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Physical Education

Physical Education at Shinfield St. Mary's is well established with high-quality lesson delivery by class teachers leading an engaging, ambitious, relevant and progressive P.E. curriculum.

We adopt a sports-led approach to teaching skills in P.E. lessons, ensuring that our children develop the necessary P.E. skills to be confident in secondary school and beyond, in the hope that our children become lifelong participators in physical activity. To achieve this we offer a wide range of physical activity taught through games, gymnastics, athletics, dance, OAA and swimming.

Head of P.E. - Mr. P Arnold and Miss A Grey

60-minutes of Physical Activity

The Government Childhood Obesity Plan has set out the ambition for all children to achieve 60 minutes of physical activity every day – 30 active minutes in school and 30 active minutes out of school.


60 Active Minutes: example physical activity timetable; create your own  timetable

We considered different ways to achieve these recommendations.

Outside of school

  • walk/bike/scoot/park and stride to school
  • extracurricular sports clubs
  • other sports clubs
  • park run
  • swimming lessons
  • walking a pet
  • playing in a park
  • playing out/in the garden
  • jumping on a trampoline
  • skipping
  • going for a walk

We aim to embed 30 minutes of physical activity throughout the school day in addition to weekly P.E. sessions. Our active before school, break times and lunchtimes, led by our Year 6 Sports Leaders, encourage pupils to move more through various sporting activities.