St Mary and St Joseph'sRoman Catholic Primary SchoolBeing different, belonging together in the family of God


Welcome toSt Mary and St Joseph'sRoman Catholic Primary SchoolBeing different, belonging together in the family of God




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. 



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. 



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Some of our Year 1 pupils have been taking part in maths intervention and what better way to do than ACTIVELY πŸŽΎπŸƒ‍β™‚οΈπŸƒ‍β™€οΈπŸπŸ“βš½οΈ

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 🌟


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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 πŸ‘πŸ»

Motor Skills


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!



We have completed our October 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.




Year 5 Orienteering






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


Get fit  
Make friends 
Have Fun


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 
Netball League 2


Congratulations to our superstar netball team who played in the BwD netball league at Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre .

They were superb throughout the year, and won every game and won the League! They all got a lovely shiny medal and were so excited to be crowned champions.
We are so proud of their efforts and can’t wait for the BwD tournament in May.
Well done to the team.










2018/19 Netball Team

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!!

Well Done. 

Gymnastics Team

Dance, dance, dance.

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



Tag Rugby

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.


In November/December 2018, 30 of our pupils from R-Year 6 took part in a 5 week yoga block with a yoga specialist Tessa Clemson. They learnt all about mindfulness and the different poses and techniques used in Yoga and learnt how to control their breathing. The children loved it and we were very impressed with their mature approach to the sessions.

Tessa Clemson Yoga


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!!

Below is a list of all the clubs, competitions and activities that we have taken part in this school year.

Here is our Curriculum Map and information about what each class will be doing this yeas in PE