Physical Education

At Kettleshulme St James physical education is a high priority within our school and we use this opportunity to not only teach about the importance of having a healthy body, but also the importance of having a healthy mind - we also teach the children how the two are very closely linked and have a huge influence on each other so it is important to care for both in equal measures.

All pupils take part in a thirty minute yoga lesson each week. We have been building on this skill since January 2021 (when during lockdown each day started with a thirty minute yoga/HIITS/boxercise/power yoga session for every member of our community). We are really proud of the resilence, strength and focus which all of our pupils now demonstrate during these sessions, which are led by Mrs McLaughlin our PE coach. During this time we also reflect on our inner strength, our inner thoughts and our inner peace. We set an affirmation for the week ahead (such as 'I am unique', 'I am strong', 'I am love') and we celebrate everything that we are capable of. We acknowledge that during our practice we will all look different in our poses, and that this is okay because we are all built in different ways.

Mrs McLaughin delivers weekly PE lessons across our school.

  Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2
Autumn 1 Physical Literacy - focus on balance, speed, agility and co-ordination Ball skills - netball, basketball, football
Autumn 2 Dance Dance
Spring 1 Body management Balance, strength, conditioning and yoga
Spring 2 Gymnastics Gymnastics
Summer 1 Multi Skills - focus on catching, jumping and running with control Team games - rounders, football
Summer 2 Athletics Athletics


In addition to these lessons we have a weekly 'Fitness Challenge' which is set by our 'Fitness Ambassadors'. This might be 1 minute of spotty dogs each day or 20 high knees each day. The Fitness Ambassadors check up on all of the classes to make sure that everyone is completing their challenges. 

Each class also takes part in a weekly run around our school grounds. The run is measured out to be approximately 1 kilometre.

We also offer one terms worth of 30 minute long swimming lessons to all pupils in Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5. Our lessons take place at Bollington Leisure Centre.

Finally we have an outstanding Outdoor Adventurous Acitivities programme which all of our pupils access from Reception upwards. Each child takes part in one whole morning or afternoon session on a termly basis. Please see the attachment for more details about what this looks like.

In addtion to all of the above we offer a selection of sporting clubs and we enter numerous tournaments and competitions throughout the year.


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Kettleshulme St JamesCE (VA) Primary School

Macclesfield Road,
Kettleshulme Cheshire SK23 7QU

School Administrator | Rachel Blood
01663 738020
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‘With The Lord by our side, we build inner strength and create a loving family where all individuals can soar high’John 10:10

Headteacher | SENDCo
Alicia Bellshaw