***DUE TO COVID ALL INTER SCHOOL SPORTING EVENTS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED ALONG WITH INTRA SCHOOL COMPETITIONS AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS (APART FROM GYMNASTICS). WE ARE CONTINUING TO FACILITATE AND ENCOURAGE EXERCISE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IN OUR CLASS BUBBLES. PLEASE SEE THE TIMETABLE BELOW FOR YOUR CHILD’S PE DAY – THEY WILL NEED TO COME TO SCHOOL IN THEIR PE KIT ON THIS DAY.***
At St Joseph the Worker, we believe that physical education is a vital component within the primary curriculum. Exercise does not only keep our body healthy but our mind too, and without a healthy mind how can we expect to learn? This is why we encourage all children to engage in exercise as much as possible in order to support their mental health and wellbeing.
Here at SJTW, we offer high quality PE lessons which allow all children to participate and progress in both competitive sports and physically demanding exercise. Likewise, as well as aiming for progress and competence of physical skills, we also aim for children to develop other skills, such as: communication, team work and resilience, through the use of PE lessons.
“PE is my favourite subject! I love it the most because I love being active and doing lots of different activities. I love dance, netball and bench ball.”
“Dance and gymnastics are the best because we can make up our own routines and perform with our friends! I also loved swimming this year as I learnt to dive and got to swim with flippers on so we could go faster.”
“I love doing PE because I love exercising and playing games. My favourite activities are team games because I always want to win and play against others in my class! It is definitely my favourite lesson.”
PE CURRICULUM (GOV 2014)
OUR SCHOOL PE KIT
Our PE kit includes: a yellow t-shirt with our school badge on, navy or black shorts/leggings/tracksuit bottoms and black pumps (trainers can be worn outdoors).
LONG TERM PLANNING
CURRENT SPORTING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
- The virtual Lakeland Lapland Festive Ultra Challenge – to complete 145 miles walking or running!
- Christmas Robin Hunt – walk around school to find all the robins hidden away in different places.
- SJTW advent exercise calendar – complete the exercise task for each day of advent!
WAKE UP SHAKE UP – CURRENTLY SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID
Do you ever feel tired on a Monday morning? Join Miss Burns in the hall every Monday at 8.30am for a Wake Up Shake Up session. We do wide a range of activities, including: yoga, fitness workouts, games, agility and dancing. I can guarantee it will put a smile on your face and will help you feel ready to learn!! We even had Mighty Red from LFC join us for a session! (Pictures to follow)
“I enjoy going to wake up shake up because it makes me feel better in the day and it helps me concentrate in class.”
“The children love it and it has a clear impact on their concentration in class.”
THE DAILY MILE
‘The daily mile’ is a great and easy way to get our pupils moving and so we aim to complete it regularly. All children are encouraged to join in but have the option to run or walk which makes it accessible to everybody – even the staff love to join in!
I would like to give a special mention to Reception for their enthusiasm and resilience when completing the mile – well done children! Keep it up!
“The daily mile is a popular and fun way to exercise in school. It’s good for improving our physical and mental health. It’s inclusive for all and a fabulous social activity!”
“I enjoy the daily mile because it makes me healthy.”
“It’s good for both getting children ready to learn but also letting off steam when they need it. It benefits multiple parts of the school day and the curriculum.”
SPORTING HIGHLIGHTS OF 2019-2020
Last year, we participated in many sporting events, including: both Kirkby and Knowsley Cross Country events, both Kirkby and Knowsley Swimming Galas and various football events both in and out of the local community.
We also offered a range of sports after school clubs, including: Beth Tweddle Gymnastics, Football training (KS2), Football Skills (KS1), Games club, Fencing, Dance and Hi-Five Netball.
(Pictures to follow)
Riley C (Year 5) was awarded ‘Player of the Tournament’ at the Kirkby Catholic Primary Football Tournament which was held at All Saints CHS. It was well deserved – a great performance Riley! Well done!
Ruby C (Year 6) came in the top 10 girls’ cross country race at the Knowsley event, which is an amazing achievement! You were brilliant Ruby – well done!!
Mikey (Year 4) was recently chosen by an LFC Foundation coach who comes into school every week to be a mascot at Anfield for the Liverpool v. West Ham game. Well done Mikey, you did yourself and our school proud!
WEEKLY SPORTS AWARD
Each week in each class we give a special ‘Sports Award’ out during Celebration Assembly. This person is nominated by any staff member for any reason in which they feel a child has stood out whilst participating in sports or exercise.
IMPACTS OF SPORTS PREMIUM FUNDING AND PE POLICY