AT ST MARY & ST JOSEPHS
The St Mary and St Joseph’s Primary School (SMSJ) Physical Education provision ensures that children experience a safe and supportive environment that helps build a lifelong passion for sport and health. We recognise that for children to be able to perform in PE with increased confidence and competence and to advance knowledge, skills and understanding, a holistic approach is needed. Pupils learn to understand that PE is a subject that plays a huge role for their social, emotional and cognitive development as well as their spiritual, cultural and moral development and are allowed ways to explore this. A physically literate child will have the confidence and knowledge to develop a love of movement and be active for life- this is our aim at SMSJ.
Each child, regardless of gender, race or ability will be given the opportunity to take part in positive, fun, challenging lessons that linked with our S.P.I.R.I.T values, will help them to become innovative, independent members of society who will not be afraid to participate in, take risks and even lead situations.
Specially-designed units of work linked to the PE National Curriculum created by the 'Beyond the Physical' team are explored, taught and built upon by the PE specialist from EYFS-Year 6 pupils. A balanced and broad PE curriculum focused on the mastery of fundamental movement skills, and a wide variety of extra-curricular opportunities, competitions and activities are available to enable all children to achieve the 4 aims of the National Curriculum. Learning will be revisited if necessary each year to ensure progress is made and that there is secure knowledge and understanding of skills. A mixture of traditional and new emerging sports are played during the year and through assessment and constant observations, groups focused on SEN and our Gifted and Talented children are ran throughout the week.
Beyond the Physical Learning Themes are easy-to-use, friendly resources for planning and delivering high-quality PE. Each Learning Theme is centred around three key words, which are the success criteria for the unit.
WELCOME BACK EVERYONE!
I can't wait to see all the children in their PE kits and get going with our new curriculum. We are going to learn so much and have lots of fun.!
EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUBS ARE BACK ON!!!
AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS THIS HALF TERM:
Years 4, 5, 6 DANCE club
Tuesdays till 3.55pm
Letter going out today with pupils.
Year 5 & 6 NETBALL Club
Thursdays till 4pm
Letter going out today with pupils.
Year 5 & 6 FOOTBALL Club
Wednesdays till 4pm with Mr Fernandez
Letter going out today with pupils.
MORNING PE CLUBS THIS HALF TERM:
OPEN TO ALL PUPILS IN YEAR 3, 4, 5, 6.
START AT 8.15AM.
COME IN PE KIT AND PLEASE BRING UNIFORM TO SCHOOL TO GET CHANGED INTO.
WAIT AT THE FRONT DOORS AT THE OFFICE OR COME TO BREAKFAST CLUB FIRST.
Tuesdays 8.15am - FITNESS SESSION - GET FITTER AND HEALTHIER WHILST HAVING FUN TO MUSIC
Wednesday 8.15am - IMPROVE YOUR FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS AND ENJOY OUR TRADITIONAL AND EMERGING SPORTS
Thursday 8.15am - IMPROVE YOUR FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS AND ENJOY OUR TRADITIONAL AND EMERGING SPORTS
ALL PUPILS, IN ALL CLASSES WILL GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE PART IN EXTRA-CURRICULAR CLUBS OVER THE YEAR!
🏸🏉🎾Sports Leaders 🏸🏉🎾
Congratulations to our Autumn 1 Sports Leaders who are making our lunchtimes active and so much fun for our pupils. We are so proud of how mature and well organised they are and how many fantastic activities they are coming up with.
🏀⚽️SPORTS COUNCIL ⚽️🏀
Congratulations to our new 21/22 SMSJ Sports Council.
These children are the voice of our pupils and we can’t wait to hear all their amazing ideas.
Well done everyone ⭐️
PE THIS TERM @ SMSJ
We have been getting so excited this half term for THE EUROS 2020 and for the TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES.
AS ALWAYS WE HAVE BEEN WORKING ON OUR FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENT SKILLS AND AGILITY, BALANCE & CO-ORDINATION SKILLS BUT WITH KICKING AND FOOTBALL TACTICAL SKILLS AND PLAY BEING OUR MAIN FOCUS. ALL PUPILS HAVE HAD THEIR OWN BALL AVAILABLE AND HAVE HAD AS MANY TOUCHES OF THE BALL AS POSSIBLE. WE HAVE TRIED TO MASTER TOE TAPS, PENGUIN FEET, DRAG BACK TURNS AND MANY MORE.
WE HAVE BEEN SINGING ENGLAND CHANTS AND PLAYING AS OUR FAVOURITE PLAYERS AND TEAMS AND ALSO AS OUR FAVOURITE AVENGERS :)
THE CHILDREN HAVE BEEN SHOWN YOUTUBE VIDEOS OF SKILLS AND WARM UPS AND HAVE BEEN GIVEN WEEKLY FOOTBALL MASTERY CHALLENGES TO COMPLETE AT HOME WITH THEIR FAMILIES AND HAVE ALSO BEEN ENCOURAGED TO WATCH THE GAMES.
