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St Joseph's Catholic

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The PE Curriculum Intention:

Pupils learn to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities, build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect


We aim to:

Develop competence in order to excel in a broad range of physical activities; being physically active for sustained periods of time; engaging in competitive sports and activities and how to lead healthy, active lives.


  • At St. Joseph’s we aim to offer a curriculum that helps a child to develop physically and mentally and which promotes a positive attitude towards a healthy and active lifestyle. Due to our location we place a particular emphasis on swimming and each year group participates in swimming sessions (including lessons in the sea in summer).
  • We provide lessons in which children are active, involved and engaged. We encourage the children to collaborate in groups and teams but also to enjoy the challenge of competition.
  • We offer after school sports clubs and partake in a range of inter school competitions.
  • We use the expertise of a dance specialist within the staff to support the teaching of high quality dance across the school
  • Beyond the physical benefits of P.E., we recognise its importance in developing confidence, creativity and resilience.
  • We teach the children about how mental health and well-being can be improved with physical exercise

At St Joseph's, we hold our children at the heart of all we do and we endeavour to give ALL children lots of opportunities to share their thoughts and opinions. This enables them to play an active role in the decisions that affect their learning, opportunities and well being. Please take some time to help us uphold this by completing our pupil voice survey for PE, the link is posted below. 

PE Pupil Voice Results

It's been a great start to the season for our football team!! Well done to the whole team for a fantastic game, winning 2 to 1!!

Our fabulous footballers have done it again!! We participated the in the first Rosary Trust Football Tournament last week and the children played exceptionally well as a team. We placed first in the tournament and had an amazing time playing against the other schools. Congratulations to all of the children who took part!

Footballers from St Joseph’s Primary School in Dovercourt took part in the Fisherman’s Cup Final and completed the treble by beating Chase Lane Primary School 3-2 The school won the Inter Schools League Cup and the Inter Schools indoor five-a-side cup before adding the Fisherman’s Cup to its tally. A spokesman for the team said: “It takes two teams to make a great final and today was our day.

Tri Golf Festival. Well done to the children that represented our school at the golf festival last week! We placed fourth overall and had the chance to experience a new sport!

Football Champions!!! A huge well done to our football team for winning the 5 a side football tournament!

A huge well done to our 'Question of Sport' team! They competed in their first sports quiz at Mayflower Primary School and showed great team work and resilience!

We all got moving to celebrate the Queen's jubilee!

Colchester United Sports Festival!

Class 3 working together applying their map reading skills to take part in a local orienteering competition.

It's a hat-trick!

Extra-Curricular Sporting Achievement


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Every class swims at St Joseph's