Physical Education

At St Chrysostom’s, we believe that school sport and physical education is essential in developing healthy, motivated, confident and physically competent children. We believe it is important to support pupils to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding through a range of physical activities whilst promoting a positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle.

Our Aims

Motivate and challenge pupils.

Enable pupils to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination 

Encourage pupils to work and play with others in a range of group situations, developing the importance of team sports

Develop the way in which pupils perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities.Show pupils how to improve the quality of their performance and make progress.

Develop an understanding in pupils of how to succeed in a range of physical activities and how to evaluate their own success.    

Help pupils to understand the importance of physical activity in leading a healthy lifestyle

Develop pupils’ enjoyment of physical activity through creativity and imagination.

  Provide opportunities for pupils to experience and enjoy competitive sports.


Teaching and Learning 

A varied curriculum is in place to develop children’s competence and confidence so that they can succeed and excel in competitive sport and in other physical activities throughout their lives. Little Sports coaching provide engaging, high quality, specifically designed PE lessons to all pupils in KS1 and KS2. Lessons are led by experienced sport coaches whose passion for sport and fitness motivates and inspires the children daily.


To ensure children make good progress they are assessed at the end of a unit of sport every half term. The children’s skills and performance is measured using the PE progressions of skills document and qualified sport coaches complete an assessment for each class which they then share with the class teacher. Children are encouraged to evaluate their own learning in a lesson and are given opportunities to improve the quality and control of their performance to progress further.

If you wish to see an example of the assessment format, please click on the link at the bottom of the page.



Extra-Curricular Sport

We aim to provide a wide range of opportunities for children to be active, keep fit and enjoy playing sport in our after school sport clubs. All clubs are offered to pupils free of charge and are led by our dedicated staff and experienced sport coaches. Over 10 extra-curricular sport clubs including; gymnastics, football, multi-sports, dance, netball, yoga, dodgeball, rounders, cricket, zumba and running are offered to all pupils.



Competitive Sports

We aim to provide children with the opportunities to compete in a variety of sports so that they can become strong and confident competitors. We are lucky to have links with the Manchester United Foundation and the Manchester City Academy and children regularly compete in football tournaments throughout the year. Keep up to date with our sporting achievements by looking on our school’s Twitter page.


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