Creswick Lane, Grenoside, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S35 8NN

01142 468020

St Thomas More Catholic Primary School

Love one another as I have loved you




Recent Sports Trips & Events

08.11.23 Congratulations to Y6 who attended an athletics event at Yewlands School on Wednesday with four other schools and we are pleased to say that we came 2nd! This means that we are through to the next round of athletics that will be taking part - more information regarding dates will be sent to parents soon! Well done Y6, you were a credit to our school!!


Class 4 went on a fencing competition on Thursday morning at Graves Park. They practiced and developed key fencing fundamentals, working hard to learn these new skills. Well done Class 4!



Sports Trips/Events 2023








Graves St Georges Park

01/12/23 - 9.00am - 12pm

Santa Run



13/12/23 - 1pm – 3pm

Invasion Games


Graves Places for People

01/02/24 - 9.30am – 12pm


Y2 Yewlands 21/01/24 - 1pm - 3pm

SEND Festival

Mixed 20 children Graves Places for People 26/02/24 9:30am – 12pm


Y1 Graves Places for People 29/02/24 9am 12pm



There will be no cost to parents/carers for any of the above events. 

These events including transport will be fully funded from the school’s sports premium grant.


KS1 PE Skills Progression

KS2 PE Skills Progression

PE Long Term Plan


Our Vision

At St Thomas More’s, we recognise that PE is a fundamental part of a child’s primary education, which aids them to lead a full healthy and active life. Through a variety of exciting and stimulating activities, we strive to enable pupils to realise their full potential, develop skills, improve core body strength, appreciate imaginative performance and promote an enthusiasm for lifelong activity and fitness. Also, our children get chances throughout the year to also participate in PE homework competitions in which the top winners from each year group receive prizes linked to PE activities!

We teach Gymnastics, dance and Pilates in the school hall. Meanwhile, all other areas of PE are taught on the school field or play grounds.   In both key stages, there is a long-term plan ensuring a broad coverage of all aspects of PE. This includes Pilates, games, gymnastics, dance, athletics, swimming and outdoor and adventurous activities.

We have used our Sports Premium Funding to employ a sports coach to support our staff in the delivery of the curriculum. We have seen a great increase in the enjoyment and motivation of the children, and the coaches are great positive role models. These coaches also provide an after-school programme designed to accommodate all different types of learners and abilities over the progression of the school year.

We take part in regular sports festivals and competitions, which allow our children the experience of competing against other children at different venues around South Yorkshire. Some of the events that we have taken part in during these festivals are sports hall athletics and football. We are always really proud of all of children when representing our school community. Please look at events page for more details.

We have also allowed our Y6 children to apply for the role of Sports Ambassadors. The 10 successful applicants were taken to Yewlands Academy for training with other children from the local schools. These children will be taking a leadership role within PE lessons throughout school as well as helping with festivals across different year groups.

 During the summer term, we hold a sports day. During this great event, both key stages and FS2 join together to represent a country. The children take part in activities which includes and values all children. Parents are also invited to come along and cheer for the children!

We have taken part in city-wide PE events as well. For example, in the autumn term, we will be taking part in “active lessons” across the curriculum. In our school, we will be having active maths lessons in every year group during the week of 20th November (see more details in the newsletter). All year groups will be having 1-2 active lessons during this week linked to the maths curriculum for that year group.


The NC requirements for swimming and water safety are as follows:


All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. In particular, pupils should 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 

Y3 Swimming Results 2020 - 2021

Y3 Swimming Results 2019 - 2020

Y3 Swimming Results 2018 - 2019


Modeshift STARS Bronze Award



We are now a Modeshift STARS Bronze Accredited School!  Well done everyone!


KS1 Sportsmark Silver Award Winners


Sainsbury's School Games Mark


We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games BRONZE Mark Award for the 2017/18 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

With our young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. 


Sports Premium


The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for at least 3 years to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The purpose of the funding is that schools will have to spend the sport funding in improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Please see the documents attached for how we have spent/are planning to spend this additional funding at St Thomas More:

Evidence of the impact of PE and Sports Premium 2020 - 2021

Evidence of the impact of the Sports Funding 2019-2020

Sports Premium 2019-2020

Sports Premium 2018-2019