SMSJ OLYMPICS 2021
INSTEAD OF OUR TRADITIONAL SPORTS DAY FORMAT WE HAVE DECIDED, IN HONOUR OF THE TOKYO 2020 OLYMPIC GAMES, WE WOULD HOLD OUR OWN.
EACH CLASS WILL PICK A COUNTRY AND RESEARCH THAT COUNTRIES MOST FAMOUS ATHLETE, BEST SPORT AND FIND OUT LOTS OF FACTS AND FIGURES THAT WILL ENRICH THEIR CROSS CURRICULAR KNOWLEDGE.
EACH CLASS WILL MAKE OLTMPIC TORCHES, MASCOTS AND OLYMPIC RINGS AND COMPETE AGAINST THE OTHER HOUSES IN THEIR CLASS.
WE ARE GOING TO COMPETE IN EVENTS SUCH AS:
LONG DISTANCE RUN
POINTS COLLECTED FROM EACH HOUSE IN EACH CLASS WILL BE COLLATED AND AN OVER ALL HOUSE WILL WIN.
PICTURES AND RESULTS TO FOLLOW.
WE CAN NOT WAIT TO SEE OUR WHOLE SCHOOL CHALLENGEING THEMSELVES, COMPETING AND PUSHING THEMSELVES OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONE TO GAIN CONFIDENCE AND SUPPORT THEIR TEAM MATES.
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE
SMSJ OLYMPICS 2021 RESULTS 🏃♀️
We have had a Brilliant 2 weeks of the SMSJ Olympics, Every single child got to experience at least 3 events, games & challenges and we have seen such amazing talent from our children.
We had competitions in:
Boccia, football, basketball, dodgeball, speed bounce, triple jump, long jump, sprints, relays, obstacle course & egg & spoon.
Well done to everyone and a special thank you to our year 6 helpers who were so enthusiastic and encouraging to all the younger pupils 👍👌🏽
Joint 3rd Place -Amethyst and Emerald
2nd Place - Diamond
WINNERS - RUBY HOUSE 🟥🏆
WHAT A BRILLIANT 2 WEEKS OF ACTIVITIES WE HAVE HAD DURING OUR 'SMSJ OLYMPCS'
THE CHILDREN HAVE SHOWED AMAZING TEAM WORK AND COMPETITIVENESS AND HAVE HAD SO MUCH FUN.
WE HOPE YOU ENJOY ALL OUR PICTURES
OUTDOOR LEARNING WEEK
WE HAD A JAM PACKED WEEK OF AMAZING ACTIVITIES FOR OUR CHILDREN HERE AT SMSJ.
ALL CHILDREN GOT TO EXPERIENCE A CIRCUS ACT, A FARM WITH A HORSE, GOAT, CHICKENS RABBITS AND LOTS MORE.
EVERY CHILD DID ORIENTEERING, PARACHUTE WORK, HAD A FOREST SCHOOL SESSION AND SPENT THE WHOLE WEEK DOING ALL THEIR LEARNING OUTSIDE. IT WAS INCREDIBLE TO SEE MANY HAPPY SMILY FACES IN THE SUNSHINE
ALL PUPILS COMPLETED A' MISSION POSSIBLE' DAY WITH LOTS OF TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITES, OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROBLEM SOLVING AND EVEN HAD TO ANSWER BRANCH DIAGRAM QUESTION TO COLLECT A CODE AND TRY AND OPEN THE PRIZE BOX.
WE SAW SOME BRILLIANT SKILLS FROM SO MANY PUPILS AND IT WAS SO LOVELY TO SEE EVERYONE SHOWING OFF THEIR TALENTS.
SUMMER HALF TERM 🎾🏏⚽️🏀
This term in PE we have been working hard on improving our underarm and overarm throwing and catching skills and concentrating on always being in the ready position when fielding. We have discussed when each throw should be used and the best ways to catch balls of differing heights.
We have looked at different ways of striking the ball and used a variety of equipment to do so. We looked at what position our bodies should be in to get the best hit possible and have tried hard to improve our sending and receiving skills.
KS1 have worked on mastering their fundamental movement skills and started to use their skills with lots of equipment and have even explored the use of tennis rackets and balls. They have been working super hard on their throwing and catching and have made massive improvements.
They are using different equipment to practice sending a ball and have been encouraged to practice every day with balls or even socks at home and use their dominant hand as the bat.
EMERGING SPORTS AND A LIFELONG LOVE OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ❤️🏓
We have lots of new equipment including table tennis tables, quidditch, four square, volleyball nets, strikeball nets and pickle ball bats.
The children are loving trying out all the new skills and last week and from KS1 have started to explore the different skills needed to progress through the stages of STRIKEBALL. This is our new exciting game that involves speed, acceleration, agility and coordination.
