At St Joseph’s we recognise the importance of PE and the role it has to play in promoting a long-term healthy lifestyle. Healthier children become healthier adults and through careful planning, we ensure that high quality teaching and learning instils in children the value of looking after their bodies. Our PE curriculum has been designed around the requirements of the National Curriculum to provide all children with high quality PE and sporting provision. It is our vision that every child fulfils his or her sporting potential and is given the opportunity to take part in a broad range of sporting activities.

We offer a broad range of sporting opportunities through our membership with Stockport SHAPES alliance and as a member of the Reddish cluster of schools. These partnerships allow children to experience competitive sporting events, in addition to learning vital life skills such as teamwork, determination and resilience.

Reception / Year 1 / Year 2

Fundamental movement skills:

  • Running
  • Jumping
  • Hopping
  • Balancing
  • Galloping
  • Leaping


Year 3

  • Passing and catching the ball in diffrent ways
  • Chest Pass
  • Bounce Pass
  • Overhead Pass
  • Shoulder Pass   


Year 5

  • Review shooting technique
  • Review netball passes and understand when i have to use them
  • Anticipate the game and release the ball quickly
  • Learn how to attack and defend in a netball game
  • Understand the pivoting with the ball


Year 6

  • Land and pivot to pass the ball in a netball game
  • Look for bounces from the ring and catch the ball
  • Understand and apply the rules of netball in a game
  • Make tactics when attacking and defending (marking one to one)
  • Play a netball tournament using all the skills learnt
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