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PE, Health and School Sport

 

Launceston Area Cross Country Race 2017

We has a great turn out from KS2 for the Launceston area cross country race.

The elements were against them, but they all showed great spirit and determination to run their fastest time. Well done to Yr6 girls. The race consisted of over half of you!
  

 

Winners of the Argyle Community Football Competition 2017

Despite the high temperatures, the team put in an excellent performance that included lots of skill and determination. With only one defeat early on to Lewannick they went on to win the cup. Well done boys.

At St. Catherine's we aim to support excellence in PE through promoting healthy active lifestyles, engaging in competitive activities and developing determination to excel in a broad range of school sports.

Primary School Sport Premium

 
Our focus this year will be on improving pupils performance in Games, attacking and defending and the tactics needed to win a game. Staff have worked alongside coaches from Plymouth Argyle Community Sports, gaining extra subject knowledge and CPD in Multi-Skills, Tag Rugby, Basketball, Athletics, Tennis and Football. We have employed swimming coaches from the Phoenix Leisure Centre to improve swimming, to give all pupils confidence to swim 25 metres and to be able to use life saving skills by the end of Year 6. Staff have attended swimming courses to refresh their subject knowledge. The funding has also provided extra provision in the teaching and learning of Dance, providing staff with the opportunity to become more confident and competent within their own teaching. We are SLA members of the Sports Partnership ARENA, which has provided ongoing professional development. Our sports partnership with Launceston College has given pupils opportunities to attend festivals and tournaments with other local schools

Our PE Curriculum

A wide range of PE is delivered to the pupils at St. Catherine's. The 6 areas of PE; Games, Athletics, Gymnastics, Dance, Swimming and Outdoor and Adventurous Activities are taught by our class teachers and sports coaches.We are committed to continual professional development, enhancing teachers' skills in delivering the PE curriculum. Assessing becomes an integral part of our PE lessons, allowing pupils a developing progression in skills. Staff training takes place in school and through attending courses run by our Sports Partnership ARENA.
 
 

PE Coaches

PE coaches are employed to work alongside our teachers to enhance our PE curriculum. They bring a skilled enthusiasm to our lessons, while providing CPD for our staff.
  
Mrs Mann is teaching children to express themselves through dance. Year 5 are learning a routine to show The Great Fire of London.
 
 

Healthy and Active Lifestyles

Pupils at St Catherine's are made aware and encouraged to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. We promote this through our PE curriculum and through cross-curricular links with other subjects.  
Healthy Schools Day 
Smoothies in Year 2
Skip 2B Fit- Inter-house Skip 2B Fit challenges take place to improve fitness and stamina. Pupils have fun challenging themselves and each other to beat their own personal scores. The scores have been used during Maths lessons to work out the winning house team. 
We have been keeping active with Skip 2B Fit challenges. Each pupil achieved  their own personal bests.   
All pupils are enjoying The Jump Start Jonnys Wake and Shake everyday and have created their own.
 

Bikeability- Pupils at St Catherine's are encouraged to learn to ride their bikes safely on the road. They are made aware of the benefits of how cycling can be part of a healthy and active lifestyle, whilst having fun.

After 5 weeks of facing the elements and plenty of practice, we have all passed at either level 1 or 2.

We are all very proud of ourselves.

Bikeability- Year 5 and 6 children are learning to ride their bikes and be safe on the road.
 
Sport and Playground Leaders
Year 6 pupils have trained to become Sports and Playground leaders. They have planned, organised and led a sports event for Year 3 pupils from St Catherine's and other local schools.
 
Training to become Playground Leaders 
 

After School Clubs

We aim to promote and encourage a growing love of sport. We provide 5 after school sports clubs and participate in matches, competitions and festivals with other local schools.

Monday- Plymouth Argyle

Wednesday- KS1 Get Moving with Mrs Warner

Wednesday- Year 4,5 and 6 football

Gymnastics with coaches from Zero Gravity 

 

Yr's 3 and 4 are having great fun learning Gymnastics with Mrs Gill.

Dance with Mrs Mann linked to Inspire topics 

Games with Plymouth Argyle

Swimming at Phoenix Leisure Centre 

Year 5 celebrated their swimming achievements with a gala at the end of their 10 week block of lessons.

All children took part in 25m, 10m and team relay races.

Our Sporting Success

Now that the football and rugby season is over, children from St Catherine's were honored at their respect end of year presentations.

 

St Catherine's netball team came 2nd in the North Cornwall heat of the  Launceston Area Primary Sports competition.

They progressed to the North Cornwall finals in Bude where they achieved a very respectable 6th.

 

 

Tag Rugby Tournament 2016

St Catherine's Tag Rugby team recently won the Launceston area Tag Rugby Tournament. They showed great team spirit.

 

Saffy trains and competes with Launceston Club. On 8th November she took part in the Cornwall Dragons open meet in Bodmin. She obtained 3 Personal Bests in 50m butterfly, 50m breaststroke and 50m freestyle.

 

 

Joe trains with Tavistock Athletic Club. On Sunday 15th November, he took part in the Devon County Athletics Competition. He won 3 gold medals in the sprint, hurdles and vertical jump.

 

Joe recently went to the Devon Indoor Athletic meet. Running for Devon, once again he won 3 gold medals.

 

Head of School:
Mrs Louise Hussey
Address:
Moorland Road,
Launceston, Cornwall,
PL15 7HX, England.
Email:
stcatherines@andaras.org
Telephone:
01566 772198

An Daras Multi Academy Trust

Diary Dates

20 Dec 2017 - Last Day of Autumn Term
04 Jan 2018 - Staff Training Days - No Pupils
08 Jan 2018 - First Day Back Spring Term
09 Feb 2018 - Last Day of Spring First Half Term
19 Feb 2018 - Back to School Spring Second Half
29 Mar 2018 - Break for Easter Holidays
16 Apr 2018 - Start of Summer Term

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