St Joseph’s Catholic Primary school is very proud of the sporting success which it has achieved over recent years. Our aim is to provide as many opportunities as possible for children to be active and experience new sporting activities during curriculum time and as part of after school clubs.
We enjoy sport as a part of our PE lessons, during after school clubs and in inter school competitions. We take part in a wide range of inter school sports organised by our local schools associations. These include: football, netball, kwik cricket, basketball, cross country, tag rugby, athletics and swimming.
At St Joseph’s, we love PE lessons and try to provide children with a wide range of activities in our PE curriculum. We aim not only to improve children’s knowledge of games, but also to develop children’s movement skills to ensure that they are fully equipped to lead an active and healthy life.
Here are our long term plans for PE across the academic year. These files document what each class will be doing each half term and also when classes are benefiting from external provision and specialist PE teaching.
The Government is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. In 2013, the Chancellor announced an additional year’s £150m extended funding, taking the total investment to the end of the 2016 academic year. On 6th February 2014 the Government committed to continue the funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020.
The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary Head Teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means they should use the premium to:
- Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers.
- Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years.
Each school will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per child in year 1-6 each year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. The money will be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability.
Purpose of the Funding
All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. At St Joseph’s Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well- being of the children. In addition, we believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
You can view our Sports Premium by clicking on the links below. These plans detail how our school have spent the allocated money.
Swimming is a very important skill and can encourage a healthy and active lifestyle. All Local Authority schools must provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2.
The National Curriculum programme of study for PE sets out the expectation that 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
Our Swimming Provision
Currently, our children start swimming lessons in school in the Summer term of Year 2. This is with a focus on water confidence and getting children used to swimming lessons with school. Children in Year 3 have swimming lessons in the first half of every term.
Children who have not met the swimming standard in Year 5 and 6 have an extra term of swimming to ensure they have met the swimming standard by the end of Year 6.
Swimming Data 2018-2019
|Activity||Percentage of pupils who have achieved|
Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
Use a range of strokes effectively
|Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.||