PE at St. Joseph the Worker

We are a GOLD School Games Award Winner!

Physical activity not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. Therefore both teachers and children should be aware of its importance.

At St Joseph’s our aim is that each class will receive 2 hours of physical activity per week. At the moment classes are timetabled to have at least one Physical Education session per week. The sessions will contain elements required by the National Curriculum of:

Key Stage 1: Games, Dance and Gymnastics

Key Stage 2: Games, Dance, Gymnastics, Athletics, Outdoor Education and Swimming.



Y6 Swimming

Number who pupils who have passed

25 Metres Swimming


Range of Strokes






We took part in a sports lunchtime challenge with Fit for Sport, we welcomed Dean Horridge the CEO and Steph and Dave who helped us all get active! All the children in KS2 carried out team relays and individual exercises against the clock. It was great fun!


“Together as God’s children we will, love, learn, grow, inspire, Let your light shine”.


  • To work together with families as the first educators of their children.
  • To create a happy Roman Catholic atmosphere in which everyone can develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, morally and physically.
  • To provide a safe, caring, stimulating environment in which everyone is encouraged to develop his or her full potential.
  • To promote self-discipline in an atmosphere which fosters respect, tolerance and acceptance of all people.
  • This school is committed to encouraging the children to develop into responsible members of the school community in preparation for their role as adult members of society. In helping us to achieve this goal we anticipate the co-operation of all our parents.
  • To support all members of the community in their faith journey.

St Joseph The Worker RC Primary School, Cutnook Ln, Irlam, Manchester M44 6GX