PE & Sports Premium

Evaluation of Primary Physical Education and Sport Premium Funding

Physical Education at Cockington Primary is valued for its unique contribution to developing children’s physical, social, interpersonal and emotional skills. It provides opportunities for children to be creative and competitive while learning to work with and respect others.

At Cockington Primary, we believe sport is important in school and in life.  Skills taught in this area are transferable and pupils are encouraged to value the benefit of competition and participation alongside the physical and mental health benefits of daily activity.  The children across our school develop confidence and competence in performing different skills and build a resilience to overcome challenges as they arise. As well as enjoyment and contributing towards a healthy lifestyle, sport teaches us how to win and more importantly how to lose. Each term, we have a ‘sport in focus’ across the whole school, with pupils in each year group developing age-appropriate skills within the sport.  This culminates in our termly sports festival, showcasing what the children have learnt. Our Sports festivals are real community experiences that parents, grandparents and pupils enjoy.

We value using our local environment at Cockington Primary and appreciate how lucky we are to live so close to the sea.  Ensuring we are helping our children to be safe within the local environment is important to us. This includes swimming lessons in year 4, top-up lessons in Year 6 and other activities such as ‘Surf Life Saving’, where we take a group of children to our local beach to learn valuable life lessons.

A positive attitude towards active lifestyles is promoted and we aim to introduce children to lifelong physical activity. Our aim is to provide the children with access to a range of extracurricular sporting clubs which accommodate a variety of interests such as football, dance and archery.  To enhance our extra-curricular experiences, we employ external sports coaches to ensure we are providing variety and expertise.  During the school day, we also provide opportunities for additional daily exercise, such as ‘Wake and Shake’ and a variety of physical games at lunchtimes.

Sport plays an important role in helping children to become robust learners who know how to react when things do not go to plan and how to support others to succeed. Industry and Commerce tell schools that education has to prepare children for a job market that needs flexibility and diverse skills. Sport helps us to do that.

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