The teachers at St Joseph’s understand the value PE plays in both pupil’s physical and mental health. We want children to develop a love of physical exercise and sport which will stay with them throughout their lives.
Our aim is for all our pupils, particularly those with SEND and who are socially disadvantaged to follow active and healthy lifestyles; as well as develop their cognitive, emotional, moral, and social values. We believe that active and regular engagement in physical education can develop key aspects such as: confidence, resilience, teamwork, performance skills and fitness, which impact positively upon physical and mental wellbeing!
We provide staff with training and resources to carry out effective teaching of P.E including CPD from specialists who are experts in a particular sport.
Our children are taught the Key PE knowledge Categories which are:
- Developing tactics and strategies
- Developing movement across a range of sports
- Understanding the importance of Personal and Social aspects in sport
- Developing their leadership
- The relevance of P.E. to a healthy life-style
- The importance of safety aspects of P.E.
P.E in the Early Years is through Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Physical Development, Expressive Arts and Design.
From Year One upwards, we use the PE Hub as a cohesive scheme of work addressing the statutory aspects of the National Curriculum. As a school, we believe in delivering fun and engaging lessons which help to raise standards and allow all pupils to achieve their full potential.
Progress is measured through regular teacher assessments. These take place at the end of each unit of work taught with tasks set at the end to help inform Assessment for Learning.
Facilities and Sports Competitions
The school benefits from a large, well equipped hall, two large playing fields (one of which includes a Daily Mile Running Track) and a playground hard surface area which are used extensively by the children.
The school competes at inter school level in competitions between the other primary schools in the Local Sutton area and the Catholic Network of schools. Some of these sporting events include: Football, Netball, Athletics, Chess, Swimming and Tag Rugby.