November 22, 2017

Physical Education

P E CO-ORDINATOR MISS G CURRY

 

THE NATURE OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Physical Education enables pupils’ to become competitive and competent in sport and other physically-demanding activities. It provides opportunities for pupils to become physically confident whilst promoting health and fitness. Providing opportunities for children to compete in sport helps to build character and embed the Olympic and Paralympic values; respect, courage, determination, equality, excellence, inspiration and friendship. Our New scheme of work combines the learning of new skills with the use of these skills in a competitive environment. We have excellent facilities and we our using our PE grant to further develop our teacher’s skills. This year we will focus our training on developing warm-ups in PE lessons and activities to develop the children’s skills within different sports.

AIMS

At St Joseph’s we are committed to providing our pupils with two hours of high quality PE each week. Within each year group units of study include: Athletics, Invasion Games, Net and Wall Games, Striking and Fielding Games, Gymnastics, Dance and Outdoor pursuits. Swimming lessons are undertaken in year 5 with up to five 1 hour sessions. Through a wide range of physical activities children will develop their knowledge, understanding and skills by participating in a broad and balanced physical education programme.

The P.E. Department works very closely with surrounding organisations such as our School Sports Partnership, Eggars Hill Tennis Club, Panthers Elite Netball club and Aldershot Cricket club which benefit our children both in and out of school times as we aim to offer all pupils a 3rd hour of P.E. and sport outside the curriculum. These strong links, coupled with the continued hard work and effort placed upon P.E. at St Joseph’s allows us to consistently improve the level and quality of sport on offer each year. In addition, we hope to utilise local coaches to provide some curriculum coaching over the academic year. We aim to provide as many opportunities for our pupils to compete both at the intra and inter school level as possible by providing a wide range of competition opportunities.

We are continually looking to build upon our current sporting Calendar and Club opportunities on offer at St Joseph’s and will update this information regularly.

Updated September 2017