Have a look at the sporting events and competitions we have taken part in during this last year. Taking part in a variety of challenging and competitive individual and team events is an important enrichment opportunity for our pupils. Through the range of activities and competitions we participate in, we try to provide "sport for all" opportunities.
Basketball Tournament at Dorothy Stringer. Quick-sticks hockey at Varndean.
Key steps gymnastics at Dorothy Stringer. Year 6 mixed cricket tournament.
Catholic School's 6-a-side football tournament.. Indoor athletics at BACA
Indoor cricket against Coldean School Tag Rugby Festival at Waterhall.
Year 6 girls cross country team - Waterhall Let's Dance at The Dome
Year 4 Tri-golf tournament at Dorothy Stringer Year 4 Tennis Festival at Withdean
Hosting friendly matches against local schools. Catholic Schools football and netball tournament
Withdean athletics competition
With a new National Curriculum and the PE and Sports Grant providing increased financing to this subject area, it is an exciting time for PE in schools.
In order to see how we spend the PE and Sports grant at St Joseph's, please click on the picture below.
This is our curriculum map for this year. It gives a whole school overview and shows which areas of PE are being covered in each class's two PE sessions throughout the year.
Pupils benefit from a wide range of physical experiences in their PE lessons, taught not only by their class teachers, but also by local "experts" e.g. a basketball coach from South Coast Elite Basketball works with a different year group every half term throughout the year.
Basketball Coaching for KS2 pupils
Year 4 Cricket Coaching
Working alongside the Brighton and Hove Food Partnership to encourage healthy eating.
We are very fortunate to have the coaching skills of Albion in the Community once every half term. The "Make a Change" sessions aim to help children move more and adopt positive healthy eating habits. The programme is aimed at Years 3 and 4.
Year 5 gymnastics lessons with Miss Pippa
Some of our PE lessons:
Year 2 athletics
Year 6 trialling the "daily mile."
Year 1 athletics
Year 1 tennis
More expert coaching:
Reception Class Gymnastics Teaching.
Year 6 choreographing their own WWII dance with Miss Pippa.
Year 6 Tag Rugby Coaching
Year 3 gymnastics
Year 1 tennis
Level 2 Bike-Ability
To build on our high quality curriculum PE teaching and learning, we have introduced a new PE initiative this year which aims to continue this provision and develop pupil's love of PE, as well as keeping the younger children active during lunchtimes. Year 6 pupils have taken on the responsibility for organising and encouraging KS1 pupils to take part in sports and fitness activities during the KS1 lunch hour. The small team of Year 6 pupils provide these activities three days a week.