Physical Education

At Quethiock C of E School, we believe that PE and Sport plays an integral part in supporting our children to challenge themselves.

It is the vision of the teaching team that our young children are constantly being driven to achieve their personal best. This valuable life skill has the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.

Over the course of each school year, we offer a number of different sports which have included; football, touch rugby, tennis, basketball, netball, tri-golf, athletics, dance, fencing, swimming, hockey and gymnastics. We often also include sports that pupils have shown a particular interest in, for example last year we ran a cheerleading club for KS2 pupils which was popular and lots of fun! The pupils who show talent and regularly attend the extra-curricular club training are picked to represent our school competitively in the ARENA sports festivals and leagues. In 2017/18, our netball team was unbeaten in our area and won the league.

PE in KS1

We focus on the children’s fundamental abilities, these cover the most important skills young children need to develop in order to progress onto more difficult skills later in their education; throwing, catching, controlling their own body weight and moving efficiently in a variety of ways including jumping, twisting, rolling etc.

PE in KS2

There is a focus on games and strategic skills. We bring in specialist coaches to develop quality skills in a range of sports. We build on the skills learnt each year as we make links between previous sports taught – the basic principles of attacking and defending remain particularly constant throughout all invasion team sports. As pupils move into Upper KS2, they are encouraged to develop leadership skills within sports. They are given training and opportunities to support PE events with KS1 children within the school and across the MAT.

Swimming

All pupils from Reception up, swim for five weeks every Summer Term at Lux park in Liskeard. It is expected that all pupils will be able to swim 25 metres unaided by the end of KS2, but many of our pupils exceed this by far. We believe that, living in a coastal area, this is a very important life skill and so invest time and money into this skill each year for all pupils.

PE Kit Expectations

Children are expected to have PE kit for all lessons. Their PE kit should consist of:

  • a bottle green t-shirt
  • black shorts
  • plimsolls or trainers.

We advise that children prepare for outdoor PE as we try to get outside whenever possible, sometimes in cold, damp weather. Pupils are allowed to wear plain black leggings or jogging bottoms if the weather is particularly cold.

PE Competition/Fixture Reports & Updates

At Quethiock we are members of the ARENA sports network and take part in a number of local competitions. We work with the local community to host and help to run the Quethiock Cross Country Race, which is open to pupils from other schools and running teams and is very well attended. We hold a sports day to conclude our year which parents are invited to then join us for a picnic on the field after the event. We aim to keep you updated with all our sporting news via via our Twitter & Facebook pages in addition to updates in our weekly school newsletter.

Following the announcement by the government in June 2013 that funding would be provided until 2020 to improve the provision of PE and Sport in Primary schools; we are committed to using the funding to develop high quality PE lessons, resources and opportunities for every child, across the curriculum and beyond.

How we are spending the money?

  • Extending School Sports co-ordinator role – extension of the PE Co-ordinator
  • Enhancing after school sports clubs by providing quality coaches to include clubs for all age groups
  • Improving % of children accessing sport
  • Offering a wider range of sports
  • PE Specialist teacher support for staff
  • ‘Buy in’ to ARENA sports network
  • Courses to support professional development
  • Resources to promote active playtimes and healthier choices
  • Improving and enhancing opportunities for inter and intra school competitions

Moving forward we plan to:

  • Provide continued professional development opportunities in school where needed
  • Plan for an extension of sports opportunities for next year
  • Continue to improve the skills of children across a range of sports
  • Identify gifted & talented children in sport and extend opportunities for them
  • Ensure 94% of children attend at least 1 after school club

PE and School Sport Action Plan Quethiock Primary School 2017-2018