P.E. & Sport

PE develops the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities through residential trips to PlasDol-y-Moch and Alton Castle.

PE promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills, and it promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus, we enable the children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.

The following topics are taught in each year group:

  • Year 1 – Gymnastics, Dance, Games, Athletics
  • Year 2 – Gymnastics, Dance, Games, Athletics
  • Year 3 – Invasion Games, Dance, Striking and Fielding Games, Swimming, Athletics
  • Year 4 – Dance, Net and wall games, Gymnastics, Invasion Games, Swimming, Athletics
  • Year 5 – Net and wall Games, Gymnastics, Dance, Invasion Games, Athletics, Striking and Fielding Games
  • Year 6 – Gymnastics, Invasion Games, Dance, Athletics, Striking and Fielding Games
The Daily Mile

As part of developing pupil stamina and fitness, we are introducing a mile run which initially all pupils in KS2 are beginning to take part in 2-3 times each week. It is in addition to weekly PE lessons. Part of the government Sports premium grant is being used to pay for an all weather path to be laid down the length of the field, so that we are utilising the wonderful outside space we have around the school grounds. The mile run will  incorporate the top playground, the path leading to the church, the new all weather path on the field and the lower KS1 playground. In time, we aim to have all pupils, KS1 and 2, running this mile on a regular basis.

You can find more about this National Initiative by reading the daily mile

Extra-curricular PE Activities – At St John Fisher, we offer a range of extra-curricular activities for all children of all abilities to take part in. They are as follows:

YEAR 1

Football – coached by an outside sports company.
Multi-skills – taught by an outside sports coach.
Tag-rugby – taught by an outside sports coach.

YEAR 2

Football – coached by an outside sports company.
Multi-skills – taught by an outside sports coach.
Tag-rugby – taught by an outside sports coach.

YEAR 3

Athletics – coached by an outside sports company.
Drama – taught by an outside company.
Football – coached by an outside sports company.
Gymnastics – coached by an outside sports company.
Multi-skills – coached by an outside sports company.
Tag-rugby – taught by an outside sports coach.

YEAR 4

Athletics – coached by an outside sports company.
Drama – taught by an outside company.
Football – coached by an outside sports company.
Gymnastics – coached by an outside sports company.
Netball – coached by members of St John Fisher staff.

YEAR 5

Athletics – coached by an outside sports company.
Cross Country – coached by members of St John Fisher staff.
Drama – taught by an outside company.
Football – coached by an outside sports company.
Gymnastics – coached by an outside sports company.
Netball – coached by members of St John Fisher staff.

YEAR 6

Athletics – coached by an outside sports company.
Cross Country – coached by members of St John Fisher staff.
Drama – taught by an outside company.
Football – coached by an outside sports company.
Gymnastics – coached by an outside sports company.
Netball – coached by members of St John Fisher staff.

2016/2017 After School Timetable

After school timetable
MondayMulti-skills (years 1, 2 & 3)
TuesdayTag rugby (years 1, 2 & 3)
Cross country (years 4, 5 & 6)
WednesdayNetball (years 4, 5 & 6)
ThursdayGymnastics (years 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Football (years 1, 2 & 3)
FridayFootball (years 5 & 6)
Dodgeball (years 1, 2 & 3)

All activities are 10 sessions, starting in the week beginning Mon 19th Sep and finishing the week beginning Mon 28th Nov, with the exception of Friday football and dodgeball which are 9 sessions due to Friday 4th Nov being a teacher training day.

Our PE links with other schools and the wider community

Our school takes an active part in school competitions with other schools within the city. These competitions are:

  • The School Games which include a variety of competitive events such as Athletics, Rowing for both girls and boys and Modern Pentathlon
  • Swimming Gala
  • Catholic Athletics
  • Catholic Football League
  • Catholic Netball League
  • Coventry Schools’ Cross Country