Cherry and Willow classes enjoyed celebrating National School Swim Day with Jane Hushon, owner of Swim Devon at the Cranford Club.
Lots of water confidence building in an environment of fair competition.
New half term our PE lessons!
Year 3 Cherry and 4 Willow having enjoyed cricket the last half term (Strike and Fielding Game),  have now started to learn to play High 5 Netball the junior pathway to Netball. (An Invasion Game)
I was so impressed with Year 3 (Cherry Class) who by the end of the first lesson could cross with their partner, moving the ball with super catches and good footwork.
Year 5 Maple and 6 Beech have begun a series of lesson om another Invasion Game, Tag Rugby. We have a beautiful Autumn  afternoon on the field and worked on how to hold, pass and run with a Tag rugby ball.
Year 1 and 2 Sycamore and Rowan,  were in the hall exploring the fundamentals of Stability,  which we are working on as we begin to explore our gymnastics curriculum. Some super balances from both classes. 
Welcome to Physical Education at St. Joseph's!
We have had a great start to the new term. 
Years 1, 2, 5 and 6 have all enjoyed a Sherborne Developmental Movement session. (SDM).
Sherborne Movement helps you ,"feel at home", in your body and develop relationships. It's also lots of fun!
Years 3 and 4 have been working with a professional cricket coach from Devon Cricket - Sophie Whitlock. We developed our batting skills this week.
 We have moved onto bowling,  looking out for the straight arm compared to our bent throwing arm!
 Last week of cricket with Sophie Whitlock, professional cricket coach form Devon Cricket. We have improved our skills, bowling, batting, fielding and team work. . After School Cricket club have cricket teas to celebrate.
Year 5 and 6 have been developing their High 5 Netball skills. We have new netballs and post are on their way.
Year 1 and 2 have been working on throwing to a target and starting to play small games. They have enjoyed some cricket theme target practice too.
PE Kits
Please can you help your child to ensure they have their PE kit in school.
The PE lessons with me are on the following days but the children will also do PE on other days with their class teacher.
Tuesday: Cherry and Willow 
Wednesday: Maple and Beech
Thursday: Rowan and Sycamore
The best plan is to keep the PE kit in school all week. 
This can be tricky and expensive if you attend clubs outside school. I heard a good tip this week to save buying 2 pairs of trainers. It's to keep your trainers in your school bag so they can go home and come back each night and leave shorts and T shirt in your PE bag on your peg,
What is our PE kit?
  • Black shorts, a plain white T shirt and trainers. When the weather turns you can add tracksuit bottoms to the bag as we will do some PE outside.
Keep on running at Running Club on Fridays after school.
After School Clubs
Please check this page for information about the PE After School Clubs
New for this term - Yoga on Thursdays 3.30pm to 4.45pm
This is a new club held at AYE’s Shala, 5 minutes walk from school. We will explore yoga postures, developing flexibility, relaxation and mindfulness in a calm purpose built space. Please indicate if this would be something your child would benefit from in order to help me allocate places. If it is oversubscribed we will look at more provision or running further courses.
The club will run on the following dates: 9th. 16th, 23rd,30th November and the 8th December
New for this term - High 5 Netball Club - on Wednesdays after school 3.30 - 4.30 pm 

Please meet in the hall to change, when your teacher has released you. I would recommend track suit bottoms and a top as we will be outside if it is not raining.

Check out for some great High 5 Netball tips!

Events this half term with the Exmouth Learning Community, supported by Dartmoor School Sports Partnership. (November to December)
Monday 13th November High 5 Netball Competition ECC Netball Courts Year 5&6 2- 4pm
Friday 24th November Aesthetics Festival  Key Stage 1 - morning at ECC
Friday 24th November Dance Festival Key Stage 2 - afternoon ECC
Friday 1st December Primary Inclusion Festival 9.30 - 12 noon Kings School
Cross country at Bicton on Tuesday 10th October 
4pm - 6pm
Please note that this event is taking place at Bicton Arena NOT Bicton College as in previous years.
The Link is below
 Well done to the 25 children who competed in this event it was a very challenging course!
We had some outstanding results:
1st in Year 3&4 Boys race
9th in Year 3&4 Girls race
2nd in Year 5&6 Boys race
2nd and 10th in Year 5&6 Girls race
Cricket Club
Tuesdays: starting the 19th September 3.30 to 4.30pm
Then on the following Tuesdays:26th September, 3rd, 10th, 17th October.
Running Club 
Fridays: starting the 22nd September 3.30 - 4.45pm
Then on the following Fridays: 29th September, 6th, 13th, 20th October 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th November, 1st, 8th, 15th December.
 Any questions please catch me in school or email me -  - with thanks Mrs Turner
Year 5&6 High 5 Netball Festival 
Super squad of 7
Events this half term with the Exmouth Learning Community, supported by Dartmoor School Sports Partnership (September to October)
Friday 29th September 9.30 - 12.00 EEC  Tennis Centre - Sports Hall Athletics Year 5&6 - A team of 12 have been invited to attend. Fantastic team spirit at this event. So proud of this team!
Monday 2nd October 4 - 5.30pm ECC Sports Hall -  Hi 5 Netball Festival  - A team of 7 have been invited to attend. Great team work at this event. many very keen to compete at the next event.
Tuesday 10th October 4 - 6pm Bicton-  Cross Country Competition - letters given out at Running club on Friday but all welcome. Ask Mrs Turner for a form to complete to enter. If you want to run you can!
And we did run- wow see the results above!!!!!
Monday 16th October 4 -5.30 pm  ECC - High 5 Netball Festival Year 3 &4 - 2 teams were selected but the event was cancelled due to the weather it will be rearranged.
Thursday 19th October 9.30 to 3pm Year 5&6 -  E D GO Ride Cycling Competition - talk to Mrs Turner if you are interested. Sadly we can't attend as Year 6 are on a residential and Year 5 have an event planned on this date. Next year for this one! 
Year 5&6 Sports Hall Athletics 
Fantastic effort from our team of 12