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Physical Education

Physical Education at The Cathedral School of St Mary

At The Cathedral School of St Mary we aspire to provide every child with high quality, engaging provision for Physical Education.

Staff at the Cathedral School work in partnership with TGS sports, Joola Plymouth, Skip2BFit and Plymouth Argyle together with whom we deliver a range of experiences across the sports disciplines.

Children enjoy a range of sporting activities, both in lesson time and through extra curricular activities.

We celebrate where we live and ensure that children have access to the skills necessary to make the most of living in a city between the Dartmoor National Park and the Plymouth Sound National Marine Park. To this end, we ensure that our children have opportunities to engage in swimming lessons, and OAA activities through experiences such as the years 3/4 and 5/6 residential, the Junior Ten Tors and other opportunities through the Plymouth Schools Sports Partnership.

We celebrate that sport is a challenge and a competition and that whilst winning and losing are part of sport, sportsmanship and personal challenge is the most important. In support of this, the children have access to a range of competitions through the School Games programme. We also build links with our sister school to provide additional intrahouse opportunities.

We aim for our children to leave our school with an awareness of the skills needed to develop a love of physical education in future life, as well as an understanding of their own personal expectations.

Curriculum Intent Statement:

At the Cathedral School of St Mary, we aspire to ensure all children are provided with a high quality PE curriculum and are actively encouraged to engage with opportunities that improve their physical and mental health throughout the year. We believe that the PE Passport scheme helps us to do this, alongside the extra-curricular and competition opportunities that we make available for every child in our school.
We have some very exciting sporting events coming up over the remainder of the year. I would like to share the dates with you now to give you all plenty of time to help prepare.

11.03 - 22.03.24 - Big Walk and Wheel Fortnight

15.04 - 03.05.24 - Year 3 Swimming

W/C 07.05.24 - Whole School Balanceability / Bikeability

W/C 17.06.24 - National School Sports Week

17.06.24 - KS2 Bellboating
17.06.24 - KS1 Cheerleading Day
18.06.24 - EYFS Horseriding
18.06.24 - KS2 Indoor Rowing
19.06.24 - KS1 Skiing
21.06.24 - Sports Afternoon (Brickfields)

More information will be shared closer to each event however, we can share with you that all the events will be free to ensure that no one misses out.

We hope you are as excited about these amazing opportunities as we are.
Physical Education Policy
Please click on the link below to access our Physical Education policy document.