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St Joseph's

Catholic Primary School

"Aspire not to have more, but to be more" -
Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero



St Joseph's

Catholic Primary School

"Aspire not to have more, but to be more" -
Blessed Archbishop Oscar Romero

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Physical Education

In Physical Education all children follow the National Curriculum, which promotes a healthy lifestyle, co-operation and opportunities for individual practice and team work. 




At St. Joseph's, we aim 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.


P.E. lessons comprise of dance, gymnastics, games, athletics and outdoor activities.  A range of resources is used to support teaching and learning in P.E.  Small and large apparatus is used in indoor lessons in the hall, as well as CDs to support dance activities.  A variety of dance traditions is taught.


The school has access to grassed areas, which are used for sports, particularly in the summer term.  We have also benefited from a wide variety of outside tuition in sports from professional coaches purchased through the sports funding for schools.  These have included; tag rugby, cricket, gymnastics and tri golf.


At St. Joseph's, we believe that a high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We aim for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness and that opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.  A competitive element can be seen in most of the physical education lessons delivered throughout the school.


Using our sports funding we have bought into Fylde and Wyre School Sports Partnership, along with other independent agencies and coaches, which have allowed us to provide the following opportunities:


  • Dance
  • Tag Rugby
  • Football 
  • Cricket 
  • Tennis
  • Schools Competitions
  • Gymnastics
  • Multiskills
  • Zumba
  • Gifted and Talented sessions
  • Additional swimming lessons for year 5 pupils
  • A wide variety of extra-curricular activities
  • Training and CPD for staff


This is in addition to activities we already provide, including:


  • Two PE sessions for each child per week
  • Years 3/4 receive a weekly swimming lesson for two consecutive years
  • Annual sports day (competitive)
  • 'Traditional sports' extra curricular activities
  •  Inclusive extra curricular activities
  • Intra- School competitions
  • Inter-School competitions


Mrs Wyke is the Subject Lead for PE

National Curriculum 2020

Lancashire School Games National Virtual Sports Day June 2020

Chance to Shine Virtual coaching session with Ian Gregory

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We were asked to trial for Chance to Shine a virtual cricket coaching session on Thursday 25th June '20 with Ian Gregory who was in his back garden in Surrey! The Key Worker Bubble took part in the session.

Question & Answer session with Heather Knight - England Ladies Cricket Captain and Mark Wood England Cricket Team fast bowler.

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Chance to Shine asked us would we take part in a Q & A session with Heather Knight and Mark Wood both current England cricket players. We even got to ask a question!

St. Joseph's Virtual Sports Day 9th July 2020

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Due to the pandemic we had our first and hopefully our last Virtual Sports Day. We had over 60 children with their families take part which was phenomenal!
Congratulations to St. Michael's House who were the winners with nearly all of their house team taking part! We all had so much fun in school and at home enjoying ourselves and keeping active!

St. Joseph's Virtual Sports Day - Results