Curriculum Information

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Sport and Physical Education are very important at St Oswald's and we pride ourselves on the range of activities we can offer both within and beyond the curriculum. Physical Education 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 athletics, dance, games, gymnastics, outdoor and adventurous activities, swimming and water safety. Our children all receive at least 2 hours of high quality Physical Education each week.


P.E promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Through this we enable them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.

Competitive Sport is encouraged throughout the school. Children are given the opportunity within lessons to compete against each other in a variety of different games. Intra school competitions take place regularly as well as inter school competitions whereby the children compete against other schools.

The School Games initiative promotes the following values and we encourage the childen to consider these when competing:

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)

Resources:  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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