At St Meriadoc Junior Academy we wish to embed a life-long love of physical activity aiming to improve overall health and wellbeing as well as using PE as a tool to underpin the school’s Christian values, sporting values and disciplines. We believe that Physical Education should be experienced in a safe and supportive environment, where children have the opportunity to brighten their lights through the progression of skills and the development of their physical and emotional development. Further, by aiming to give each child the opportunity to let their lights shine at a variety of sporting events and competitions across the year inspiring them to succeed in Physical Education and develop life skills.
- Children will receive two lessons of high quality PE teaching per week.
- The long term PE planning sets out the units that are to be covered and ensures that the National Curriculum objectives are met.
- The Arena Schools scheme will be used to ensure consistency and progression through the year groups in each skill area.
- The school will offer a variety of afterschool sports clubs, or clubs that require physical activity, i.e. football, netball, biking, gardening.
- Specialist coaches will be invited to deliver training in some year groups, i.e. Cornish Pirates delivering rugby training in Year 5.
- Pupils from Year 5 and 6 are trained to become playground leaders and deliver engaging activities at break and lunchtimes to create an inclusive playground and the opportunity for pupils to try new skills.
- A small group of pupils from Year 6 will be appointed as Sports Leaders; they are trained and empowered to lead sports sessions in conjunction with the class teachers to build on their love of sports and develop their responsibility and confidence in leadership.
- Daily Fun Fit sessions for identified pupils to develop gross motor skills and balance and co-ordination.
- Four children from years 5 and 6 will attend specialist training at Camborne Science and International Academy to really develop their talent in this area.
- Each child will have been offered the opportunity to represent their school in a sporting event by the end of the academic year.
- Children in Year 5 will participate in 6 weeks of swimming lessons (Year 6 children who cannot currently swim 25 metres will also be offered this provision).
- Sports participation will be promoted throughout the school by celebrating children’s sporting successes both in and out of school.
- Active and healthy lifestyle choices will be encouraged, promoted and modelled by adults by observing dates in the sporting calendar such as taking part in Sports Relief, walk to school week and following the UEFA Women’s Euros.
- Children in year 5 and 6 will be offered the opportunity of a residential trip which will involve taking part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
"Let the wise hear and increase in learning…"
Proverbs 1:5 ESV