We are a leading member of our local school sports cluster and as such, participate in a wide range of inter-school events. We aspire to encourage children to participate in physical activity at both school and at home. Extra-curricular sporting achievements are shared and celebrated in school. We are developing strong links with local sports clubs and establishments in order to help us promote physical activity outside of school.
Our team of teachers and visiting coaches are deployed across a range of sports with skills progression tuition to ensure pupils are well prepared and confident to take part in competition and festivals. We encourage children to adopt healthy lifestyles by funding swimming opportunities for the whole school every year and providing access to a range of after school clubs from Monday to Thursday.
PE in KS1
We focus on the children’s fundamental abilities, these are referred to as the ABC’s (Agility, Balance and Coordination). The ABC’s cover the most important skills young children need to develop in order to progress onto more sport specific 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
PE focus moves towards games and the sport specific skills required. We focus on a type of game each term i.e. Invasion games, Net or Wall Games, Striking and Fielding games, Dance, Gymnastics and Athletics.
Alongside simply teaching a sport like football or netball, we incorporate a range of activities to develop the required skills, so that the pupils develop an understanding that the core principles of attacking and defending remain particularly constant throughout all invasion team sports.
PE Kit Expectations
Children are expected to have PE kit for all lessons. Their PE kit should consist of:
- White t-shirt
- Black shorts
- Plimsolls or trainers.
We advise that children prepare for outdoor PE as we try to get outside whenever possible, even in cold, damp weather. Therefore, it may be advisable to also include:
- Sport Waterproof jacket
- Black tracksuit bottoms
- Spare sweatshirt
- Spare socks
PE Competition/Fixture Reports & Updates
At Camelford we are active within local competitions and have a desire to promote even more opportunities for all children. We attend a variety of competitive and participatory events locally and County wide. We run our own end of year sports day across two competitions at each Key Stage to conclude our year of sport.
We aim to keep you updated with all things sport and PE via our Facebook page in addition to our school newsletter