Physical Education

St Ambrose RC Primary School - PE Curriculum Intent

 “Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God.”(1 Corinthians 6:19-20)

At St Ambrose, we reflect the National Curriculum aims:

  • Through the teaching of PE, we provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sports and other physically demanding activities
  • Children are provided with opportunities to become physically confident, supporting their health and fitness.
  • Opportunities to compete in sports and other activities build character and help to embed values such as sportsmanship, fairness and respect.

In this subject:

At St Ambrose, our planning is based on a range of learning objectives that support a skill-based curriculum.  This aims to build progression of skills and knowledge through various activities and exposure to different sports.  The intent of this is to make all our children gain a love of sport, exercise and an awareness of living an active and healthy lifestyle.

PE at St Ambrose allows all pupils to experience various activities to engage children at all levels.  We aim to provide an attitude of ‘there is something out there for everyone through various games and sporting activities inside and outside of school.  We aim to develop confident, successful, and independent learners who can problem solve and experience sporting competition actively through Salford Sports Partnership competitions and activities aimed at every child’s level.  Through PE and competition, the values gained, such as sportsmanship, fair play, right and wrong, and we aim to make this a priority so that our children can go out into the world and impact transforming society.

We provide rules that fit in with rules and engagement in physical activity and sports and rules that can be transferred to everyday life through PE.  These range from encouraging those around you to be the best that they can be to inspiring others and future pupils to find, take up and appreciate a range of activities and sports.  We aim to establish a servant leadership attitude amongst all children and staff.  We encourage fair play, respect and tolerance of others during in house PE and competition and outside competition when representing the school.

We aim to raise aspirations and personal pride by bringing people in who have different sporting backgrounds to talk to children and staff about their role, how they have set their goals and how they maintain them.  This inspires pupils and gives them a platform to aspire to.  We also provide certificates and PE medals to children for excellent behaviour, attitudes to learning and skill development during PE.  Every PE lesson, in house competition and outside event aims to build character and sportsmanship.

In God's family, we grow and learn in love, hope and faith.


Mr Warburton - PE

PE at St. Ambrose RC Primary School

At St. Ambrose RC Primary school, we aim to provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that inspires all children to succeed and excel in competitive and other physically demanding activities. We provide opportunities for all children to become physically confident to support their health and fitness.

At St. Ambrose, we use Primary PE Passport as a learning scheme to support the delivery of the national curriculum across all year groups. An overview of the topics that will be taught can be found in the files section at the bottom of the page. 

Sports Premium Funding

The funding has been provided to promote and encourage children to participate in a range of physical activity both in and
out of school in order to prevent concerning statistics in relation to obesity from coming to fruition

The Sports Premium Funding document can be found at the bottom of this page.

Swimming at St. Ambrose

Children in Year 4 attend weekly swimming lessons to learn to swim and develop their water safety.  At the end of each academic year, schools must publish how many Year 6 children have met the national curriculum requirement of swimming and water safety. This information can be found in the 'Sports Premium, funding' document in the files section at the bottom of this page.

School Games


St Ambrose R.C Primary School has received the Gold School Games Mark for the 2nd year running and aims to reach Platinum by the end of the academic year 2021/22.

Competition Section

Swimming   Athletics
Basketball   Netball



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