Physical Education

Here at St Joseph’s we aim to provide a well- balanced curriculum which covers the stat-utory requirements of the PE National Curriculum, delivered by enthusiastic staff from both St Joseph’s and Live and Learn Sports

In the EYFS, opportunities are provided for children to be active and to develop their co-ordination, control and movement through moving and handling activities which involve the use of a range of equipment and involve different spatial experiences. Pupils in both KS1 and KS2 engage in the minimum of two hours of high quality PE during the course of each week.

In KS1 the curriculum focuses on fundamental movement skills to develop agility, bal-ance and co-ordination. Curriculum content includes ball skills and team games, gymnas-tic and dance activities. At KS2 pupils continue to apply and develop a range of skills and units of work including a range of invasion, net / wall, and fielding and striking games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and swimming. We also enrich children’s experiences through opportunities for outdoor and adventurous activities. Our PE lessons are tailored to fit around the Dinnington High School Festivals to ensure children have the best op-portunities to succeed.

We believe that through the variety of opportunities that PE offers, children can develop a sense of personal achievement, fair play and teamwork. We plan a range of activities that encourages children to develop their creative and expressive abilities, through im-provisation and problem-solving. They are taught to appreciate the importance of a healthy and fit body, and begin to understand those factors which affect health and fit-ness. All children are encouraged to join clubs and extend their interest and involvement in sport.

Each half term targeted children take part in an extra PE session (WOW PE.) This targeted intervention ensures children across all year groups are accessing a wide range of sports to give children Fundamental PE skills to help lead a healthy and sporting exercise life-style. Giving them a positive image of what it means to be active so they can pursue sport and exercise activities outside of the school environment.