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Physical Education & Sport

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The school has a variety of indoor and outdoor facilities for PE, sport and outdoor education. At St Joseph’s, we believe that all children can find enjoyment and satisfaction from partaking in physical activity.

We offer a good range of sports within the curriculum supplied by St Wilfrid’s Catholic High School and Sixth Form College , with this being supplemented by the offer of after-school sporting clubs and visits by local coaches and instructors.

Our aim in teaching Physical Education at school is to:

  • develop physical skills, habits and interests that will promote healthy lifestyles;
  • develop positive attitudes to physical endeavour including perseverance, fair play and sporting behaviour, and the ability to cope with success and failure;
  • learn how physical exercise affects the body;
  • understand the need for safe practice in physical activities and know how to achieve this.

Pupils undertake a range of physical activities throughout the year. In addition to at least two sessions of PE, pupils have opportunities to take part in after school activities to develop their skills, maintain their fitness and to enjoy sport in a social context.

In Upper Foundation Stage, pupils spend time learning basic skills involved with travelling and using equipment, and improving hand-eye co-ordination.
Within Key Stages 1 & 2, pupils move around a series of activities, changing each half term. These include games (netball, basketball, hockey, tag rugby and football), gymnastics activities, dance, athletics and bat and ball games (cricket and rounders).

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PE Provision


Extra Curricular Clubs

For details on current extra curricular activities and sports clubs, please speak to the office.

Inter-school competition

We take part in a wide range of inter-school sports. This includes a variety of partnership events and festivals for pupils in Years 1- 6, we have sent teams of pupils to represent the school at boys and girls football, netball, cross-country, cricket and athletics.

For Sports Fixtures and Previous Competition Results, please click the following link:

Fixtures & Results

Sporting Success

Click the link below to view our sporting achievements 

Sporting Values & Spirit of the Games

Through our PE, Sport and Competition, we aim to teach our children to demonstrate the following sporting values:

Self-belief: You’ve got to believe to achieve. Have the self-belief and confidence to succeed and reach your personal best.

Honesty: With others and with yourself. Have the courage to do the right thing. Be truthful and promote fairness in every situation.

Passion: Giving it 100 per cent, putting your heart and soul into whatever you are doing and never giving up. Care about what you do and the people around you, and approach each opportunity with enthusiasm and positivity.

Determination: Keep going no matter what. Determination is about the journey you go on to push yourself and achieve your dreams. Have the mental strength and the self-discipline to overcome obstacles, commit to your goals and keep working every day to become the very best you can be. Don’t hold back!

Respect: Treating others politely and with understanding. Accepting life’s ‘ups and downs’ with grace. Respect every day, in everything you do and for everyone around you.

Teamwork: Treat everyone equally, support each other and work together to have fun and achieve. Celebrate each other’s success. Be a good friend and a positive team player in school, sport and life.


We offer a number of after school clubs, many of which have a sporting emphasis. Our Catholic Partnership encourages sporting activity and achievement across the primary years by arranging a variety of events and competitions over a wide spectrum of sports eg handball, tag rugby, multi-skills, mini-Olympics etc. See Fixtures and events.

Residential Visit

See also: Robinwood.

Year 5 are given the opportunity to participate in a three day (two night) residential visit to Robinwood Activity Centre. During the visit they are given the chance to sample a number of outdoor activities including caving, canoeing and climbing.

PE Kits

See also: School Uniform.

PE kits are encouraged to remain in school Monday to Friday each week. Pupils are required to wear the school PE kit. Kits can be stored in pupil cloakrooms and children are encouraged to take increasing responsibility for it.




Children in Year 4 and 5 take part in swimming sessions at Knotingley Swimming Pool.

On swimming days, pupils need to come to school equipped with a swimming costume, towel and goggles (if required).

Swimming takes place throughout the school year, with Year 4 & 5 swimming on a Monday.

School Games Day

Our annual School Games day is one of the highlights of the school calendar. Well attended by parents, pupils compete in their Houses over a series of events.


PE is an integral part of the National Curriculum and all pupils must participate unless there is a medical reason why they should not. In the case of a medical reason, we need a medical certificate for permanent exclusion from P.E and a written note for a temporary reason for non-participation. Wherever possible, children who cannot take part should still be involved in the lesson. This may be via simple observations or preferably by more active means e.g. by keeping score, refereeing and officiating, answering questions etc. If a child consistently forgets their PE kits, parents will be informed via a standard PE kit letter.