St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Walking hand in hand with Jesus

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Lawton Avenue, Carterton, Oxfordshire OX18 3JY

Mrs Amanda Cross

01993 841240


PE at St Joseph's

 PE statement of intent:

At St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School, we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting long term, healthy lifestyles. The intent of our PE curriculum is to provide all children with high quality PE and sport provision. It is our vision for every pupil to succeed and achieve their potential as well as to lead physically active lifestyles. We strive to inspire our pupils through fun and engaging PE lessons that are enjoyable, challenging and accessible to all. We want our pupils to appreciate the benefits of a healthy and physically active lifestyle. Through our teaching of PE, we will provide opportunities for pupils to develop values and transferrable life skills such as resilience and respect as well as providing them with opportunities to take part in competitive sport.



  • PE at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
  • Our Scheme 'Real PE' sets out key skills which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
  • Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extra-curricular activities. Lunch time sports clubs are available each day and children can attend after school sport clubs and lunchtime clubs.
  • 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.
  • Each year a small group of Year 5 children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities.
  • Children participate in workshops covering a variety of sports throughout the year. For example archery, outdoor and adventure, boxing and skipping, again providing the children with an opportunity to develop, improve their fitness and to try something new.
  • Children in KS2 swim once a week for 10 weeks during the year with additional swimming sessions to ensure all of our Year 6 pupils are able to swim confidently.
  • In KS1 during the Summer months our youngest pupils join in with the “Daily Mile”, to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day.


It is our aim at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School to develop and encourage:

  • Competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
  • Children who are physically active for sustained periods of time
  • Engagement in competitive sports and activities
  • Children to lead healthy and active lives 

School Sports Premium Funding:

The Government is providing each primary school throughout England with additional funding which is to be spent on improving the sports provision within schools. At our school we believe a high quality PE curriculum should be an integral part of the whole school curriculum and one that staff, pupils and parents understand and can contribute to. Our school recognises the values that a high quality PE and school sport curriculum gives pupils.


More about real PE...

The real PE programme provides fun and simple Schemes of Work and support for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 practitioners that give them the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE. It is fully aligned to the new National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance, coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE. To maximise learning and impact, real PE is supported by 3-day comprehensive training programme. The approach is holistic and the long-term sustainable programme provides ongoing support to teachers. The real PE approach is inclusive, creating the best possible early experiences of physical activity for all children, which nurtures the development of a positive relationship for life.

We have made a pledge to improve the profile of girls' football and were delighted to participate in the regional Under 11 Girl's football tournament just prior to half term. The girls trained really hard and, despite the terrible weather, played their hearts out with huge smiles on their faces (most of the time). Everybody was brave and enthusiastic and, when not playing, hugely supportive of their classmates. They also behaved perfectly and showed real sportsmanship, win, lose or draw. 

As for the results. We fielded two teams; our B team came joint fourth (out of 9 teams) and our A team came runners up, by just one goal. 


Well done to all the girls, I was so proud of you, as is the whole school :) 

We have retained our Gold School Games Mark this year and we are aiming for our Platinum over the coming year!

School Games Values:

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We are very excited to announce the restarting of PE events at Carterton Community Centre from June.  We want to assure you that all precautions are being met in terms of COVID safety and the risk assessments for each event will be stored on this page (see below)

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What do our children say about the School Games Values?

Events we have taken part in SO Far in 2021

U9 mixed cross country (2 teams)

U11 mixed cross country (2 team)

U11 girls football (2 team)

Whole school sports day. 

U11 boys football (2 teams)

U9 cricket skills (whole of year 3 and 4)

U 11 mixed hockey (2 teams)

U11 mixed Boccia (2 teams) 



U11 boys football tournament.

Both teams came 3rd in their groups. Many excellent goals, some brilliant saves and great teamwork all round!


'Chance to Shine' cricket coaching for Years 5 and 6:


Parkruns in our local area:

Have you ever thought about trying a Parkrun?

Parkruns take place on Saturday mornings at 9am and you can walk, jog or run the 5km route.

Our local Parkruns are in Witney, Chipping Norton, Moreton and Oxford and more!

Whatever your standard of walking, jogging or running you will always be made to feel welcome. It is a run not a race and you can run alone or with the whole family.

Parkruns are free! All you need to do is register on the Parkrun website and you will then be able to download your own bar code which means your time is recorded.

There are also Junior Parkruns which are 2km in distance.

For more information visit the Parkrun website:


You may spot some St Joseph's staff running on a Saturday morning...keep your eyes peeled!



                Local clubs and organisations which may be of interest for your child:

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