation Stage and the P.E National Curriculum. 

Skills in both KS1 and KS2 engage in two hours of high quality P.E during the course of each week. The curriculum is progressive from EYES to Year 6 building on and developing skills and competitive game play. We also focus on skills that are used in competitive competitions with Ashton Park School Sport Partnership for example dodgeball, gymnastics and dance. Alongside sports taught in school Key Stage Two children receive swimming lessons once a week starting with Year 6 in Term 1.



Holy Cross Primary School recognises the vital contribution of physical education to a child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development as well as the role it can play in a child’s spiritual, moral and cultural development. We aim to provide a broad and balanced P.E. curriculum to aid children’s increasing self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations. Through a balance of individual, paired and group activities, we aim to cater for the different strengths, needs and preferences of each child, using differentiated activities where appropriate. We believe that through the variety of opportunities that PE offers, children can develop a sense of personal achievement, fair play, teamwork and an understanding of the ways in which sport can transcend social and cultural boundaries. We plan a range of activities that aim to provide children with a broad base of movement knowledge, skills and understanding, which they can refine and expand throughout their primary school years.