‘We Care, We Share, We Value’


What makes a good PE pupil at Holy Cross?

A hunger for trying new games, activities and skills, with a willingness to make mistakes in order to improve. A student with an ability to work successfully as an individual but also someone who contributes effectively within teams and looks to support others while developing self.

PE at  Holy Cross


A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. 

It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. 

There are then opportunities to compete in sport and other activities which allows children to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect, that they will take with them through their lives.


High quality teaching that is appropriately pitched to individuals and develops subject specific vocabulary and skills

Providing a range of sporting activities for children to explore

Children given opportunity to develop a range of physical skills, intrinsic values and a knowledge about how to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle

Enrichment opportunities such as extra-curricular clubs where we support and provide entry into competitive events

Succinct assessment based on key skills and understanding which ensures learning is well pitched and matched to individual needs

PE as a high profile within the school community and children enjoy regular lessons that are highly valued

Follow a clearly sequenced and progressive program of study based on the National Curriculum objectives

Nurturing a resilient learning attitude towards PE and building cooperation, individuality and sportsmanship

Inspiring children to search for further engagement of sport in clubs outside of school.


Children confidently apply their health and well-being knowledge to their own lives on a daily basis. 

Children will discover new interests and talents that can lead to interests outside of school and joining of new communities and sports teams. 

The outcomes at the end of each Key Stage are god or better. Children gain regular access to exercise which has a positive impact on their mental health and well-being. 

The wider vocabulary learned is then applied to other areas of the children's learning and they show an understanding of how exercise has a positive impact on both the body and mind. Children enjoy PE lessons and confidently support one another in them situations. 

They show confidence when performing individual sports and learn to be creative in their planning of routines. 

The children are critical of their performances and use this to improve further. 

Children enjoy PE lessons and learn to be confident enough to have a go at developing and applying new skills. 

Children develops the skill of agility, coordination and balance, which are predominantly used on a day to day basis. It allows opportunities to be creative and express themselves in different ways.



This half term we will be focusing on the importance of DETERMINATION. It will be something we look at in all PE lessons and will continue to promote and support across all areas of school life. 


Determination is the quality of being determined to do or achieve something.


In sport,  determination is an important skill and attitude to have, in order to achieve your goals.

Whether this be;

  • the determination to achieve a specific skill,
  • the determination to win in a sport or event or
  • the determination to overcome an injury.


Determination is a key attribute in the world of Sport and Physical Education.

The Great British Paralympian, Jonathan Peacock,  is someone who has shown sheer determination to achieve his goals, regardless of barriers that have appeared in throughout his life. He is a fantastic role model and representation of how determination is so a key element and  attitude towards achieveing in sport, physical eduaction and in life 

To read more about Jonathan's jourey to success, please click on the document below. 


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