Vision Statement for PE

At St Thomas’, we aim to create positive relationships with physical activity and give every pupil the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life.

St Thomas’ learners are encouraged to engage with the PE curriculum through memorable experiences such as taking part in school games days, participation in different sporting competitions, learning new and exciting sports and accessing a range of extra-curricular clubs. Pupils at St Thomas’ are given the tools and skills to live happy and healthy lives. They engage in activities that impact their own health and emotion well-being such as using sporting equipment at breaks and lunchtimes, learning about healthy eating and also taking part in active learning opportunities.

We aim to enable our children to become enthusiastic, curious and independent thinkers through providing them with a variety of sporting opportunities both in and outside of school. We encourage our children to be motivated, reflective and resilient learners through getting them to analyse their own performances and take part in personal best challenges. We then believe in supporting and coaching them to improve their skills, so that they can feel success in PE lessons and competitions.

St Thomas’ sportspersons become confident and thankful individuals who are able to use the skills they are taught to support them in healthy lifestyle choices, ensuring that they both have physical and mental well-being. We strongly advocate all our children to be tolerant and responsible citizens through developing their sportsmanship skills and helping them to coach and support each other, whilst always showing respect for differences and abilities.

We grow together in PE by:

  • Acquiring new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop and in-depth understanding of PE.
  • Showing the willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve high levels of performance.
  • Leading a healthy lifestyle by eating sensibly and exercising regularly.
  • Having the ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being. 
  • Taking the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others. 
  • Having exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.
  • Showing a keen interest in PE - a willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.
  • Being able to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water.

In PE, we aim to follow our school’s curriculum vision in order to
Be Curious, Be Knowledgeable, Be Creative, Be Compassionate,
Be Reflective, Be Courageous.  

 Growing together through faith in Jesus Christ, ‘Let all you do be done in love.’

(1 Corinthians 16)


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E. stthomas_primary@sch.warrington.gov.uk