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Physical Education



Creating positive relationships with physical activity for life. 


At St Robert Southwell Catholic Primary School, we want all our pupils to develop positive, healthy relationships with a variety of physical activities. We aim to appropriately challenge and support children to reach their full potential in all areas of their development. 
In order achieve this, we have selected Real PE as the driving force behind our curriculum. Real PE adopts a child centered approach to physical education as they believe in giving every child the physical, emotional and cognitive skills they need to achieve in both PE and in life. It provides fun and easy to follow Schemes of Work and support for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 (KS1) and Key Stage 2 (KS2) practitioners that give them the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE.

Through both our curriculum and extra-curricular activities, we aim to provide children with a rich, broad variety of experiences that will allow them to build their character and gain transferable life skills. 



PE is taught explicitly twice a week (2 hours), one lesson by the class teacher, the other by a specialist PE teacher. As stated, we have implemented Real PE in our school to promote the effective teaching of physical education. Real PE focuses on the following 6 key areas;

- Physical

- Personal

- Cognitive  

- Creative 

- Social

- Health and Fitness 

As a school, we assess the children in each of these areas, allowing us to track and understand their progress holistically, and respond proactively to their needs. This aligns with our intent to promote not only physical development, but emotional and cognitive development too. 


St Robert Southwell regularly enters festivals and events throughout the year for children of all ages to participate in. Events range from Inclusive festivals and activities to competitions and team based sports. As well as attending external events, we also provide a range of clubs which cater to a large variety of interests (see clubs page). 


All children get the opportunity to take part in Sports day at St Roberts. Children take part in a carousel of events run by our Year 6s as part of their school House team. They also participate in more traditional athletic events which we make certain are accessible for all. 


In year 3, children get the opportunity to go swimming once a week for the full year. This is facilitated by our local leisure centre and their qualified swimming teachers. 




Real PE - Jasmine's Journey