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P.E. Intent Statement


Throughout Early Years there are opportunities for children to become more culturally aware using the immediate environment of home, school and local area.  Expectations, around pupils becoming effective communicators, are enhanced in school in partnership with increasing parental engagement.


Throughout Key Stage 1 there are opportunities for pupils to access outdoor learning, to develop existing skills from Early Years, within the maths and English curriculum. The cultural diversity of the North East is explored and the vibrancy celebrated to develop respect amongst our young citizens to uphold British Values.


Throughout Key Stage 2 pupils’ life skills are further developed to show an understanding and demonstration of the attitudes needed to recognise their own and others, social, emotional and mental well-being. The varied and rich enhancements offered to pupils develop their range of vocabulary and debating skills around current affairs.


By the end of primary school pupils are confident and clear communicators who are able to articulate their views and opinions, in a range of situations, thus enabling them to become responsible citizens who enhance the community they live in.



In terms of the specific P.E. curriculum our intent is that: -

  • we celebrate the cultural capital intent above and offer pupils a variety of opportunities that P.E. offers through which they can develop a sense of personal achievement, fair play, teamwork and an understanding of the ways in which sport can transcend social and cultural boundaries
  • pupils have a range of experiences in sports beyond those typically offered within a school, for example, archery, badminton, fencing so that taster sessions of experiences may lead to new hobbies being formed and future champions enthused
  • Forest School activities use the outdoor environment, as a core learning area, to enhance pupil life skills; knowledge of the world around them; encourage respect and foster a ownership with the outdoor environment whilst offering wider opportunities to pupils to thrive and celebrate skills that some wouldn’t have in the classroom
  • a range of opportunities are available for pupils to participate competitively with other schools across the district which enables them to develop resilience, build confidence and team building
  • by the end of Year 6, pupils will have had the opportunity to earn a blue sport hoodie which celebrates their success in representing school on a range of teams and in festivals/competitions throughout KS2

Sport at Catchgate Primary School


Catchgate Primary School has a rich history of sporting success. We take part in a wide range of inter school sports organised by both our local associations and the local School Sport Partnership. We aim to provide as many opportunities as possible for children to be active and experience as many new sporting activities as possible during curriculum time and as part of after school clubs. We provide two hours of high quality Physical Education in all classes across the school and are committed to ensuring that our staff are constantly developing their skills to do this.

We have a great team across the school; Mrs Carlyon in Reception, Mr Shaw and Miss McGough throughout the school. Mr Smith and Mr Simpson coach the boys football team. . Mr Shaw and Mrs Hodgson coach and run the girls football team. Mr Shaw ans Miss McGough work with the gymnastics team and Mr Shaw the athletics teams.


New Sports T- Shirts

Sports T shirts are available for children to wear in PE lessons who have competed in a team event representing Catchgate Primary School. T shirts will be Royal Blue in colour and will have their names embroidered under the school logo. The cost will be £8 and are available to order in the usual sizes; 7/8, 9/10, 11/13.

Sainsbury's School Games


We are delighted to announce that we have were awarded the Sainsbury's School Games Silver Level Mark accreditation in  2013/ 2014, 2014/ 2015 , 2015 / 2016 and 2016/2017.

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