(Information below taken from the Department of Education: Details of statutory curriculum - Physical Education)
Physical Education is a compulsory part of the curriculum for all pupils at every Key Stage, from age four to 16. It is recommended that pupils receive a minimum of two hours curricular PE per week.
Each class is allocated two PE sessions over the week, in which they are given one small hall slot and one large hall slot to run their PE sessions, with the outdoors being used when permitted.
As part of the curriculum, children will be given the opportunity to learn the skills in the following areas: Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics and Games (e.g. Cricket, Badminton and Tennis). Year 3 pupils will also have the opportunity to go swimming once a week for half of the school year.
Each class and therefore member of staff work alongside qualified coaches from Blackburn Rovers F.C to help build the staff member's confidence in delivering high quality PE lessons and the children benefit in acquiring new skills whilst securing existing skills further.
Premier League Primary Stars Competition
We recently applied for new equipment from Kitlocker in a competition with the Premier League and our application was successful! We have won a selection of kit and equipment which will enhance our delivery of supporting activities. We plan on developing games and activities that will engage a variety of children during break and lunchtimes.
Bronze School Games Award
Our achievements have been recognised!
We are proud to announce that last year we were recognised for our work in the delivery of competitive sports and for our commitment to raising the standards in physical education and increasing the engagement of all children in competitive sports. We were awarded the bronze award by the School Games Association, which is a huge achievement and shows how dedicated St. Stephen's is to raising the school sports profile.
We are aspiring to achieve the Silver award and will strive to further improve our delivery of sports and our participation in intra-house competitions.
We recognise the importance of healthy, friendly competition and the need to look after ourselves and keep our bodies fit and healthy.