PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORT PREMIUM
We aim to give our students a platform to excel at sport through hard work and determination, via competing in class events within school and team based competitions within Barnet and beyond. The promotion of a healthy lifestyle, including what we eat along with keeping fit and active, is of the utmost importance, and we strive to promote these values throughout the school year.
PE at St Joseph’s
All children are timetabled to enjoy 2 hours of high quality PE each week. To keep Physical Education fresh and engaging we change the sport every term; each year group tackles a different sport so no class takes part in the same activity twice. Years 3 to 5 also have termly swimming lessons. The curriculum map for each year group consists of:
Reception: Introduction to PE, locomotion (evasion, moving with control), gymnastics, athletics
Year 1: Gymnastics, movement, games, object manipulation, athletics
Year 2: Gymnastics, games, object manipulation, athletics
Year 3: Invasion games, net/wall games, striking and fielding, gymnastics, dance and boccia.
Year 4: Cricket, basketball, tag rugby, rounders, athletics, dance and boccia.
Year 5: Hockey, tennis, football, netball, athletics, dance and boccia.
Year 6: Netball, football, Young Leader training, cricket, Ultimate Frisbee, athletics, dance and boccia.
St Joseph’s offers a wide variety of clubs ranging from football, basketball, mini tennis and cricket to alternative activities such as taekwondo, ballet and street dance. These clubs provide a safe, challenging, but fun environment for the students to stay active and learn a new set of skills.
St Joseph’s employ a colour coded kit system for the students to look vibrant, stand out and feel part of a team right from the start of their school journey. Each house is named after one of the apostles:
Matthew: Red Mark: Yellow Luke: Green John: Blue
The Pupils earn House Points through good behaviour and hard work, which results in the winning house receiving a reward at the end of each term. Our kit consists of St Joseph’s branded shorts, tracksuit bottoms, polo shirt and jumper along with other items to be worn, dependent on the season. Students should wear white/black trainers for outdoor use and black plimsolls for indoor use.