At St Joseph's PE is a central focus. PE is integrated into the curriculum to ensure that all children, from Reception to Year 6, have the opportunity to be active, learn how to be healthy and most importantly, have fun whilst learning new skills. Have a look on our class pages to find out what we have been up to in our PE sessions.
Miss Priddle is our PE Leader at school. She works closely with our teachers, teaching assistants and coaches to ensure that the children receive a quality PE experience.
We currently have two coaches in school, Mrs Harper, who teaches us PE throughout the year and Mr Green, a semi-professional footballer, who coaches football. Throughout the year we also have other visitors who come to help train and coach our children, for example:
-Mrs Bell, who coaches gymnastics and country dance
-Cumbria Cricket, who coach KS1/2 cricket
-Whitehaven Rugby League, who coach KS2 rugby
-Russell Gainford, who coaches KS2 rugby union
Below you will find a file that contains St Joseph's competition calendar 2017-2018. Wherever possible, we always try to take as many teams as possible to all events to ensure that all children are given the opportunity to take part in a number of sporting events.
SCHOOL GAMES MARK
We are delighted to announce that St Joseph's gained a GOLD School Games Mark Award for their commitment to PE in 2015-2016 and we achieved it again in 2016-2017. This is a brilliant achievement for such a small school. Well done to all of the children in St Joseph's who are brilliant sports people, we couldn't have got it without such amazing, talented children in our school. A big thank you to all coaches and parents who support us in our PE and school sport throughout the school year. We will be trying just as hard to ensure we gain a GOLD award for 2017 - 2018 also.
What is the School Games Mark?
The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Schools in England are able to assess themselves across bronze, silver and gold levels.
PE is not only a focus in school time at St Joseph's. The children have lots of opportunities to participate in extra- curricular PE sessions through after school clubs and lunch time clubs.
Here are some examples of clubs that are on at different points in the year:
-fitness and agility
As well as offering children sports clubs, in the spring term we also offer the children the opportunity to come to our Activate club. Activate is a programme designed to teach children about being healthy, being active and also having fun. The sessions start by children looking at different health aspects, for example fats and sugars and the eat well plate. They complete some activities and then also play some fun, exciting sports games at the end of the session. Mrs B is trained to lead these sessions and the children really enjoy them. Activate has a positive effect on children's health and understanding on how to be and keep healthy.
In 2016 Sonia Dryden (School Games Organiser) used us as a case study to look at the impact that activated had. She came into school to talk to Miss Smith and observe the session, as well as talking to the children to find out how they felt activate had helped them. Below I have attached the Copeland Community Fund Review, 2015-2016. Have a look at page 15 where we feature.