St Osmund's Catholic Primary School

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We are joyfulWe are prayerfulWe are reflectiveWe enjoy working togetherWe meet every challengeWe are investigatorsWe grow together in our love of God

Physical Education:including dance, games, gymnastics, athletics and swimming


Great importance is attached to the value of sport in children’s lives at St Osmund’s even though we are somewhat restricted by our grounds. Children are encouraged to take part in a wide variety of activities, both within the National Curriculum and in extra curricular activities.



It is a requirement that children, by the end of Key Stage 2, can swim confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m.  All children, each year in Key Stage 2, receive swimming lessons at Five Rivers Leisure Centre pool.

By the end of July 2018 at St Osmund's:

  • 66% of children in Year 6 could swim at least 25m
  • 66% of children in Year 6 could swim over 100m, with most being able to complete in excess of 800m
  • 38% of children in the whole of KS2 (Years 3 to 6) could swim at least 25m by the end of July 2018
  • 41% of Year 6 children could perform a safe self rescue



The school plays regular football and netball matches with other schools.  We also take part in competitions with other schools for cricket, tag rugby, athletics, tri-golf and mini-marathon running.

Our Infant Sports Day is a splendid event in which children begin to experience competition in a very gentle way. The Junior Sports Day is held on the Cathedral Close playing fields and is a great demonstration of the children’s athletic skills.

Since September 2015 we have been following the Create Development programme – real PE which is firmly linked to the new National Curriculum. The programme is built around an integrated assessment framework made up of clear learning journeys. The Assessment for Learning tools which are an essential part of the scheme enable more effective communication to the learners and shifts responsibility to them so that they ultimately take more leadership. There are 9 different strands each of which have been broken down into 8 levels of learning:

  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Dynamic balance to agility
  • Applying physical skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of health & fitness
  • Creative
  • Cognitive
  • Social
  • Personal

Many of the skills link in with our commitment to the Four Rs – Resourcefulness, Resilience, Reciprocity and Responsibility – which are woven throughout our whole curriculum.