Physical Education

PE Curriculum Map 2018-19

Primary School PE & Sport Funding


Physical Education is a very important part of our curriculum at St Joseph’s Roman Catholic School. Physical Education (PE) is fundamental to every child’s development and well-being.

Mr Tier is our specialist PE Teacher. He works with children from Early Years to Year 6 to ensure each child has the opportunity to play and learn a variety of sports and disciplines.

In addition to the lessons from the PE Teacher and Class Teachers, our school maintains strong links with outside sports organisations. In the last year, our children have been taught by professional coaches from the Football Association, Pineapple Dance Studios, Middlesex Cricket, Irish Dance Academy and Full Court Connections.

In Year 1, the main focus is with the improvement of fundamental movements skills. These skills include the development of a child's agility, strength, balance, co-ordination and speed.  When a child is confident and competent with these skills, they can develop sport-specific and complex movement skills. Children in Year 1 will also learn ball skills, gymnastics and dance.

Year 2 children build upon their fundamental movement skills and begin to apply these skills into specific sporting activities. These activities will involve basketball, football, tennis, gymnastics and dance.

Within Year 1 and Year 2, all children also participate in lessons with a professional basketball coach from Full Court Connections. In these additional sessions, the children will cover a whole range of skills that will help develop and inspire them.

In Year 3, children will learn the basic techniques, strategies and rules to a variety of sports. They will cover basketball, football, hockey, gymnastics, tennis and athletics.

Year 4 children engage in the same sporting disciplines as Year 3. However, they will be able to apply and develop a broad range of skills in different contexts, enhancing their creative, social and thinking skills in PE. They also begin to gain an understanding of the positive benefits of being physically active.

In Year 5 and Year 6 all children will be learning physical, social and thinking skills through sport specific activities (differentiated to age and ability). They are also developing leadership skills and have the ability to work co-operatively in a team. These sports include tennis, football, gymnastics, basketball, athletics and cricket.

From Year 3 to Year 6 all children will also be taught a second hour of PE by their Class Teachers and professional sports coaches. The professional coaches teach swimming and Irish dancing.

St Joseph’s Roman Catholic School also prides itself on high quality extra-curricular sporting activities. There will be after school sports clubs running from Tuesday to Friday throughout the year. These will be delivered by Mr Tier or by a professional coach.

We also have school teams in a variety of sports, ranging from athletics, tennis, cricket, football, netball and basketball.

St Joseph’s have a boys’ football team that compete in competitions, leagues and friendly fixtures. They are currently in 3rd place in the Brent Football League. The school football team is managed by Mr Tier and coached by Mr Studd who is a Professional Academy Football Coach. The football team are currently 3rd in the Brent Football League.


Here are some of the competitions that are coming up soon:

-Year 5 & 6 Basketball Competition - 13th February 9am - 2.00pm (Capital City)

-Year 3 & 4 Indoor Athletics - 13th March 9am - 2.00pm (Willesden Sports Centre)

-Year 5 & 6 Mini Orange Tennis - 25th April 10am - 2.30pm (Capital City) 


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