At St. Joseph’s we want our children to have the opportunity to experience many different sports and to find out what really inspires them. We intend to provide high-quality, inspiring PE lessons, which allow children to learn skills and knowledge required by the national curriculum in a fun and engaging way. We encourage children to learn about athletes from the past and present and hope that by studying these inspirational people, some of our children will aspire to become the athletes of the future.
We intend to provide opportunities for all children to improve both their fitness and their physical and mental well-being through daily activities such as our “Fit in 15” initiative.
Our goal for Physical Education is that children become physically literate and that they are able to:
- understand how to become and remain physically fit and healthy through a balanced program of physical activity and by making healthy eating and lifestyle choices.
- use their knowledge and understanding to make healthy choices and continue good exercise habits after formal education and into adult life.
- celebrate their unique skills and qualities and appreciate the talents of others.
- develop resilience and understand how they can improve through effort and hard work.
- assess and evaluate their own and others’ performances and how they could improve further.
- find a sport (or sports) that they enjoy and may wish to take further, both in school and through clubs.
We believe that high-quality PE lessons at school can allow people to lead healthier, happier lives and that sport and physical activity can contribute to better physical and mental wellbeing.
Some classes have enjoyed hocket lessons as part of their PE lessons. Please see the fliers below for information about opportunities to learn more about hockey.
Year 5 learned a hand jive from the Rock 'n' roll era and then added their own unique twist to the performance. Well done boys and girls!
A huge thank you to Mat Holly from Cheshunt and Rosedale Cricket Club, who visited us on Tuesday and Wednesday this week to deliver Cricket taster sessions to years 3, 4, 5 and 6. I was very lucky to be able to join year 4 for their session. I learned so much that I never before and I can definitely say there are some children in year 4 who should definitely consider joining the club! You should have received a flier to give you more information about half term and other clubs run by Mat.
Another opportunity to experience Cricket with a local club.
Please see the flier below.
Yoga partner flows proved a challenge of ingenuity, balance and control.
Here are some of our amazing dancers in action
We love learning more about gymnastics
Yoga is a new challenge for us this year
Many congratulations to the Football team, who took part in a tournament at Goffs Academy on Wednesday. 5th place is something to be very proud of. Well done for representing your school well.
Congratulations to our year 5 and 6 football team, who won their match against Downfield 5:2 yesterday. Well done boys and girls! Let's hope this is the beginning of a successful season.
Year 3 choreographed their own dance inspired by machines. They thought about pistons, cogs and levers and how they moved and then imitated their movements.
We learned a set phrase and then developed our own additional movements, based around pushing and pulling.
Year 2 made up dances based on creatures you might find in the garden. They though about how each creature moves and matched their movements to their favourite.