St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Together we grow in God's love, learning to be the best we can be.


Physical Education


Our aims for Physical Education are:
  • To develop skilful use of the body, the ability to remember, repeat and refine actions and to perform them with increasing control, co-ordination and fluency (acquiring and developing).
  • To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas (selecting and applying).
  • To improve observation skills and the ability to describe and make simple judgements on their own and others work, and to use their observations and judgements to improve performance (improving and evaluating).
  • To develop and understanding of the effects of exercise on the body and an appreciation of the value of safe exercising (knowledge and understanding of fitness and health).
  • To develop the ability to work independently and communicate with and respond positively towards others (working alone and with others).
  • To promote an understanding of safe practice, and develop a sense of responsibility towards their own and others’ safety and well being (applying safety principles).


It is important to note that this is not just about skill development in isolation but about the knowledge skills and understanding. The aims support and develop the four core strands of learning, safety principles and social.