ACTIVE MATHS INTERVENTION
Some of our Year 1 pupils have been taking part in maths intervention and what better way to do than ACTIVELY 🎾🏃♂️🏃♀️🏏🏓⚽️
We have been working on addition, subtraction and number bonds and using all our PE equipment in a fun and exciting way.
We have had so much fun 🌟
ORIENTEERING 🗺 🧭
This term our Year 5 children have been orienteering. They have learnt lots of new skills as well as working hard to get the blood pumping and push themselves physically.
They have worked together as a team brilliantly and shown lots of competitiveness and drive to win when completing the course.
Well done Year 5 👍🏻
During our lockdown 2021 Miss Boyle is providing weekly plans for every class to do at home.
Also lots of fun challenges for the whole family, focusing on our fundamental movement skills and our ABC's ( Agility, Balance & Co-ordination).
We hope you all have fun as a family completing them and don't forget to send lots of pictures and videos into dojo.
LOCKDOWN PE FUN IN SCHOOL
As some of our pupils are in school every day we decided that along with our curriculum lessons, we would learn some new skills.
Our amazing staff members brought in bikes, balance bikes, scooters and even a pogo stick for our pupils to use. We had so many children master a new skill and start to develop a life long love of cycling and being active outside.
We learnt to skip individually and in groups and set challenges to our pupils at home. We loved watching their attempts at trying to beat our scores. We also encouraged children at home to get on their bikes and scooters and send their videos in to us. We explored speed stacking skills and had lots of competitive challenges, even against Miss Boyle.
Despite the cold weather, it was brilliant to be outside being active for so much of the day.
Well done everyone
Some of our Reception, Year 1 and Year 3 have been working so hard to improve their motor skills.
They have been having weekly sessions to improve their shoulder strength, their fundamental skills and their understanding of games and rules. We have had so much fun and the children have learnt so much.
We are really proud of them!
INTRA - HOUSE COMPETITION
We have completed our Dodgeball & Benchball Intra - House Competition and the results are in....
4th Place - Emerald
3rd Place - Diamond
2nd Place -Ruby
1st place WINNERS
This term Year 5 & 6 have been orienteering. They have learnt all about compass points, teamwork, map reading and how to navigate their way around the school.
They have really impressed us with their competitive spirit and their willingness to learn new skills.
PE Extracurricular Activities
8:15am – Dance & Sports club
3:10-4pm- Dance Troupe Practice
8:15am - Dance & Sports Club
3:10-4pm- Year 3 & 4 Sports Club
8:15am – Dance & Sports Club
3:10-4pm – Tag Rugby Year 5 & 6
WOW!! We have exciting news!!
Due to the success of our dance last year at OLSJ's 'Evening of Dance' we have been asked to open and close the Lancashire School Games BwD Dance Competion at OLSJ on Wednesday 3th April.
This is a huge honour as we will be representing all the Primary schools in Blackburn with Darwen. Our pupils have been practicing since December and we are so excited to show off our talents, our costumes and our brilliant dance!!
Good Luck everyone!
We are so proud of you!!
Blackburn with Darwen Gymnastics Competition
On Wednesday 13th February, 3 of our Year 3 & 4 children went down to St Bede's High School to take part in the Gymnastics Key Steps competition.
The children performed exciting Vault jumps and a floor and body management routine. The children had worked very hard for weeks practicing their sequences and did brilliantly on the day.
We were very proud of them!!
We have been very fortunate again for the 4th Year running to have professional dancer Dominique Boyle come in to our school to work with every class. The children absolutely love the sessions with her and its so nice to see everyone dancing and having fun. Dominique also came into school in February to work with our Dance Troupe and give them lots of tips and advice ready for our show at OLSJ in March.
Dominique studied at the Creative Academy in London for three years and has a dance degree.
Dominique reached the semi-finals of Got to Dance with her dance troupe ‘Academy of Base’.
Worked as backing dancer on Britains Got Talent.
Worked with Karlsruhe Weinhact Circus in Germany.
Danced at Iberostar Hotels Mallorca for 3 seasons.
Has worked in Bollywood in India for 6 months working with the most famous starts over there in films and music videos.
Danced in ‘Shaandar’ Bollywood Movie
Danced with the London Cheer leaders squad
Performed with the Angel dancers Bollywood Company
“I live to dance and want to travel the world doing what I love”. Dominique Boyle
On Tuesday 2nd April, 11 of our year 5 & 6 pupils will travel to Blackburn Rugby Club to take part in the BwD Tag Rugby Festival.
Good Luck Everyone.
In November 18, 6 of our pupils travelled to St Bedes High School with Miss Boyle and Mrs Crossland to compete in the BOCCIA league. All the children had a fantastic 2 days and made everyone here at SMSJ very proud. They played 10 games in total and won lots of them. Their behaviour was exceptional and they had lots and lots of fun. .
Well done everyone.
Change For Life
We loved having our parents & siblings into school to join our 'Family Change for life club'
We had so much fun working on our fitness & our skills & techniques and loved playing competitive games.
Well done to everyone!!