PE Curriculum 2021-06-29T10:34:28+01:00

PE Curriculum.

The subject leads for PE at Darwen St James are Mrs Heald and Mrs Simms.

Sports for Champions

The children from Reception to Year 6 had the opportunity to work with Jaydon Paddock from Sports for Champions for the morning, completing a variety of sponsored challenges. The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the event and we have booked for another Athlete to join us again next year

Well done to all those children who raised money for our sponsored event. 

Our final total was £613.30

The child who raised the most money raised £85, closely followed by £84!

Take a look at the website for more details:

Jaydon Paddock was the athlete that visited Darwen St James this year, have a look at profile for more information:

Here are some photos of the children completing their sponsored challenges!


The children in Nursery and Reception have been trialling a new PE scheme ‘Get Set 4 PE’ this term. They have been working on different aspects of the curriculum and have loved every lesson. This will continue through the term and we will start this new curriculum in September.

Key Stage 1

The children in Year 1 and Year 2 have completed an Invasion unit in PE this term. They have been working on their ball skills, including throwing, catching, dribbling and kicking. They have been working independently, in pairs and small groups. They have also been learning the importance of aiming and preparing their body to send and receive a ball or beanbag.

Key Stage 2

The children in Key Stage 2 have completed a Striking and Fielding Unit this term, they have been focusing on collaborative team games including rounders, cricket and tennis. 

Alongside their PE lesson each class has completed an additional virtual stretching session. This completes the stretching sessions with Sports Inspired in KS2, the children have made great progress since these started during lockdown.

Lancashire Cricket Foundation

Gregg from Lancashire Cricket Foundation has been in school working with children from Year 1 – Year 6 focusing on their batting, bowling and fielding skills. The children in all classes thoroughly enjoyed these sessions. 

Why not join Darwen Cricket Club and continue to improve these skills.

We have 2 PE sessions each week and are using Active Maths and Ipep (Interactive PE lesson planner) at Darwen St James this year. Active Maths is aimed at helping the children embed their mathematics in a fun and creative way. We have taken up the challenge of being more active and this allows us to improve our maths skills and our confidence at the same time.

Ipep ensures teachers deliver high quality PE lessons with its interactive lesson planner and assessment tools. We use this from Reception through to Year 6 for teaching.

Each class at Darwen St James complete the 1 kilometer a day running challenge by running laps of either the Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 playground. 

This year, to coincide with this we are completing the Lancashire Active Mile Challenge. The children continue to run their 1K a day to reach landmarks around the different towns. Each landmark they reach awards them stickers for their Class Challenge Diary. The children learn fun facts at each landmark and their aim is to reach all the landmarks around Lancashire by the ned of the year.

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