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Curriculum Overview

Subject Co-ordinator: Mr N Ford


PE Curriculum - 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.

Physical Education at St Joseph's


At St Joseph's Catholic Primary School physical education is an integral part of school life and is enjoyed by all. The PE curriculum is diverse and inclusive and aims at fostering an environment to develop the whole child. Mr Ford delivers PE to all children from reception to year 6 and each child receives 2 1/2 hours of high quality PE each week. Movement is fundamental to children's PE lessons and St Joseph's vision is to create skillful movers in all year groups who can transfer basic skills across a variety of sports. Where possible the PE curriculum will follow the sporting calendar to prepare children as best as possible for sporting participation within the KSSP events.