At St Thomas More’s, we recognise that PE is a fundamental part of a child’s primary education, which aids them to lead a full healthy and active life. Through a variety of exciting and stimulating activities, we strive to enable pupils to realise their full potential, develop skills, improve core body strength, appreciate imaginative performance and promote an enthusiasm for lifelong activity and fitness. The winning PE Motto competition was ‘STM = Stay fit, Take exercise, Make meal healthy’. What great advice from Adam Kelly Y4!
We teach Gymnastics, dance and Kidnetics in the school hall. Meanwhile, all other areas of PE are taught on the school field of play grounds. In both key stages there is a long-term plan ensuring a broad coverage of all aspects of PE. This includes Kidnetics, games, gymnastics, dance, athletics, swimming and outdoor and adventurous activities.
We have used our Sports Premium Funding to employ a sports coach to support our staff in the delivery of the curriculum. We have seen a great increase in the enjoyment and motivation of the children, and the coaches are great positive role models.
We take part in regular sports festivals and competitions, which allow our children the experience of competing against other children at different venues around South Yorkshire. This year, we have taken part in over festivals ranging from athletics, basketball to swimming. We are always really proud of all of children when representing our school community. Please look at events page for more details.
During the summer term, we hold a sports day. During this great event both key stages and FS2 join together to represent a country. The children take part in activities which includes and values all children. Parents have also been known to come along and join in!
This year we have tried hard to offer a wide variety of extra-curricular activities which include Archery, Cheerleading, Dodgeball and Multi-sports. With the help from the School Council, we have been able to offer clubs that are requested by the pupils. We aim to offer an engaging and progressive range of sporting clubs, and we ask for parent’s comments and views by sending home questionnaires.
Sainsbury's School Games Mark
The Sainsbury's School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme which reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school. OfSTED use the Mark award as part of their inspection framework and schools can use it as a development tool.
We have been successful in achieving the Sainsbury's School Games Mark: Silver Level Award! We have met criteria which including ensuring high percentages of our school community are involved in lunchtime clubs, after school clubs, a wide range of competitions/festivals and that we offer leadership opportunities for children. We recognise that PE is a fundamental part of a child’s primary education, which aids them to lead a full healthy and active life.
Through a variety of exciting and stimulating activities, we strive to enable pupils to realise their full potential, develop skills, improve core body strength, appreciate imaginative performance and promote an enthusiasm for lifelong activity and fitness. Thanks to everyone who has helped to get out PE and Sport provision to this recognised level! Lets keep it up :)
Click here to view archived reports from PE events.