St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

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St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School



Subject Leader - Miss H Khan

The things you learn from sports- setting goals, being part of team, confidence- that's invaluable. It's not all about trophies and ribbons. Summer Sanders (gold medallist swimming)

At St. Joseph’s we intend to teach a full P.E curriculum which exposes our pupils to a range of sports and allows them to develop the necessary skills needed to participate in each. We are aware that the locality of our school lacks green spaces for our pupils to be physically active, therefore we aim to provide as many opportunities as possible for our pupils to be active during lessons. We want to nurture our pupils' interests and talents and inspire them to play sport outside of school and give them opportunities to play sport competitively. Our school wants P.E lessons to be a place where children can develop their communication skills and their emotional awareness through collaborative work and problem solving.

How P.E. is taught: 

Children in Key Stage 1 and 2 receive 2 hours of P.E teaching each week. Each half-term they cover two P.E units to ensure they can experience a broad range of sports. They learn and develop the skills relevant to that sport through active lessons which are tailored to the children’s needs. Reception children receive 1 hour of PE teaching alongside their learning in our reception provision.

How P.E is assessed:

Teachers make observations of the children’s skills during lessons and assess children’s knowledge through discussions with pupils. All this information allows teachers to decide what needs teaching next, which skills need revisiting and the level of understanding the pupils have about a topic.

What can you do to support your child at home?

Each half term, your child will bring home a newsletter explaining what they are learning in P.E. Talk to your child about the sport and ask them questions about what they are learning. It would also be helpful to show your child pictures or videos of people playing the sport they are learning about or show them famous people who play that sport. At home you could encourage your child to be active and create opportunities for them to be active or practise the skills they have been learning at school. If your child has a particular interest in a sport, it would be amazing if they could join a sports club outside of school to continue to develop those skills.