Cornwall Cross Country Qualifiers
Wow!! Just wow!!
What an event we had on the last day of term over at Wadebridge Secondary School. Never in all the years that I have been involved in this event have I seen so much rain come down and so quickly. This resulted in a muddy, cold and exciting event.
However, this did not limit our amazing team from showing what they are made of in this huge event. Pupils from Years 3,4,5, and 6 took part with nearly 100 pupils from each year group from across North Cornwall. Mrs Smith and Miss Archer clearly coached our team well as we celebrated a top 5 finish in Year 5, a top 20 in Year 6, a top 20 in Year 4 and 2 top 20 finishes in Year 3.
This really is a credit to our school and shows the impact that our clubs are having in developing our aspiring athletes to take part in competitive sport at a county level.
I would like to congratulate the pupils on dealing with some truly horrific weather conditions and also thank the parents who took the team to Wadebridge and also braved the conditions.
Camelford Primary School Football Club
We had our first entry into the ESFA Open Cup in October and I was really impressed with the commitment, attitude and resilience of our team at this event.
The team played well and fought against some widely experienced teams from schools across the county. The team made significant improvements as they moved from game to game. The players kept there chins up despite some errors and now have some serious experience under their belts ready for further competitions coming up, including our very own tournamnet against the cluster schools in December.
I would like to personally congratulate both the players and thank the parents who took the team to Wadebridge. We simply could not participate in events like thos without your continued support.
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