We aim to give children a wide experience of sporting activities and devise programmes that develop associated skills and meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. We use Cambridgeshire SoW for Physical Education, which has been produced to support the planning and delivery of National Curriculum Physical Education as a response to the 2014 review. It is about teaching PE in a way that engages and challenges EVERY child in primary school.
Cambridgeshire SoW involves both ‘learning to move’ (i.e. becoming more physically competent) and ‘moving to learn’ (e.g. learning through movement, a range of skills and understandings beyond physical activity, such as co-operating with others). The context for the learning is physical activity, with children experiencing a broad range of activities, including reocognisable sporting applications, swimming, OAA and dance. The notion of ‘learning to move; moving to learn’ underpins a high-quality Physical Education curriculum and aims to support staff to deliver consistently high quality Physical Education lessons.
The school has good facilities for sport development, with a football pitch, athletics field, a MUGA (multi-use ground area), netball court and other hard play areas. All children in Year 5 take part in a 3 week swimming programme led by swimming coaches at the Marjons.
We regularly have access to quality coaching as part of the Plymouth Schools Sports Partnership and have links with Marjons. Talented children are directed to outside clubs and avenues for further development.
The schools regularly enter competitions and are represented in area leagues.