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  The exciting things I will learn in PE at St Joseph’s are:


  • to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and coordination.
  • to develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities;
  • to work and play with others in a range of group situations;
  • to develop the way in which we perform skills, and apply rules and conventions, for different activities;
  • to improve the quality and control of my performance;
  • to recognise and describe how my body feels during exercise
  • to engage in competitive sports and activities
  • to ensure I lead an active and healthy life



The exciting things that take place in PE are:

   After school clubs including gymnastics, basketball, football and Zumba.


    After school competitions including football, cricket, orienteering.


Exciting theme days including Maypole dancing.



Why do  I need to know this?

A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. PE develops 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. PE promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills, and it promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle. Thus, we enable the children to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.









In each year group, children take part in:

  • Athletics;
  • Gymnastics;
  • Dance;
  • Invasion Games.

In addition, all children in Year 5 learn to swim at Whitworth Pool. When children have still not learnt to swim confidently by Year 6, additional small-group intensive lessons are funded to make sure that all children master this life-saving skill!

How can I help my child learn well in this subject?


Being as active as possible and trying many different sports at a young age is essential to doing well in this subject.  Also, please ensure that on the days that children have PE that they arrive to school in a full PE kit.


Above all, a positive attitude to sports and PE goes a long way to ensuring excellent progress.

Sports Partnerships


St Joseph’s buys into the ‘Rossendale Sports Partnership’ each year, which means that our children experience a huge range of competitive sport against other schools.  In addition, specialised coaches are frequently brought into school to do extra sessions beyond the PE requirements.


We are very lucky to work along Accrington Stanley as they provide qualified specialist coaches to deliver PE sessions for all children.



Read The Game project

Accrington Stanley's Read The Game project provides fun and interactive workshops to small groups of our children each term. They work to engage reluctant readers and encourage them to read football related literature. The workshops are aimed at small groups of KS2 children who wouldn’t normally read for pleasure or who might need a bit of inspiration to improve their reading ability.


The projects consist of 6 x 30 mins workshops where a member of the Community Trust’s Primary Stars team works with a group providing a variety of football related resources, such as match day programmes, player profiles and match reports. The pupils will also be given match day programmes to take away and will be encouraged to read with their families at home. This has proven to be a great success!

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