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Physical Education

At St. Luke's we want to promote healthy and active lifestyles.  We recognise the importance and value of high quality Physical Education lessons.



To enable children to:


  • participate in competitive and collaborative team games; developing and applying basic principles and tactics for attacking and defending
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance and apply these to a range of activities
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best
  • Learn to swim.


Each week, every class will undertake two one hour Physical Education activities in accordance with the Curriculum Maps to ensure the teaching of the 2014 National Curriculum knowledge, understanding and skills through:

  • dance and gymnastics activities (alternating each half-term over the year)
  • outdoor games activities (including invasion games, striking and fielding games and net and wall games)
  • swimming (Key Stage 2 – Year 5, Summer Term)
  • athletic activities
  • outdoor and adventurous activities (Key Stage 2 - part of the Y6 Autumn term residential is dedicated to this)


The school uses Hampshire exemplary PE planning, supplemented with Val Sabin resources.  We also welcome into school a number of specialist sports/P.E. coaches during the year to deliver one-off taster sessions e.g. in 2016 all year groups had specialist tag rugby coaching, tennis coaching and athletics coaching.