At St Columba’s Roman Catholic Primary, we provide a physical education programme of games, gymnastics, swimming, dance and athletics based lessons which are in line with the National Curriculum. This enables each child to develop their movement, skill, balance and co-ordination as well as self confidence in the subject area. The programme provides a progressive plan throughout each year and in subsequent years of a child’s primary education. Each child is given the opportunity to develop their competitive skills by engaging in both inter and intra school competitions.
We currently offer at KS1 and KS2 an extensive extra-curricular sports programme that provides the opportunity for children to further develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of sporting areas. We additionally provide a healthy lifestyle programme which creates a greater awareness of issues such as the need for exercise, health living, tackling obesity and healthy eating.
Our future focus is to further develop the teaching of PE and to continue to deliver a broad and balanced programme, as well as extending the out of hours learning opportunities which will be linked to the wider curriculum in order to enhance learning for all participants.
Click on the image above to view our PE page blog to see all the exciting things that happen in PE lessons!
Curriculum Years 2020 to 2021
“Primary Stars” Programme: This academic year, in collaboration with Newcastle United Foundation, we are offering our pupils the “Primary Stars” programme. Coaches from NUFC are in school, every Thursday and Friday, supporting members of staff during curricular PE, delivering CPD courses and PSHE lessons. The coaches work across the school and all members of staff are present during the sessions. See the timetable of activities detailed below.
Curriculum Years 2019 to 2020
To recognise our school’s achievements across the Autumn Term 2019 and Spring Term 2020, as well as the virtual delivery and engagement of physical activity during the lockdown period, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our school has been awarded with the following badges:
*Recognition Certificate: for the ongoing commitment and achievement in the School Games Programme during the Autumn and Spring Terms (2019-2020)
*Virtual Certificate: for our school’s support, commitment and engagement to the virtual programmes during the Summer Term (2020)
It is a great achievement and a result of incredible teamwork. A big thank you to all in our school community for the continuous support they give to PE and physical activity throughout the year. Congratulations to all of us!
Curriculum Years 2018 to 2019