At St Joseph's, we believe that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We deliver high quality teaching and learning opportunties that inspire and motivate all our children to succeed in PE and in developing life skills.
We aim to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. These include dance, games, gymnastics, swimming and water safety, athletics and outdoor adventure activities. Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills, and it promotes positive attitudes towards healthy lifestyle. Thus, we enable the children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.
Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all of our children, not only through sporting knowledge and skills that are taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.