At Colerne Church of England Primary School we aim to promote great physical development, however, we also value the importance of developing the whole child; their personal, social and creative skills are developed and taught throughout our Physical Education (PE) curriculum.
We believe that pupils should learn the value of healthy exercise, learn about themselves, their capabilities and their potential through an active PE curriculum. We provide opportunities for pupils to be imaginative, competitive and face up to different challenges as individuals, groups and teams.
Every child has an entitlement to PE and therefore we cater for a range of different abilities and needs by providing opportunities for every child to be challenged and experience success, this includes provision for our ‘Able and Interested’ children too.
We ensure the children receive a breadth and balance in PE provided through a focus on basic fundamental movements such as balance, ball skills and agility and a variety of activities. These include: invasion games (e.g. football, tag-rugby, handball, basketball and netball) gymnastics, dance, athletics, striking and fielding games (e.g. rounders and cricket) and net games (e.g. tennis). We also do outdoor and adventurous activities.
Throughout their time at school the children will develop knowledge of safety factors and an appreciation of the principals of safe practice and understand the contribution and benefits of taking part in physical activities to health and fitness.
We receive specific PE and School Sport Pupil Premium funding. Check out on our school website how we have spent this and the impact it is having for our children.
Swimming is part of the National Curriculum and an essential life skill. Children across KS1 and KS2 are invited to take part in swimming lessons during the year. We particularly target those children who are non-swimmers or lacking confidence in water so that, by the time they leave primary school, they can fulfil at least the minimum requirement and often exceed this with confidence. Lessons are provided at our local swimming pool and led by qualified swimming instructors. A contribution is sought to cover the cost of pool hire, instructors and lifeguards, and coach travel. We also encourage links with local swimming clubs and classes to further promote swimming opportunities.
After school clubs
We provide a variety of after school sports clubs, which are run by our teachers or specialist coaches, throughout the year. These include: hockey, football, Latin/line dancing, rounders, cricket, netball, tennis, gymnastics, tag-rugby, handball, country dancing, lacrosse, multi-sports and dodge ball. These clubs often change throughout the year dependent on our sporting calendar. We also proactively build links with other local clubs thereby further enhancing children’s sporting opportunities outside of school.
Intra and Inter sport
As a school we are very proud to be able to participate in sporting events and team game competitions, both within school and further afield. Colerne Church of England Primary School enters many tournaments and festivals throughout the year. These include: football, hockey, tag-rugby, netball, cricket, swimming galas, cross-country events, athletics, handball and lacrosse.
Wider school life
At Colerne Church of England School we have children who lead many aspects of PE. We have Huff and Puff play leaders at lunchtime, supporting a wide range of fun activities for the other children, we have children who help coach and lead certain activities within PE lessons and we have a Sports Council. It was the Sports Council, in partnership with our PE Subject leader, who submitted our successful bid for the Sports Kite Mark Gold Award which we were very proud to have been awarded for the past several years.