To develop each child physically, intellectually, emotionally, socially and morally. This will be implemented through using differentiated activities consisting of individual paired and group activities.

Through the variety of opportunities that physical education offers children can develop a sense of personal achievement, fair play, teamwork and an understanding of the ways in which sport can transcend social and cultural boundaries. It promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action and a positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle. We always encourage healthy competition in and out of school highlighting the importance of team building and leadership through a variety of memorable learning opportunities such as sports day, inter-house and school competitions.

PE has a progressive and sequential Scheme of Work for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 with each year group being allocated at least 2 hours of PE a week.

In Key Stage 1, pupils develop core movement, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and co-ordination, individually and with others. They should be able to engage in competitive (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities, in a range of increasingly challenging situations.

In Key Stage 2, pupils will continue to implement and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement by building upon and retrieving pre-learnt skills in Key Stage 1/outside of school. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They will develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success. Children are also given the opportunity to become Sports Leaders to support with the teaching and learning of physical education skills and games to all children in the school which recalls pre-knowledge and models appropriate skills/techniques promoting over-learning.

Swimming is provided by the local authority and is compulsory for our Year 5 pupils who have swimming lessons for the first term in order to achieve their National Curriculum badge. These lessons replace a weekly physical education lesson for this year group. Any child unable to swim 25 metres by the end of the block lessons will return the following year in Year 6.

To embed learning in the long-term memory, all year groups are able to participate in a variety of different afterschool clubs. At St Joseph’s, we work very closely with surrounding organisations such as our School Sports Partnership, Aldershot Swimming Pool, Aldershot Cricket club and Hampshire Cricket Club which benefits our children both in and out of school times as we intend to offer all pupils with additional hours of PE and sport outside the curriculum creating memorable experiences.

Please click here to view our school PE Policy.

Updated September 2021.

Please click HERE to view photos from our PE Day November 2020