Physical Education


We aim to develop the knowledge; skills and attributes children need to manage their lives, now and in the future. These skills and attributes help pupils to stay healthy, safe and prepare them for life and work in modern Britain. At St Nicholas Catholic Primary School, personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is an embedded part of our broad and balanced curriculum. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is at the heart of our school ethos and links closely to our Christian values. When taught well, PSHE education helps pupils to achieve their academic potential, and leave school equipped with skills they will need throughout later life.  


At St Nicholas we are committed to providing a curriculum for all where every child grows: 

  • Academically 
  • Socially 
  • Morally 
  • In aspiration 
  • To be prepared for the next phase in their academic journey and be spiritually nourished. 

To achieve excellence in all that they do in the knowledge that we love one another as God loves you. 


To take part in a wider range of competitions.

Tailored after school and PE sessions towards the children’s interests.

Promotion of after school clubs increasing the participation for all years.

Mini competitions within key stages in the summer term hosted by the Sport Leaders.

Lunchtime clubs to focus on the non-active children.

Foundation stage children using gross motor skills across a broad range of activities.

Foundation stage taking part in daily core muscle activities.

Yoga sessions for mindfulness.

Cohort lists to track the participation of the children going to competitions. Update with after school club, workshops and competition participation.

CPD opportunities for teachers – Swimming, tennis, balance bikes.

PE long-term plan reflects the route A and route B whole school plan, ensure in both routes the children experience invasion games, net/wall games, striking and fielding, target games, artistic sessions, fundamentals and outdoor activity.

Team sports- at playtime and lunch times with supervision.

To continue to participate in competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.

Sports Leaders in Year 5 and 6 to focus on leadership skills.

PE Timetable

PE kits must be brought to school on the first day back and left in school.





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Year 4




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As part of the National curriculum it is compulsory for all children to experience 2 hours of Physical Education a week. Therefore we are committed to children experiencing indoor and outdoor PE sessions. We have created a long term plan that follows a Route A plan and a Route B plan. The skills the children focus on are sport specific skills and skills based around self awareness and sportsmanship. 

We are currently on the Route A long-term plan.



Skills Progression


Physical Education Policies 

Physical Education Policy

Health and Safety Policy



Throughout the year our year 4 children attend swimming lessons once a week at Fearnville leisure centre. Our aim is for every child to be able to swim to a least 25 metres and understanding how to be safe in the water. The children are taught by a range of staff from the leisure centre and coached swimming staff from St Nicholas.

The National Curriculum requirement for all children leaving Year 6 is to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
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Sport Leaders

Children in Year 5 and 6 have the opportunity to be Sports Leaders. Within this role our young sports leaders have the opportunity to plan and deliver sporting opportunities for other children at break and lunch times. They are involved in planning activities during sports weeks at St Nicholas and have a responsibility to ensure the equipment is looked after and checked termly, along with the Subject Lead.  

2023 - 2024 Sports Leaders:




Sports Leaders - Pupil Voice

This year the sports leaders have come up with a plan to deliever sessions in the Summer term based around the 2024 Olympics. They will deliver a whole school assembly as well as sessions for the children to take part in. The plan is to have a St Nicholas Olympics during sports week. 

Here is what being a sports leader means to them:

'I applied to be a sports leader so I can influence others.'

'We help out the teachers to plan exciting days and to gather equipment for lessons.'

'I like to make sure everyone is having fun.'

'I love working with the key stage one children at break times.'

'I like to help people get better at sports and work in teams.'

Lunchtime Clubs

  We are very lucky to have Health for All who come in at lunchtimes and work with our children to keep them active at lunchtimes. 


After School Clubs

At St Nicholas Catholic Primary School we offer a number of sporting options as part of our after school clubs which are offered to all years. 

We send out on either a termly or half termly application forms for the after school clubs. 

After school clubs last until 4.15pm, please ensure that your children are picked up promptly. 

Pick Up Policy


Here are the competitions and workshops that the children have taken part in so far:

  Skipping - Year 4                            Athletics - Year 5/6                                      Ice-skating - Year 3                                 Football Team - Year 5/6


BMX - Year 5



PE Kit

 All children must have a PE Kit in school. It is to be left in school and will be sent home at the end of the half term. 

Our indoor PE kit consists of black t-shirt, a pair of black shorts and black pumps. 

Indoor PE Kit

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Our outdoor PE kit consists of black plain jogging bottoms and plain black t-shirt and jumper/hoodie (to keep warm in the winter). Your child/ren should also have trainers for their outdoor PE sessions. Trainers are important due to health and safety when taking part in outdoor PE. Make sure the trainers your children are wearing are appropriate, no football boots or fashion trainers with chunky soles. 

Outdoor PE Kit

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 If there are any questions regarding PE kit or swimming kits please speak to your child's class teachers. 

Take a look through our PE gallery!

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Home Learning Activities

We believe that it is important for the children and their families to have time during the day to ensure they have a healthy balance of work and exercise.

At St Nicholas we believe that children's fitness is very important and we encourage a fit and healthy life style. We have created some activities that you can do at home to keep the healthy life style motivation. You can download and print these activities to keep and use over and over again.

Activity Calendar 

Fitness Monopoly


2021JAN Netflex Home Workouts.pdf   




MATHS ON THE MOVE HOME CHALLENGE SHEET 5and6.pdf - this is for year 5/6

MATHS ON THE MOVE HOME CHALLENGE SHEET 3and4.pdf - this is for year 3/4 

MATHS ON THE MOVE HOME CHALLENGE SHEET 1and2.pdf- this is for year 1/2 

Online Resources

If you are wondering how to keep you and your children fit at home - Miss Chatt is here to ensure you are pointed in the right direction! 

There are so many benefits to being active, not only to our physical well being but also to our emotional and mental health, especially in such testing times for all of us. We hope that the ideas help support you and your family to stay fit and healthy in the coming months. 

These resources are easily accessible online or through apps on your smart phones or tablets. 

Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks has some fantastic online PE sessions and home workouts. These are brilliant to keep fit and healthy and to keep the whole family entertained. 

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Cosmic Kids Yoga

 This is a really fun way of getting your kids to relax and take a step back but also enjoying being active. 

 Yoga is a great way to ease worries, anxieties and stress- join in with your young ones as well! 

You will find Cosmic kids on youtube- but there is also an app which you can download! 

Go Noodle

The children are used to seeing this in school. 

This program has been created by child development experts and has some fantastic resources.

There are fast pace fitness routines, dance routines, mindfulness activities and call and repeat activities. 

This could keep your children entertained for hours or minutes through those active brain breaks!