At St Joseph’s RC Primary School, it is our aim for every child to be:
- competent and confident physically;
- competitive successfully; and
- committed to maintaining a healthy, active lifestyle.
When it comes to PE, the most important aspect in St Joseph’s RC Primary School are the six school games values: DETERMINATION, PASSION, RESPECT, HONESTY, SELF-BELIEF and TEAMWORK and the impact that these values have on our children’s mental health and wellbeing, as well as physical health. The positive attitude that our pupils demonstrate when participating in PE lessons, other physical activity sessions, school sport and when representing the school show how highly we value these attributes.
As a school we are focussed on promoting the heath and wellbeing of our pupils by engaging them in physical activity and by maximising opportunities for children to be involved in a wide range of sports and physical activity- not just in PE lessons but throughout the school day, through our extra-curricular offer, across our school environment and through links with the wider community.
‘Physical activity’, ‘Physical Education’ and ‘school sport’ are similar in that they all include physical movement, but there are important differences between them, as outlined below in definitions from the Association for Physical Education:
‘Physical activity’ is a broad term referring to all bodily movement that uses energy. It includes all forms of physical education, sports and dance activities. However, it is wider than this, as it also includes indoor and outdoor play, work-related activity, outdoor and adventurous activities, active travel (e.g. walking, cycling, rollerblading, scooting) and routine, habitual activities such as using the stairs, doing housework and gardening.
‘Physical education’ is the planned, progressive learning that takes place in school curriculum timetabled time and which is delivered to all pupils. This involves both ‘learning to move’ (i.e. becoming more physically competent) and ‘moving to learn’ (e.g. learning through movement, a range of skills and understandings beyond physical activity, such as co-operating with others). The context for the learning is physical activity, with children experiencing a broad range of activities, including sport and dance.
‘School sport’ is the structured learning that takes place beyond the curriculum (i.e. in the extended curriculum) within school settings; this is sometimes referred to as out-of-school-hours learning. Again, the context for the learning is physical activity. The ‘school sport’ programme has the potential to develop and broaden the foundation learning that takes place in physical education. It also forms a vital link with ‘community sport and activity’.
During school closure, please remember it is vitally important to take care of your body as well as your mind!
Between Monday to Friday Joe Wicks- The Body Coach will be posting daily PE lesson style workouts for you to follow beginning at 9am.
Here are some other handy ways you can keep active at home and aim for your 60 minutes of activity per day!
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