St.Joseph's Primary School, Lancaster

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26th June 19
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PE at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School


PE at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Purpose of Study

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.


The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

  • are physically active for sustained periods of time 

  • engage in competitive sports and activities 

  • lead healthy, active lives.

Attainment Targets

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.

Key Stage 1

Pupils should develop fundamental movement skills, become increasingly competent and confident and access a broad range of opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, 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.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities

  • participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

  • perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Key Stage 2

Pupils should continue to apply 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. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Pupils will be taught to:

  • use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

  • play competitive games, modified where appropriate [for example, badminton, basketball, cricket, football, hockey, netball, rounders and tennis], and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

  • develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance [for example, through athletics and gymnastics]

  • perform dances using a range of movement patterns

  • take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team

  • compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best

Swimming and Water Safety

All schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.

In particular, pupils should be taught to:

  • swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
  • use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)
  • perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

At St Joseph's our children attend swimming in both Years 3 and 4. 

Football event at Our Lady's


4th October

Today some children were selected to play football at our Lady's. We came 4th out of all the school that competed and we were very close to being 3rd! The children had a great time and Talia won an award for being overall the best player. Well done to you all!

Sports team challenge week


January 2019

This week it has been sports team challenge week. Children in all classes took part in a range of sporting activities to win points for their house team. 

Mark came 1st winning 297 points

John came 2nd winning 276 points 

Matthew came 3rd winning 266 points 

and Luke came 4th winning 231 points 

The children had so much fun and enjoyed competing against each other.

Our next sports team challenge will be in March. Keep a look out for how our team points change.

Girls Football University of Cumbria


27th February

Today a group of girls were selected to come along to the university of Cumbria to play football without the boys and for a bit of fun. The children learnt a range of football skills and then played against other school. The children won medals for showing signs of good sportsmanship and showing good use of skills.

Fit & Fed event at University of Cumbria


8th March 

Today some of our children were selected to take part in an event at the university of Cumbria. The event was called Fit and Fed. Children took part in a range of sporting activities and then had lunch at the University of Cumbria. The children had lots of fun and enjoyed taking part in all the activities

Change for Life/Multi skills Our Lady's


21st March

Today some of our children were selected to take part in Change for Life, Multiskills based activites at Our Lady's. The children had great fun and tried very hard.

SSN Sports Festival 24th May


Today, some of our KS2 pupils took part in the annual SSN Sports Festival, at Salt Ayre. They were all absolutely fantastic. 
The children took part in Athletics, Girls football and Rugby.
The children taking part in Athletics were brilliant - still awaiting results...
The girls playing Football got to the quarter finals loosing to a very close penalty shootout! They won two games and drew one.
The children playing Tag Rugby won almost every game, apart from one, which they drew. However, overall they came 1st! 
How AMAZING are we!

Sports Clubs


We have a range of sports after school clubs. Click the picture below to see our clubs.

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