Physical Education


At St Joseph’s, we believe that P.E. and Sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children as well as the role it can play in relation to a child’s spiritual, moral and cultural development. 


Physical Education and sport are important in giving children the knowledge, understanding and the tools to make informed choices about healthy living and have a positive impact on their own health and well-being we are currently maximising the benefits of P.E. to improve academic performance, behaviour and social relationships, whilst holistically developing all children


PE and the National Curriculum


P.E is a foundation subject within the National Curriculum.  The National Curriculum sets out our programmes of study stating what children should learn and experience during Key Stage One and Two. In Nursery and Reception the children will also participate in PE lessons following the requirements stated in the Early Years Foundation stage framework.

By the end of each key stage, pupils are expected to know, apply and understand the matters, skills and processes specified in the relevant programme of study.  Please refer to the current National Curriculum for further guidance.


 St. Joseph’s R.C. Primary School aims to:


  1. Give all children the opportunity to develop their abilities, talents and interests through the Physical Education curriculum and extra curricular activities.

  2. Ensure that the opportunities provided are of a high quality.

  3. Develop the skills necessary to be able to plan, perform and evaluate performances.

  4. Show children the benefits of physical activity, enabling them to make choices about keeping fit and healthy.

  5. Work closely with outside agencies to extend opportunities for our children.

Ensure children wear St Joseph’s expected P.E. kit for all lessons.

'I can do all things through him who strengthens me.' Philippians 4:3

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