PE is Power Education at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School. We follow a Head, Heart, Hands Curriculum at St Joseph’s which not only enables out children to develop fundamental motor skills but it also encourages the development of a health mind, body and spirt to equip our children for life-long participant in sport and physical activity.
We deliver high-quality physical education for all children through a balanced and varied PE curriculum. In the Early Years children develop 7 fundamental motor skills such as running, jumping, co-ordination, balance, agility, throwing and catching. These are acquired through discrete Physical Development lessons such as Smart Moves, Mini Yoga and Bike Balancability and through embedded activities in their indoor and outdoor classroom environment.
The 7 fundamental movement skills in PE
As the children progress throughout the school these core skills are then built upon and transferable skills are developed utilising traditional sports as a basis (see our long term plan, KS1 skills progression and KS2 Skills progression). More unusual sports are delivered to our pupils by our Sports Crew and Albion Ambassadors, our young leaders, who deliver intraschool competitions to all Keystages. This enables pupils to develop the skills necessary for competitive sport and to ensure pupils are ‘high school ready’ by the end of Year 6 whilst still being exposed to a variety of fun and engaging activities which inspire them to lead active lifestyles beyond school. It also encourages our Keystage 2 pupils to develop valuable lifelong coaching and leadership skills. Check out PE and sporting blog to keep up to date with our latest intraschool and interschool competitions and results!
At St Joseph’s we offer a variety of extra-curricular sporting activities to enrich our curriculum and equip children with the necessary skills to compete in School Games and Catholic Partnership tournaments. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values and learner attributes such as determination, passion, honesty, self-belief, teamwork and respect. We currently hold a Silver School Games award and this year we are aiming towards our Gold Award., see our School Games Validation to see how close we are!
PE and Sports Premium
The PE and Sports Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of sports provision they offer pupils so that all pupils can develop healthy lifestyle.
How will St Joseph’s account for this funding?
We will publish a statement of income, spend, impact and sustainability annually. The use of the premium will be managed by PE Co-ordinators, the finance administrator and overseen by the Headteacher. This information will also be shared with school governors and parents. Take a look at our PE and Sport Premium Documents to see how we have utilised the premium so far to vastly improve PE and Sport at St Joseph’s.
National Curriculum Requirements for Swimming and Water Safety:
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m
- Use a range of strokes effectively
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
In our current Year 6 cohort 56% (Spring Term 2018 data) of the pupils meet the above requirements. Our aim is for 100% of the cohort to achieve the national curriculum swimming requirements by the end of Year 6.
Sports Premium Plans and Impact