P.E Newsletter

PE Report 2017-2018

At St. Joseph’s we believe that Physical Education and competitive sport are fundamental to growing children’s self-esteem, physical and mental fitness and general well-being. All staff at St. Joseph’s embrace this vision and prepare, deliver and reflect on each session of Physical Education taught in their class

The weather over the Autumn and Winter has not be as kind as in previous years and as a result we have not been able to take advantage of our wonderful field. This has also resulted in a number of cluster events being cancelled as the Gordano Astroturf was affected by flooding which resulted in serious damage.

So far this school year we have had a whole school cross-country event. Those children who finished in the top three of their year group were then selected to represent the school in a Cluster event.

We have also introduced further staff training this year. We are lucky enough to have expert dance tuition from Reception-Year 6 which teaching staff participate in and learn from and thus be able to ensure an even higher standard of provision in this all inclusive area of physical education. In terms 3 and 4 every class will have weekly gymnastic lesson provided by fully qualified coaches

Even though it is still fairly early in the school year a number of our KS2 children have had the opportunity to represent the school in Cluster and North Somerset events.

Particular highlights have been;

  • Year 4 Girls finishing Runner’s up in the Gordano Cluster X-Country

  • Year 5&6 Girls Football team competing in the Gordano Cluster Championship and finishing Runner’s up

  • Year 5&6 Mixed Tag Rugby Squad Champions of Portishead and now going on to compete in the North Somerset Championship

  • Year 3 & 4 representing the school in the inaugural Portishead Football Festival

  • Daily Class mile for each class (time and weather permitting)

As in previous years all Year 3 and 4 children have the fantastic opportunity of weekly swimming lessons from September through to April. These lesson are delivered by trained staff and all abilities are supported and developed though differentiated delivery.

Hopefully, the weather will continue to be kind to us and we will be able to organise a range of sporting fixtures as the evenings become lighter.

As we look towards Terms 5&6 we can also look forward to-

  • Forest Schools

  • Swimming Galas

  • Sports Week

If you have any queries about the provision of PE and competitive sport at St. Joseph’s please do not hesitate to come into Class 3 or ‘grab’ me in the playground.


Mr. Donovan