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