Physical Education

PE at Grade Ruan C of E Primary School

 ‘Healthy bodies, active minds; fitness for life’. 

 Intent

Our aims are: 

  • Increase the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity.
  • Raise the profile of PE and sport across the whole school community.
  • Increase staff skills in a range of sporting activities.
  • Offer a broad sporting experience.
  • Increase participation in competitive sport in inter and intra schools events.

As part of a coastal county as well as one with a strong sporting heritage, the Southerly Point Co-Operative Trust engages all pupils in adventurous, cultural, creative and traditional sporting opportunities. Our PE curriculum covers 12 sporting disciplines each year and extends these pathways with extra curricula clubs, community links and competition pathways.

 Implementation

Our KS2 PE curriculum offers in excess of two hours of PE each week and KS1 complete two hours. Pupils engage in blocks of sailing, swimming, dance, gym, team and individual sports as well as offsite enrichment days and school camp. We focus on developing enjoyment and confidence through enabling pupils to recognise and celebrate their achievements and encourage their appetite for new challenges. We develop fundamental skills to transfer between sports and nurture valuable life skills in working successfully towards personal goals, group work and leadership responsibilities. A combination of these key beliefs, an enthusiastic staff team, a PE specialist and a county full of opportunity ensures we offer sporting pathways for every pupil to take on into the future.

Pupils in Years 5 and 6 take part in weekly sailing run by the "CST" (Children’s Sailing Trust), in the summer term and first half of the autumn term.  We are very fortunate that our children are able to take part in this fantastic learning opportunity.

Learning to swim is essential for our children, living near the coast and spending so much of their leisure time on the beach and in boats. Swimming for the all year groups takes place in either the summer term or first half of the autumn term. We swim at our local holiday park 'Sea Acres', who offer sole use of the pool as a gesture of community spirit; 2 lifeguards are also provided.

Curriculum PE sessions are held twice a week with our PE Specialist and the class teachers.

Please see the links for our current Sports Premium Statement and information from the previous year.

 

Impact

These are the essential skills of a sports person that we aim to develop whilst at Grade Ruan School:-

• The ability to acquire new knowledge and skills exceptionally well and develop an in-depth understanding of PE.

• The willingness to practise skills in a wide range of different activities and situations, alone, in small groups and in teams and to apply these skills in chosen activities to achieve exceptionally high levels of performance.

• High levels of physical fitness.

• A healthy lifestyle, achieved by eating sensibly, avoiding smoking, drugs and alcohol and exercising regularly.

• The ability to remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of the importance of this in promoting long-term health and well-being. 

• The ability to take the initiative and become excellent young leaders, organising and officiating, and evaluating what needs to be done to improve, and motivating 

and instilling excellent sporting attitudes in others. 

• Exceptional levels of originality, imagination and creativity in their techniques, tactics and choreography, knowledge of how to improve their own and others’ 

performance and the ability to work independently for extended periods of time without the need of guidance or support.

• A keen interest in PE. A willingness to participate eagerly in every lesson, highly positive attitudes and the ability to make informed choices about engaging fully in extra-curricular sport.

• The ability to swim at least 25 metres before the end of Year 6 and knowledge of how to remain safe in and around water. 

Sailing
We are lucky enough to be able to take our children sailing on the Helford River with the Children's Sailing Trust.  A fantastic charitable organisation, founded nearly 20 years ago, to ensure that as many local children as possible have the opportunity to learn to sail.  
Bikeability

The children in Year's 5 & 6 are instructed in cycling every year.  Bikeability is underpinned by the National Standard for cycle   training, a government-recognised set of principles. This  programme is an improved, updated and more relevant  version of the old cycling proficiency scheme.  The aim is for the year 5's to complete level one and the year 6's to complete their level 2.

 

Swimming
We are lucky enough to be able to use the pool facilities at Sea Acres Holiday Park, Kennack with each class receiving weekly swimming lessons for half a term.