PE & Sport

We are very proud of the provision that we make for PE and Sport at our school. In PE and Sport we strongly believe in three things:

a) Participation

b) Competition

c) Sportsmanship

All of the children at our school receive two hours of PE a week during lesson time. Lessons are generally taught by the child’s teacher but specific aspects of the school curriculum will be taught by specialist teachers, for example swimming.

During the course of the year PE lessons will include athletics, multi-skills, gymnastics, games, dance, outdoor adventurous activities and swimming.

The majority of PE lessons will take place in our well-equipped school hall, although as appropriate the school playground, school field and the swimming pool will also be used.

In addition to PE lessons there are numerous clubs that children can join. Clubs are held before and after school. While through the year there are clubs for all of the year groups the majority of the clubs will be for the children in Year 3 and Year 4.

Our school clubs are very popular and in the year 2015 to 2016 76% of all of the children at our school attended one or more of our school sports clubs. In Year 3 and Year 4 94% of the children attended one or more of our school sports clubs.

Clubs are run by school staff, coaches from 1610 (Multi-Skills Club, Fundamentals Club, Dance Club and Gymnastics Club) and specialist coaches (Tennis). All of the clubs at school are free.

We are a member of the West Somerset Sports Association. This means that we get lots of opportunities to take part in inter-school competitions. During the football, catchball and cricket seasons, all of the children who attend these clubs take it in turns to represent the school in matches against Cutcombe First School, Timberscombe First School, St Dubricius First School, St Michael’s First School and Minehead First School on Friday evenings.

The West Somerset Association also holds end of season galas for Football (end of spring term), Catchball (end of summer term) and Area Sports (end of summer term) where eleven schools from all over West Somerset take part.

We also hold our own sports day during the last few weeks of the summer term. This is a very popular event with all of the children at school taking part and a multitude of parents and carers coming along to watch. Each year our sports day has a theme and in 2016 it was the Olympics in Rio.

The Year 4 children help to organise and manage our sports day. They help plan the events and during the afternoon work as track helpers and marshals.

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