Curriculum Information


At St. Oswald’s, we intend to provide all pupils with a road base of movement and knowledge, skills and understanding, which they can refine and expand throughout their primary school years.  All children are encouraged to join clubs outside of school hours and extend their interest and involvement in sport. We follow planning from Get Set 4 P.E.

We want to teach P.E in a way that develops:

Physical Development

  • To develop physical competence and confidence by acquiring and developing a range of fine and gross motor skills
  • To be aware of the different shapes and movements that can be made with the body
  • To develop knowledge, skills, understanding and the ability to remember, repeat and refine actions with increasing control and accuracy
  • To promote fitness and a healthy lifestyle by understanding the effects of exercise on the body and the benefits in developing strength, endurance and flexibility
  • To encourage pupil interest in participating in wider school physical activities and joining local clubs
  • To appreciate the value of safe exercising.

Social and Emotional Development

  • To develop a love and interest in physical exercise
  • To develop the ability to work independently and communicate well with and respond appropriately towards others using verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Develop confidence
  • Develop self – esteem
  • Promote understanding of safe practice and sense of responsibility towards the safety of themselves and others
  • To create and plan games to deliver to each other
  • Develop a sense of fair play and sportsmanship.

Cognitive Development:

  • Develop decision making and problem solving skills
  • Develop reasoning skills and ability to make reasonable judgments
  • Develop ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional skills
  • To improve observational skills, ability to describe and suggest improvements on their own and others performance
  • Understand that improved technique will have an impact on their own and others performance
  • Develop language skills.

Spiritual, Moral and Cultural Development

  • Develop a positive mental attitude
  • Experience a range of different activities and sport
  • The importance of doing your best and overcoming fear of failure
  • To encourage others and praise for their performance
  • To represent the school in competitive events
  • To participate at a competitive level
  • To develop self esteem in non – competitive sport
  • Treat others with respect.



We provide an enriched curriculum from Early Years throughout the school to Year 6 that goes beyond the expectation of the National Curriculum and goes beyond the minimum statutory requirements for PE.

In EYFS opportunities are provided for children to be active and to develop their co-ordination, control and movement through moving and handling activities; which involve the use of a range of equipment and involve different spatial experiences.  Structured lessons and opportunities for outdoor physical activity amount to at least two hours per week.  

Pupils in both Key Stages engage in two hours of high-quality PE during curriculum time each week.  Curriculum coverage is an hour of games per week and 40 minutes of indoor gym per week. In addition to this, St Oswald’s Church of England Primary School provide: a term of 40 minute dance sessions taught by a specialist dance teacher, a term of 40 minute games and athletics sessions taught by a specialist coach, swimming for Year 3 once a week for half an hour – taught by Sefton Aquatics, swimming for Years 4 and 5 for a term and a half in 40 minute sessions taught by trained school staff and swimming Year 6 in a two week block taught by trained school staff. Games activities cover a variety of team sports, athletics and outdoor adventure sessions. 

We develop resilience and perseverance through the implementation of “The Daily Mile”. Children aim to complete a mile or more each day on a tarmac track on the school field. Completion of The Daily Mile allows children to develop their personal achievement as well as improving their physical fitness. Children are encouraged by a sports apprentice who oversees the implementation of The Daily Mile and rewarded in assembly weekly with certificates to celebrate enthusiasm, encouragement and determination.



P.E is taught as a foundation for lifelong learning where pupils have the opportunity to access a wide range of activities in the idea that pupils continue to lead a physically active life. St. Oswald’s Church of England Primary School provides a high-quality P.E curriculum with the intention of improving wellbeing and fitness of all pupils. Competitive opportunities are provided frequently which enable pupils to succeed and excel though inter and intra competitions which help to embed core values such as fairness and respect. Pupils are encouraged to be physically confident, developing a positive mental attitude and take ownership of their own health and fitness. We are proud to have achieved the School Games Gold Mark for the forth year running. 


PE KIT:                   A red T shirt, black shorts, pumps (indoor PE) trainers (outdoor games)
                               A tracksuit is permitted during cold weather.

SWIMMING KIT:   Boys: Trunks (not shorts)  Girls: One piece swim suit (not bikini)
                              All children: A swimming hat (can be purchased from school office)


We feel very fortunate at St Oswald's as we have extensive grounds which we can use for our Physical Education and School Sport.

This includes a large secure field adjacent to the school, 2 fenced areas (pens) and an indoor hall. The KS2 playground has been recently remarked to promote physical activity, being designed by Year 6 pupils for the London Olympics. This includes a running track, balance beams and specified target areas. In addition there are basketball hoops for the children and tyres to develop balance and coordination. During playtimes and lunchtimes the pens are used for ball games.

For swimming Year 3 children use The Meadows Leisure Centre, Maghull and Y4-6 use Kirkby swimming pool.

Bicycle sheds are provided to encourage children to come to school on their bikes. 


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St Oswald's CE Primary School. Ronald Ross Avenue, Netherton, Bootle L30 5RH

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