At St Joseph's, we are passionate about sport and we ensure that the Physical Education provision is broad and balanced throughout both Key Stages. The children have access to 2 hours of high quality Physical Education weekly, following the national curriculum and covering the four main areas of PE: games, dance, gymnastics and athletics. Within PE lessons, there is a focus on the 3 Fundamental Movement Skills; agility, balance and co-ordination. Year 3 also attend weekly swimming lessons for the whole academic year. In addition to this, we offer a range of after school sports clubs, including: Dodgeball, Athletics, Multi-skills, Football, Taekwondo, Netball and Cricket.
We use The Way, the Truth and The Life for our RE teaching. It begins in Reception and goes through to Year 6. It is broken into 6 topics across the year. We also teach other major faiths across the school in Multi-Faith weeks that reflect the diverse world in which the children live. We have daily Collective Worship; Whole School Assemblies on Monday and Friday mornings, class based Collective Worship on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. We use the 'Pray Together' resource by Pat Ainge for our class based worship. We have regular whole school masses and each class celebrates an intimate class mass each term.
We learn French in KS2 following the Wakefield Scheme of Work. We begin in Year 3 with numbers, greetings and topics such as days of the week and colours, through to Year 6 where we learn about places in a town and directions. Children are also introduced to French culture and traditions.
The school follows the New Curriculum 2014 and the the long term plans outline what subjects are taught and when.