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St Francis Catholic Primary School, Morley

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Physical Education

"It is really important that we promote competitive sport in schools. It is very important that we recognise that has to be underpinned by good quality physical education and by getting people into patterns of exercise." Sebastian Coe


Physical Education is a foundation curriculum subject at St Francis Primary School.

At St Francis Catholic Primary School we believe that Physical Education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. 

We teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at St Francis Catholic, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. 

By placing PE and sport at the heart of a broad and balanced curriculum we aim to build self-esteem, teamwork and leadership skills enabling each child to be the best they can be by:

  • Improving health and well-being
  • Providing high quality opportunities and outcomes
  • Promoting lifelong learning, active participation and competition
  • Raising achievement and supporting excellence
  • Having the emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE and sport



Curriculum PE

Physical Education is a foundation curriculum subject at St Francis Primary School and lessons take place twice weekly.

  • PE at St Francis Catholic Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
  • The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
  • We follow a scheme of work from ACES Education. Their specifically designed units of work meet the needs of each child and influences whole school improvement. This specialist teaching company also provide lessons for 2 classes each week on a Friday afternoon.
  • Additionally, Total Dance provide weekly PE lessons for 2 classes as well as an afterschool club for different year groups each half term.
  • Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Lunch time sports clubs and after school sport clubs are available at least once a week.
  • Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. These are run within the Morley Schools Sports Association, as well as within the Leeds Catholic Compass. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
  • Each year a small group of Year 5 children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs and other Sporting activities.
  • In the Summer Term, we have a whole school Sports Day for Reception through to Year 6 involving a carousel of different sporting activities based around throwing, catching, dribbling and bouncing; along with highly competitive races.
  • Also in the Summer Term we host a Sports Week event whereby the children have the opportunity to take part in different sporting activities each day throughout the week. Some of the activities included in previous years have been: judo, skipping, dance, yoga, golf, rugby, basketball, an inflatable assault course, bouncy castle, climbing wall and cricket.
  • Children in Year 4 attend weekly swimming lessons throughout the year. 


PE long term plan

PE Policy

Physical Activity Policy

National Curriculum Programmes of Study for Physical Education



I like PE because it helps me to be healthy and athletic.    PE is so fun because I get to learn new things and new sports.      I love when the sports coach teaches us tennis.    I love exercising and I always think it’s really fun.    I like PE because it makes me happy learning new sports.    I enjoy PE because it is calming.    I like PE because I have learnt how to dribble a basketball.    I enjoy PE because I know that I will always have fun learning how to play different games.    I enjoy PE because I know that I am improving my skills.    I now have a better aim when I throw a ball.

PE Funding

Since 2013, the government has provided additional funding to improve provision of Physical Education and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and is allocated to primary school headteachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

 This means that schools should use the premium to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
  • make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

How to use the PE and sport premium

The current budget is a working document which across the school year is amended and added to when necessary. Our budget is £17,800 for this year and impact reports and proposed funding allocation can be found on our sports premium page.

All monies spent are regularly reviewed by the PE Leader and the Head teacher. This ensures that the Sport Premium is directly impacting on the physical education provision and quality of sport, teaching and learning at St Francis Primary School. Below you will find documents which show the amount of money we receive and how this money has been spent, along with information on the impact of the funding.

Impact of PE Spending 2023-2024 

Impact of PE Funding 2021 - 2022

PE Spending 2021 - 2022

Impact of PE Funding 2020-2021

PE Spending 2020 - 2021

Impact of Funding 2019-2020

PE Spending 2019 - 2020

Useful Links

Please visit this useful website to find out about competitions and events we may attend as a school. There is also other useful information about extra curricular sport and PE.

Leeds South and Central School Sport Partnership

National Curriculum

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