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Stone St Mary's CE Primary School

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Overall Objective – To develop the pedagogical approaches in PE lessons

At Stone St Mary’s C.E. Primary School, all our children partake in an inspiring and creative curriculum in all subjects, which allows them to develop knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm in their learning. This is applied to our PE curriculum. This then ensures that our children leave Stone St Mary’s physically educated along with the knowledge, skills and motivation required for them to lead a healthy, active lifestyle. This enthusiasm will help them with leading a healthy lifestyle as well as participating in physical activity and sport. Our children have many opportunities to find their sport and have the chance to represent our school in a wide range of tournaments, opportunities and after school clubs. Our vision and values within our school are linked to our overall teaching of PE, ensuring collaboration, perseverance in a caring environment where knowledge and skills can grow.

Below are our expectations for the end of each key stage:

End of EYFS Statement:

  • Children show good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. They handle equipment and tools effectively, including pencils for writing. 
  • Children play co-operatively, taking turns with others. They take account of one another’s ideas about how to organise their activity. They show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and form positive relationships with adults and other children.
  • Children are confident to try new activities, and say why they like some activities more than others. They are confident to speak in a familiar group, will talk about their ideas, and will choose the resources they need for their chosen activities. They say when they do or don’t need help.
  • Children know the importance for good health of physical exercise, and a healthy diet, and talk about ways to keep healthy and safe. They manage their own basic hygiene and personal needs successfully, including dressing and going to the toilet independently.


End of Key Stage 1 Statement:

  • 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.


End of Key Stage 2 Statement:

  • 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, such as 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.

PE Uniform 


For P.E. the children need black shorts or black joggers/leggings, a t-shirt in the colour of their house and trainers. Black joggers and t-shirts/polo shirts can be purchased through the School Uniform shop, which have the school logo embroidered on.

Children can wear their school jumper or a black hoodie too in the winter months. 

Extra-curricular for PE

At Stone St Mary's we offer a range of extra-curricular activities for our children to take part in, such as: 

  • Netball for Year 5/6 - Monday with Miss Groves 
  • Just Dance for Key Stage 1 and 2 - Monday with Miss Wibberley 
  • Keep Fit for Year 1/2 - Monday with Mrs McArdle 
  • Boys Football for Year 5/6 - Monday with Mr Druce and Friday with Mr Druce
  • Mixed Football for Year 3/4 - Monday with Dartford FC
  • Girls Football for Year 5/6 - Monday with Miss Jarman 
  • Speed Stacking for Key Stage 1 - Monday with Ms Avent 
  • Circuit Training for Years 3 and 4 - Monday 
  • Athletics for Key Stage 2 - Tuesday with Miss Sharp 
  • Hockey for Key Stage 2 - Tuesday with Mrs Goodwin 
  • Cricket for Key Stage 2 - Friday with Mr Thew
  • Yoga for Year 2 and Key Stage 2 - Friday with Miss Davis


On a Monday and Thursday, Wave Gymnastics are at Stone St Mary's and offer an after-school club. 


Clubs we have previously had at Stone: 

  • Hockey 
  • Tag Rugby 
  • Fitness 
  • Soft Archery 
  • Boccia 
  • Dodgeball 
  • Dance 
  • Football for Year 1 and 2 
  • Kickboxing 
  • Benchball 
  • Karate 

Bound for Beijing 

To celebrate the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympic Games, we took part in the virtual bound for Beijing challenge. This challenge encouraged all of our children and staff to get active and log their activity on the website. 

As a school we logged over 799 activities, which took place over 5,848 hours! πŸ˜… The most popular activities amongst here at Stone were: ball games, walk and run and playground! 

Well done to everyone who logged their activity! πŸ…πŸ†


On Friday 16th October, as a school we took part in One Run Global Schools Day, which 132,202 pupils took part in from 54 countries. We needed to be active for 15 minutes on this day - some of us completed the mile, whilst some of us had a boogie! πŸ©°πŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒ

Check out the map to see where these other countries are Schools Map | One Run


Tuesday saw the return of football tournaments. We faced 4 schools from Dartford and the boys gave it their best. Harry scored 2 goals and Ollie scored 1 goal over the tournament. The boys showed great sportsmanship and were proud to represent the school. Overall, the boys came second in their group and just missed out on the final. 

Girls Football Tournament - Thursday 29th September

On Thursday 29th September, 10 of our year 5 and 6's represented Stone St Mary's at a tournament of schools in the Dartford area. 

Despite being their first time playing together, the girls managed to come 4th within their group. They all played extremely well and represented the school in a great manner. They should all be very proud of themselves. 

Thursday saw 10 lucky dodgeballers in year 3/4 compete against 6 other Trust schools. 

Full of excitement and optimism, they were eager to start. After winning their first match, they were so pleased! Leila was the last one standing on the next match (which we lost). Our fourth match saw Timi being the last one standing. Timi was on a roll and caught the ball, which bought the whole team back into the game πŸ˜€ and then Henry caught the winning shot! In our final match, Dami caught the ball, which saw the whole team back in! 

Despite losing several matches, the excitement was still there! Well done to our dodgeballers for showing great sportsmanship!  


