Physical Education (PE)
From the time our children start in EYFS until they leave us at the end of Year 6, they will have many opportunities to engage in the varied aspects of PE, physical activity and school sport offered here. At St. Joseph’s, we strongly believe that these activities contribute to the holistic development of young people, giving them the chance to develop and refine their God-given talents.
Through a wide and varied PE curriculum, delivered by class teachers, PE specialists and outside coaches, using a variety of regularly updated resources and equipment, our children are inspired to succeed and excel in activities involving physical competence and control. By accessing these many experiences, children gain confidence, enjoying the fun, and understanding the importance of physical activity for their health and wellbeing.
Through our involvement in the School Games, children take part in many competitions and other events, such as football, netball, rugby, tri-golf, tag-rugby, badminton, swimming and basketball - which build character and embed key values such as teamwork, fairness and respect for themselves and others. All children are encouraged to achieve their personal best.
We recognise that PE, physical activity and school sport make an extensive contribution towards aspects of pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.
In their two timetabled PE/Games sessions per week, KS1 children will cover
In their two timetabled PE/Games sessions per week, KS2 children will cover
Net and Wall games – Tennis and Badminton
Striking and fielding – cricket and rounders
Invasion games – football, rugby, Gaelic football, hockey, netball and basketball
Through our PE lessons and the extracurricular clubs, we aim to fulfil the Government’s national vision that “All pupils leaving primary school will be physically literate, and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.”