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Physical Education

At St Thomas' P.E. is taught by Miss Leyland & Mr Jones. Pupils are offered a variety of sports activities within the curriculum that include gymnastics, dance, games, swimming and water safety and athletics activities. Sports activities include football, netball, cross-country, tag-rugby, hockey, rounders, kwik-cricket, tennis, swimming and athletics. Games lessons are mixed and boys and girls participate in all of these activities. Pupils are taught to acquire and develop skills, select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas, evaluate and improve their performance, and improve their knowledge and understanding of fitness and health. P.E. is an important aspect of the curriculum and, unless there is a sound medical reason why a child cannot participate, they are expected to do so. If a child needs to be excused, a letter stating the reasons why must be sent to the child’s teacher. Pupils in Key Stage 2 attend swimming lessons at Denstone Prepatory School. Swimming hats are required for all children, swimming goggles may only be worn with written parental permission, and precautions need to be taken if a child is suffering from a veruca. Pupils in Year 6 have the opportunity to participate in a residential outdoor education course, which usually takes place in the Summer term.


Please note that during the Autumn Term 2020, all PE curriculum activities will be non-contact.

"Win or lose, do it fairly."

Knute Rockne


"Ask not what your teammates can do for you, but what you can do for your teammates."

Magic Johnson


"Every expert was once a beginner."

Helen Hayes


"Believe you can and you're halfway there."

Theodore Roosevelt

"Our PE lessons are fun and help to to stay active and healthy."


"I like learning new things and getting to try different activities."


"I like PE because we get to play games and always move around."


"PE at our school is energetic, amazing and fun!"