Physical Education 2021-02-02T15:51:12+00:00

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Physical Education

Mrs Gardner is our PE Subject Leader. She is a PE specialist and is very passionate about PE and Sport.

We also have three others teachers who are PE specialists: Mrs Ham, Mr Prescott and Mr Beaumont.

Please have a look at the fun things we have been learning in PE this year!


#healthyselfie   To encourage our children to keep active during lockdown, the children have been set a number of sporting challenges and encouraged to send in their healthy selfies.

We love PE!

European School Sport Day- 25th September 2020

We all had lots of fun celebrating European School Sport Day on Friday. We took part in lots of active sessions such as circuit training, multi sports and went on long walks around our local area.

Lancashire Active Mile Challenge

Each class has been set the challenge to visit as many Lancashire landmarks as possible over the next few weeks as part of the Lancashire Active Mile Challenge to encourage children to get active. Please send in your photographs to your class teachers via class dojo.


Some of our school staff and their families have visited a few of the landmarks on the challenge over the last few weeks. Where would you like to visit with your family?



We love PE and Sport at St Barnabas!


PE and Sport play a very important part in the life of St Barnabas School and at least two, one hour sessions per week, are dedicated to physical activity in the curriculum. We believe that physical education and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people and through participation in sport and physical education, young people learn more about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others.

The new national curriculum for physical education will “inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport”.

Through both Intra-school and Inter-school competitions, the children at St Barnabas have the opportunity to participate in a huge range of competitive sports and clubs.


  • High 5’s Netball
  • Football
  • Netball
  • Tag Rugby
  • Street Dance
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Swimming
  • Key Steps Gymnastics
  • Change 4 Life
  • Dodgeball
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Dance
  • Rounders

We are pleased to offer these activities to a range of groups such as whole school, Key stages, specific year groups, Gifted and Talented and children with physical development needs.

If you want to take advantage of the lovely weather this week, why not take part in the ‘Joy of moving home school festival’. Blackburn Rovers Community Trust are working in partnership with the EFL Trust to deliver a national initiative called the Joy of Moving Home School Festival.
Our school could be part of one of the biggest ever national initiatives of its kind this week. There are likely to be hundreds of thousands of other children taking part.

The Festival consists of a half day (afternoon) timetable of activities for children in Key Stage 2 on the theme of the Joy of Moving, although we are sure our sports enthusiasts in EYFS/KS1 would have no problem with the activities.  The activities are available in the attached digital pack. You can choose any afternoon this week to complete the festival.

The Joy of Moving games and activities are designed to inspire active lifestyles in children, aiming to teach children how to enjoy moving through play, and to help them develop positive habits for adulthood.

Over 310,000 children have taken part in UK schools in the last six years. In these unique times, the Home School Festival could reach even more.

As part of the event, families will be encouraged to post social media content during the week.  This will all be captured at If you have any photos or videos, please feel free to send them to me and I will share them on our school social media.
We hope you all discover the joy of moving and have lots of fun!

Joy of Moving Home School Festival Booklet

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