Sport and PE

At St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School we like to keep the children fit and healthy by encouraging a balanced and healthy lifestyle. We have plenty of Sports and PE taking place within our curriculum time but also during playtime, half terms and after school.


Curriculum PE

Children in Key Stage One and Key Stage Two take part in two hours of structured curriculum PE time each week. These lessons will be split into five core teaching areas:



Invasion Games

Net/Wall Games



During their time at St John's children will receive a broad and balanced physical education, as we carefully structure the PE Curriculum throughout school to ensure there is variety and coverage within each Key Stage.


In Foundation Stage children usually partake in one structured PE lesson a week and also benefit from lots of physical activity in their play and exploration. 


Lunchtime Provision

We employ specialist sports coaches to engage and enthuse the pupils during our lunch hours. The pupils are encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities during their lunchtime. We hope this approach encourages the children to sustain a healthy lifestyle. 

Golden Mile 

Once a week children from Year 1 - Year 6 partake in a Golden Mile run around the playground. This is run by a qualified sports coach, who keeps a record of children's achievements over each half term. There are awards for the children who run the furthest distance in each year group (these are awarded in the final Gold Book Assembly of each half term). The Sports Council also help steward the mile run each week and help to record scores of each child.


Competitive Sport

We participate regularly at competitive sporting events in the local community and sometimes further a field! We encourage children from Key Stage One and Key Stage Two to take part in our sporting events. We have recently taken part in Netball, Football, Cricket, Skipping and Orienteering events! 


Holiday Clubs

We now offer Holidays clubs during half terms to encourage children to lead a healthy lifestyle even during holidays. These run in Easter, Spring Bank and Summer. If you would like more information please see the school office. 


After School Clubs

We offer after school clubs Monday - Thursday every week. These change on a termly basis and are always very popular! For more information on the current clubs please see the 'After School Clubs' page on our website or speak to the school office. 

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