After School Club

Whole School PE Questionnaire - January 2017

Before St. Joseph's staff began teaching the new PE curriculum, children's views on PE were collected through a questionnaire. Please click on the link to read both the findings and the report.

We address how we are promoting an enjoyment of physical activity that will increase the chances of being active for life and help our children gain improved physical literacy skills that can be used in all sports.

Here is a link to the REAL PE website should you wish to learn more about this exciting and well researched approach to PE. 


Change4Life Club News

9th February. Today the children focused on jumping: the leaders drew around a few of their bodies and they jumped as far over the body as possible. Later, they practised their javelin throwing skills, scoring points in a mini competition. Following this the leaders led them in a game of Sharks which was a personal and social challenge with the aim of being honest and fair. Finally they practised floor movements and balance with a quoit relay. The leaders did a fab job leading the session and they chose Niall for the Respect award, Piper for the Teamwork award and Angelo for Honesty award.

Sports Ambassadors' Report by Orlaith and Louis

On Thursday 2nd February, four children from Year 6 helped with leading the Change4Life After School Club.  We helped them with archery and throwing and catching. The Year 6 children have had earlier experience with the sports.  Archery was tricky but everyone learned how to do it by the end of the session. It was great fun for all and the Year 6s enjoyed helping our younger children.

Photos taken by the Young Leaders - 2.2.17

The Change 4 Life club began last week and runs on Thursdays 3.30-4.30 pm. Currently 12 children from Y3/4 attend. The club offers fun activities to develop skills and focus on sporting values such as teamwork and self-belief. This week the children earned 'Respect' awards for their safe and impressive javelin throwing!

Spring Term Club News

January has seen the cold winds blow but also new clubs have begun for the first half term.

On Mondays, Year 3 and 4 are having a marvelous time with their Dance Coach who is choreographing a routine which will be brilliant to share with the rest of the school.

On Thursdays, Mrs Coates is leading a Change4Life Club for Year 3 and 4 children following the festival they recently went to.  Judging by the beaming faces tonight this club is going to be a hit with everyone.  The Harrogate School Sports Partnership have loaned us great resources to add to the fun so we are very grateful to have this support.

Photos from both clubs will appear on the website shortly to celebrate the inspiring activity happening in our school.

Both clubs have limited spaces to be most effective but there will be opportunity for those interested to sign up for the next half term. Other year groups will also be invited in the remaining half terms.


Y5 and 6 Yoga Club - Autumn Term

Over the Autumn Term, the Yoga Club developed their confidence in exploring the asanas (postures) and independently sequencing them to share with their friends.


A report by Sanuthi:

Y5 and Y6 have been doing a Yoga Club with Mrs Keith. We've been practising yoga postures and learning how to be calm. We worked in small groups and did a routine with different movements. We also picked out yoga cards and played 'Yogi Says'.