Physical education at St Joseph's
At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we recognise and understand the importance of high-quality primary PE and the role it has to play in promoting sustainable, long term, healthy lifestyles. The intention of our PE curriculum is to provide all children with high quality PE and sport provision. It is our vision for every pupil to experience success and achieve their potential and for pupils to understand the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle, enabling them to be fit for life. We aim to inspire our pupils through fun, purposeful and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all and for them to develop a lifelong passion for some kind of physical activity or sport. Through our teaching of PE, we will provide opportunities for pupils to develop values and transferrable life skills, such as respect, humility, graciousness, teamwork and communication skills, and for them to have a positive, meaningful and memorable outdoor and adventurous residential experience, as well as providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive sport.
The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met. Our PE planning allows teachers the flexibility to design sequences of lessons tailored to each specific cohort and provide challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming outdoor & adventure. Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two different areas of PE every half term. In addition to two hours of PE lessons, pupils participate in a range of extra-curricular activities. Lunch time sports and activities are available each day through our ‘Active play initiative’ which is led by our Y5 pupils. Children can attend a variety of after school sport clubs including football club, netball club and multi-sports. We endeavour to make our curriculum subjects as active as possible with active learning strategies being used by teachers to help pupils engage with curriculum subjects in a more active way. In KS2 we encourage our pupils to develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities. At the start of the academic year, subject leaders from across the cluster meet to develop the sporting calendar for the year. A variety of events and competitions are organised by the team and children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children. Past events and competitions have included: Cross country running, netball and football tournaments (and leagues), cricket, rounders, hand ball, tag rugby and swimming galas.
All pupils leaving our school will…
Have the fundamental skills in PE to be able to participate in a wide range of physical activities and sport. Have a lifelong passion for some kind of physical activity or sport. Understand the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle and be fit for life. Have a positive, meaningful and memorable outdoor and adventurous residential experience. Have the chance to compete in some form of competitive sport.
“PE is my favourite lesson at school.” Year Five Pupil
“I understand the importance of being fit and healthy and enjoy lots of different sports.” Year Six Pupil
“My favourite is dance and gymnastics at the moment.” Year Two Pupil
“I know that I’m getting better with each lesson, it’s really fun!” Year Three Pupil
Outdoor Education - Stem Activities
Documents to support our Intent for PE
Outdoor Education - Teamwork and problem solving
Documents to support our Implementation of PE
Cross Country Cluster Competition
Documents to support our Impact on PE
Cluster Tournament Champions September 2022!
Archery Class 14th March 2022
Active Lunchtimes - Play Leaders KS2 Playground