Mr Hodder is responsible for the PE curriculum and inter school competition in our school.


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In School

Physical Education teaching at The Cathedral Catholic Primary School will provide children with the basic fundamental skills to participate in a wide variety of physical activities. The children will understand that physical education develops a healthy lifestyle, both physically and mentally.

We believe Physical Education is extremely important for all children to develop in their confidence and enjoyment of different sports and activities. All teachers delivering PE use The Lancashire PE Scheme of Work to inform all our teaching. Lessons will be lively, engaging and carefully planned, incorporating a variety of pedagogical approaches that ensure the children are always active, purposeful, engaged and safe (APES).

A balance of individual, team, co-operative and competitive activities aims to cater for individual pupil’s needs and abilities. When the children leave us in Year 6, our aim is for them to have the confidence to try everything and have a lifelong love for being active.

Alongside curriculum teaching the children will experience different activities delivered by experts including, wheelchair basketball, shelter building, dancing, dodgeball and biking!






Swimming and Water Safety

The Cathedral Catholic Primary School will provide swimming instruction for all children during their key stage 2 career.

In particular, pupils will be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations



In addition to the importance placed on PE lessons, we also have a wider curriculum offer which includes the opportunities for pupils to take part in extra-curricular sports and activity clubs and competitions. We enjoy taking part in competitions outside school including, football, netball, crown green bowls, athletics, multi-skills and many more. Taking part in sport competitions is important for the competitive side of winning and losing!


The Cathedral Catholic Primary school are part of the fantastic sports network provided experts across Lancaster and Heysham. As part of the sports network the children will gain access to a competitions and new activities. Teachers will have access to the knowledge and experience in different sports and activities.

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