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In preparation for PSHE becoming statutory in September 2020 under the Children and Social Work Act 2017, including Relationships Education at key stages 1 and 2 and Health Education in Primary 

we began by reviewing our current PSHE and PE curriculum.  We decided that a more structured comprehensive programme that integrated the statutory content and included a broader programme covering economic wellbeing, careers and enterprise education, as well as education for personal safety, was required.


It was important for our children to have opportunities to reflect on their learning, especially when that learning relates directly to their individual identity – their personal qualities, attitudes, attributes, achievements and influences. We felt that it was important for teachers to feel confident that learning within this subject had taken place, to be able to demonstrate progress and to identify future learning needs.


It was also essential that all those invested in our children could see the impact PSHE education would have on our children and for whole-school outcomes. In conjunction with our PSHE curriculum, we decided to remap our entire curriculum and place PSHE at the heart of our foundation.



The purpose of our curriculum is to inspire all children to acquire knowledge to ignite a lifelong love of learning. We celebrate the cultural capital that our community brings to learning and build on this to broaden children’s understanding of the world. Our commitment to providing equality of opportunity ensures that rich experiences and enhancements are embedded throughout the curriculum.



EYFS - In the Foundation Stage, PE is taught as an integral part of topic work and is embedded throughout the curriculum. The objectives taught are the Personal, Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development statements from ‘Development Matters in the EYFS’ and the PSED Early Learning Goals.


Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 – 

At Key Stages 1 and 2, PE is personalised, planned and illustrated through our PE Curriculum Maps. Lessons are supported using the Lancashire scheme of work in line with the National Curriculum.  Assessment outcomes on our PE Passport and questionnaire findings have helped mould our curriculum priorities and focus on the needs of our children.


Children are taught PE supported with ‘Lancashire PE Scheme of Work’ materials, along with a range of enrichment and enhancement opportunities and after school sports clubs and events planned throughout the year that provide a more practical and realistic setting to support children’s understanding.

Our aims are to prepare our children for life, helping them to know and value who they are and understand how they relate to other people in this ever-changing world. There is a strong emphasis on building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health. It includes mindfulness (Healthy Heads) to allow children to advance their emotional awareness, concentration and focus.


Impact on Children:

  • Children apply knowledge across all subjects
  • They understand that the knowledge they learn and develop will help them in their future.
  • Children are able to approach a range of real-life situations and apply their attributes to help navigate themselves through modern life.
  • They will be on their way to becoming healthy, open-minded, respectful, socially and morally responsible, and active members of society.
  • Children appreciate difference and diversity.
  • They are able to look after their mental health and well-being.
  • They are able to develop a positive, healthy relationship with their peers both now and in the future.
  • The children have respect for themselves and others.
  • The children have a positive self-esteem.
  • We encourage our children to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. We challenge all of our pupils to look for opportunities to show the school values of faith, hope and love.                                                                                                     


Impact on Attainment and Progress

  • The curriculum demands the best possible outcomes in PE from every child
  • From each individual child’s starting point, progress is evident


Evaluation and Impact on our Curriculum

  • Subjects are taught discretely to ensure specific concepts are the focus. Links are made across curriculum subjects.
  • PSHE, including SMSC and BV, is an integral part of the whole school curriculum


Evaluation of our Impact on our World

  • Our children are inspired to achieve their full potential; have their voices heard and effect change.
  • Assemblies are linked to PSHE, British Values and SMSC and are linked to our school Values.

PSHE, BV and SMSC displays throughout school reinforce the PSHE curriculum


At St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Personal, Social, Health, and Economic (PSHE) education is embedded within our

overarching curriculum that prepares our children for many different aspects of their lives.  

Our overall goal is to help our children to become well-rounded individuals with strong character, who will eventually go out into the world of adults and be actively and positively involved in society.   In order to do this, we are striving to create a conducive environment around the school and this year we have created our own specific Personal Development Curriculum that is entwined with our academic curriculum.

Our curriculum aims to provide engagement and enrichment and through this, we aim for all children to have equal opportunities to thrive together.  

An afternoon of friendship making and football


Ten year 6 children were chosen to represent St. Mary's at the Headstart Transition Tournament at Poolfoot this afternoon. The aim of the event was to bring year 6 children together from across local primary schools to help them get to know one another in readiness for high school. The children played several matches, on mixed school teams. It was a fabulous afternoon and the children benefitted greatly. A huge thankyou to the Fleetwood Town Community Trust for organising such a fantastic event. 

Pele Class thoroughly enjoyed their game of Rounders this week!

Coronation Cricket -King Class

An afternoon yoga session


Shelly Woods class had some much needed relaxation this afternoon. We tried a variety of yoga poses and the session was really beneficial.  

Gymnastics in King Class-learning to balance on parts of their bodies.

A small group of children were lucky enough to be selected to take part in an Athletics competition based at Poolfoot this week. They competed with 15 other schools from the local area to get the fastest speeds and the highest points in 12 different games, these included games that used a wide range of different techniques such as running, football, tennis and even hockey as well as many more. They all showed incredible resilience and teamwork, put in so much effort as well as having a fantastic afternoon!

An afternoon of cricket


Woods class enjoying an afternoon of cricket... 

Cricket -King Class

King Class-gymnastics


And breathe...


Woods class started the day with a spectacular yoga session today. We started by spraying some essential oils around the room to awaken our senses then we completed a chair based session. This involved breathing techniques and a series of invigorating stretches and movements. Starting our day like this was fabulous and the children benefited enormously. 

Fleetwood's Footballing Finest 


We had some very special visitors in our class today. Two Fleetwood town players, Callum Dolan and Dylan Boyle, came in to talk to the children about their football careers. The children were able to question them about overcoming challenge, being resilient and highs and lows of their profession. The children were hooked, really taking on board everything they were saying. A huge thank you to Rachel, Callum and Dylan for giving up their time to make our afternoon extra special. 

KS1 Yoga After School Club

King Class have been learning how to dodge and change direction in their PE sessions.

KS1 Inclusion Festival 2023

King Class-To solve problems as part of a team.

King Class PE- As part of our 'Great Outdoors' unit the children worked together with a partner to undertake an adventurous journey.

In PE we have moved on to our Robots topic. This week we have been looking at different movements including different heights and ways of traveling. 

The children in Year 2/3 have been learning to catch a ball with control to improve their throwing and catching in PE.

Shelly Woods Class Swimming Success!


The children are making great progress with their swimming, another batch of certificates have been awarded. 

Year 1 have been focusing on rolls and landing them safely in PE.

Year 2 have been practicing their over arm throwing in PE.

Tag rugby- King Class had great fun working as a team.

Yoga Session with Fleetwood Town

Tag Rubgy

Year 5/6 Glow in the Dark Dodgeball

Overarm throwing in King Class

KS1 Inclusion Festival

KS2 After School Club -  Tag Rugby with Fleetwood Rugby Club

Year 3/4 Inclusion Festival

Year 2/3 - Catching and Bouncing a Ball 

EYFS - A start to PE in school

St Mary's Sports Leaders 2022/2023

Cross Curricular learning in Year 1 - a ‘Bears in the Night’ obstacle course!

St Mary's Sports Day 2022