We are an active member of our local sports alliance and as such, participate in
a huge number of inter-school events.Extra curricular sporting endeavours are shared and celebrated in school. Good links with local sports clubs help us promote physical activity outside of school.
Our team of teachers and coaches are deployed across a range of sports with
skills tuition to ensure pupils are well prepared and confident to take part in
competition. We encourage children to adopt healthy lifestyles by funding swimming lessons for the whole school every year and by buying school PE Kits for all children.
We focus on the children’s fundamental abilities, these are often 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
difficult 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.
Focus moves towards games. We focus on a type of game per term i.e. Invasion Games, Net/Wall Games, Striking/Fielding games, Dance/Gymnastics and Athletics. Instead of teaching a sport like football or netball, we use a range of sports to cover a topic, during our Invasion scheme of work we will use football, Tag Rugby, Hockey, Netball & Basketball where necessary – the basic principles of attacking and defending remain particularly constant throughout all invasion team sports.
Children are expected to have PE kit for all lessons. Their PE kit should consist of:
We advise that children prepare for outdoor PE as we try to get outside whenever possible, sometimes in cold, damp weather.
At St. Issey we are active within local competitions, we attend a variety of competitive and participatory events locally and County wide. We run our own end of Year sports day to conclude our year of sport. We also attend an annual event called the Trevictus Games for children with additional learning. We aim to keep you updated with all things sport and PE via our Facebook page in addition to our school newsletter.