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.
The School Games Mark 2015-16
St Catherine's has shown commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education and has been awarded the Silver Games Mark.
Primary School Sport Premium
Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual census in January 2013. All schools with 17 or more primary aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Our school receives around £9,000 per school year.
Our focus this year has been on improving pupils performance in Gymnastics and Dance. 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 skills and to give all pupils confidence to swim 25 metres 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 and Gymnastics, 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 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.
Year 2 enjoy their gymnastic lessons with Mrs Gregory from Zero Gravity Gynmastics.
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.
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.
Year 3 have been keeping active with their Skip 2B Fit challenges. Each pupil achieved their own personal bests.
Year 5 have enjoyed 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.