Example of the skills we learnt

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Check out Creedan's skills!

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On Wednesday, seven of our year 3/4's took part in a Racket Skills Event organised by Dartford School Games. 

We had a great afternoon, testing our catching, throwing and batting skills. Each child showed amazing sportsmanship and persevered throughout the afternoon! Well done to all that took part!! 🏸πŸ₯Ž


Year 3/4 Champions Trophy - Thursday 13th October

On Thursday, we took part in the Dartford District Schools FA Year 3/4 Champions Trophy Tournament at Princes Park Dartford FC. We played 5 different schools in our group; winning 3, drawing one and lost 1 game, this meant we came 2nd in our group and were through to the final the next day! We were given a tough group for the final, but the boys and girls gave it their best and finished 3rd beating Craylands, Sedleys and a draw against Joydens Wood! Overall, the boys and girls played extremely well and demonstrated excellent sporting values across both days!

Community Cup - 16th November

Year 5/6 Community Cup Tournament - November 16th 

Although we had a slow start towards the first 2 games only having a 0-0 draw, everyone managed to persevere to get some very crucial goals. We went on to go undefeated throughout the group stage. However, we came second in our group it was only first place who went through. 

All the children had an amazing time representing their school and showed our sporting values in the best way. 

World Cup at Dartford FC - 25th November

Just a bit of side line dancing πŸ•ΊπŸ‘―β€β™‚οΈ

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For this tournament each school was given a country to represent, we were given Mexico.

During the tournament everyone showed great enthusiasm towards each game and didn’t give up until the last minute. Unfortunately, although we didn’t get the result we were hoping for, everyone should be so proud of them for demonstrating sportsmanship and all our school values.

As part of their gymnastics this term, year 6 were able to use the equipment that we see in the hall every day! It's safe to say that everyone thoroughly enjoyed using the bars, ropes, trapeziums and spring board! 

Boys FA Match against Fleetdown - December 2022

Yesterday, saw the year 5/6 boys football team take on Fleetdown Primary in the FA Match (organised by Dartford FC). The first half we played really well, despite Fleetdown scoring one goal - we still felt hopeful. The second half we continued to play well, but then we unluckily conceded two more goals. All the boys showed all values of sport especially passion. We are looking forward to a friendly match in the future. 


Girls FA Match against New Ash Green - January 2023

Monday afternoon, saw some of the year 5/6 girls take part in a FA match against New Ash Green. Stone (wearing blue in the pictures) showed great defense in the first half! At half term, the score was 2 - 1 to New Ash Green. However, the second half was not in our favour! As soon as one goal was scored by the opposition, the spirit of Stone was slowly dwindling. Unfortunately, Stone lost against New Ash Green. 

Year 2 have been evaluating their group performances! It's safe to say they all thoroughly enjoyed showing off their dances and receiving feedback from their peers. 

Year 6 PE - Badminton


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During term 3, year six have been learning the skills to play a match of badminton. From learning to serve the shuttlecock, to having a rally with a partner to then being able to have a match over the net. 

Year 6 definitely had enjoyed learning the skills to play badminton this term! 

Year 6 Tennis

Term 4, our year sixes are focusing on tennis. Their first week saw them test their hand-eye coordination and their control of the racket and ball. 

Trust Netball - February 2023

Tuesday saw a squad of 10 year 5 and 6 pupils take part in the Trust Netball tournament at St George's Secondary school. 

They went feeling proud and determined to do their best - which they most definitely do! They smashed all three of their games in their group before heading to the final against Sutton-at-Hone. 

After the 5 minutes, it was a draw between the two schools. An extra 2 minutes was added, and Stone St Mary's were lucky to score another goal! Therefore, making them the winners of the tournament! πŸ†


We are all super proud of our squad that took part in the tournament! 

Futsal Festival - 3rd March

Last Friday, saw some of our year 3 and 4 footballers take part in Futsal Festival at The Leigh UTC (organised by Dartford Football Club). 

The team showed determination and teamwork throughout the afternoon and won all their matches! 

Well done to the children that took part! 


Netball Friendly - Stone v New Ash Green

Monday 6th March, saw some of our netballers take part in a netball friendly against New Ash Green. Due to the weather, the match took place inside - but this didn't faze them. 

Out of the 4 quarters, Stone won 3! 

Well done to all that took part! 

International Women's Day

Wednesday 8th March, marked International Women's Day was certainly celebrated regardless of the weather. 

The girls took over the ball court and were encouraged to play football! ⚽

The crowd, mainly formed by boys, were definitely impressed with their skills! 

Premier League Shield Event - March 2023

Wednesday saw some of our year 5/6 footballers represent Stone in the Premier League Shield Event. 

During the group stage, they played 5 matches. With thanks to Samuel, Carter and Henry for scoring goals in 4 of these matches. They came 2nd in the group! ⚽

This led to them playing in the Semi-Final against Dartford Bridge. With the match over, it turned to penalties which unfortunately we lost. 

They didn't let this faze them as they had one final match to take part in - the decider of 3rd place. Samuel scored the winning goal to help us win 3rd place in the event. 


Well done to all that took part - we are all super proud of you! ⚽