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 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.”
LONG TERM PLAN
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).
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.”
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.
CURRENT SPORTS CLUBS
Monday – Y3/4 Football
Tuesday – Y5/6 Football
Wednesday – Y4/5/6 Cross Country
Thursday – Y6 Shakespeare/Lego Club
IMPACTS OF SPORTS PREMIUM FUNDING AND PE POLICY