St Matthew's C.E Primary School

“I can do all things because Christ gives me strength” Philippians 4:13

“Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity".                                                                                                                        John F. Kennedy


At St Matthew’s Primary School and Nursery Centre, we aim to provide physical education (PE) and school sports through a broad and balanced programme of activities.  The purpose of PE is to enable all pupils to work towards becoming independently active within the school and community.


Our PE programme aims to develop skills and concepts in relation to physical competence, health and relate fitness, safe practice and personal – social skills.  PE contributes to the whole curriculum of a child by offering an alternative context for the learning, understanding and application of language, numeracy and scientific concepts.  The subject also contributes to the technological, spiritual & moral, social & expressive/aesthetic aspects of learning through practical activities. 


Our PE curriculum aims to develop a variety of skills as well as physical competence in a range of sports.  Areas such as health education, safe practise and personal & social skills are also accessed regularly throughout each topic in every year group.  Emphasis is placed on the process of planning, performing and self-evaluating within a wide range of sporting activities such as dance, athletics, ball skills, gymnastics, karate, swimming and orienteering. 


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Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact document

Physical Education   overview

Progression of knowledge and skills

Pictorial Summary

(School Development Planning)



We are one of the few schools to use Karate to provide physical and coordination challenges in an inclusive manor whilst developing the social and emotional curriculum alongside the running of the school. 


School Competitions    

Children compete against different schools in various sports and there is an element of competition in most games lessons, allowing children an opportunity to compete in a ‘fun for all’ atmosphere.  As a school we aspire to follow the rule ‘Win with pride, lose with dignity. If we do so, we are all winners because of the taking part’.  This attitude is demonstrated particularly on our annual Sports’ days which are held during the summer term with all children in Key Stage 1 and 2 competing with children of similar abilities and separated into our 4 houses to add further excitement for the children.

Our Key Stage Two football Team who reached the quarter finals of the Telford and Wrekin Schools Trophy 2021-22 season.  Our Year 2 and 3 Cricket club entering the cricket tournament at Telford Tennis Centre.  Our Mixed netball Team from year 5 and 6 taking part at Telford Langley School.


Swimming Lessons

Swimming lessons for Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 take place during the summer term at Oakengates Leisure Centre where the children learn a variety of games, stroke techniques and survival skills.  During the last few sessions, the children are given the opportunity to earn their distance badges and these are then awarded in our annual celebrations assembly.


Sports Ambassadors

They have contributed to the positive outcome in school such as improving playtime equipment and it's uses, supporting our Weekly mile Campaign (weather depending), supporting the running of Sports Day for Key stage 1 and 2. But Sports Councils most recent and influential campaign has been the designing of a new Sports Kit for the School for Key Stage 1 and Lower and Upper Key Stage 2, see above images. The Council ran a competition within school and chose a winning design from a pupil within the school. 


Home Learning

If you would like to keep your children fit and healthy why not have a look at these links for some PE home learning: