St Jude's Catholic Primary School

St Jude's Catholic Primary School

"Together, we learn, love and grow with Jesus"

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Through the teaching of PE, here at St. Jude’s, we aim to provide a high-quality Physical Education curriculum that is inclusive to all. We provide opportunities for all pupils, to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness, developing the importance of a healthy life-style and balanced diet. Our whole school curriculum drivers can be evidenced clearly in our teaching of PE.


Enrichment is central to PE providing opportunities for all children to compete within school and with other schools, building character, and encouraging a positive growth mind-set and the perseverance to keep trying to reach their full potential.  Raising aspirations and personal pride for all, in every lesson and PE competition promotes values such as fair play, cooperating and collaborating with others as part of a team, respect for others and the aspiration to be more. These are all skills which can be transferred into the life skills needed to succeed at St. Jude’s and beyond. 


Pupils at St Jude’s participate in weekly high quality PE and sporting activities lead by Wigan Athletic Community Trust (WACT). We invest in high quality CPD sessions for staff which take place weekly, led by the experts at WACT to ensure staff are confident in teaching and assessing PE and have the correct techniques and skills to help pupils progress.


Our PE programme incorporates a variety of sports and fundamental skills to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and their own aspirations. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school and as part of our schools WOW’s cluster, in addition to competitive sporting events, led by WOW’s and the School Games. This is an inclusive approach which endeavors to encourage not only physical development but also a positive well-being and mindset for all pupils.


Through the teaching of PE, our pupils will hopefully grow up to live happy and healthy lives utilising the skills and knowledge learnt.

  • Pupils in our school will enjoy taking part in PE and have positive attitudes towards Sports and Physical activity.
  • Children will have experienced a wide range of sporting activities.
  • At least 80% of pupils will achieve ARE or above in PE.
  • Pupils in every year group will have taken part in a competition representing the school.
  • Pupils will have a wide range of skills that can be transferrable across a range of sports.
  • Pupils can take responsibility for their own health and fitness, developing a love of sport, leading to a happy and healthy life.
  • Staff have the skills and knowledge to confidently assess and deliver high-quality PE lessons. 

PE Subject Overview 

PE Skills progression map

Click on the links below to see Medium term plans for our primary curriculum:

       Autumn                                                                     Spring                                                                    Summer


Year 1                                                               Multi-sports                                                            Invasion Games                                                       Team Games

          Gymnastics                                                                                                                                                  Athletics


Year 2                                                              Multi-sports                                                             Invasion Games                                                      Team Games                                       

                                                                         Gymnastics                                                                                                                                                 Athletics


Year 3                                                            Team Games                                                            Net and Wall Games                                             Invasion Games

                                                                         Gymnastics                                                                  Orienteering                                                  Striking and Fielding


Year 4                                                              Team Games                                                          Net and Wall Games                                                  Swimming

                                                                         Gymnastics                                                                 Swimming                                                               Swimming


Year 5                                                            Team Games                                                          Net and Wall Games                                             Striking and Fielding

                                                                         Gymnastics                                                       Orienteering and Athletics                                      Invasion Games - Judo                   


Year 6                                                              Team Games                                                         Invasion Games                                                                Athletics

                                                                         Gymnastics                                                Orienteering and Net and Wall Games                            Striking and Fielding

Useful PE websites to explore at home.  Click on each website to find out more.

PE Photo Gallery

Some of our Y5/ & Y6 children have recently taken part in the panathlon ten pin bowling competition at Hollywood Bowl. They all had a great time and even came back to school with a medal and certificate.