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Sport and Outdoor Education

We are proud of our sports provision and PE curriculum at St Osburg’s Catholic Primary School. We believe that physical education makes a significant difference to the pupils’ personal wellbeing as well as improving co-ordination, fitness, listening skills and the ability to follow instructions.

At St Osburg’s we follow the 2014 national curriculum for Physical education. We use our sports funding to enhance our provision with a high quality specialist coach who works with each class from Years 1- 6 developing skills in all areas and teaching a range of competitive sports such as football, netball and rugby.    Alongside our sports coach, we also have a sports apprentice. This enables each class to receive tailored lessons where individual needs are met within the session. Teachers work alongside the coaches to plan and assess pupil progress and to identify specific needs.


National Curriculum Requirements

Key stage 1

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

Pupils should be taught to:

  •  master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities
  •  participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending
  •  perform dances using simple movement patterns.  


Key stage 2

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use  them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement.  They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination
  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending
  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]
  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns
  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a
  • team
  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to
  • achieve their personal best.


At St Osburg’s Catholic Primary School we also have a range of extra-curricular sporting clubs such as: cross country, netball, football, tennis, dance, and multi sports.

We take part in a range of sporting initiatives such as Catholic Sports, football tournaments throughout the city as well as playing against schools in Birmingham and Solihull. We compete in the annual netball rally and netball tournaments across schools ,  we are working in partnership with the Warwickshire Cricket Board to compete against other city schools  and have recently started the Kid’s Marathon initiative.