Stop comparing yourself to other players.  Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses.  You need all YOURS to reach your full potential.” – Unknown

The INTENT of participating in PE at Clearwell

PE is not all about winning at Clearwell, we endeavour to teach our pupils about showing good sportsmanship and the importance of fair play.  We want everyone to participate in lessons; enjoy the activities provided; and to improve their own personal fitness and ability.  In order to achieve these we offer a range of sports and activities, these include archery, kurling tennis, fitness badminton, dodgeball, endball, netball, gymnastics, dance, kwik cricket, athletics, swimming, outdoor pursuits and table tennis.  Some of these activities are offered as clubs, others as core PE lessons.  In addition to this, we make skipping ropes and hula hoops available to all pupils during their break times as it encourages fitness.

As a small school it can be challenging to get a team together which meets the requirements of the competitions.  To overcome this we work with the organisers and enter School Games competitions for the sports we can, these include kurling, gymnastics, archery and athletics. We believe that it is important for pupils to learn to lose and win with grace. By being part of this we have been awarded the School Games Gold Award for 2021/22.

How PE is taught at Clearwell (Implementation)

  • PE is taught by a specialist PE teacher, class teachers with support from a TA
  • School staff receives professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them to teach PE confidently.
  • Every child has at least two hours of PE, including outdoor activity such as Welly Walk per week.
  • Pupils are taught in groups and we make use of our garden, the church gardens, the village hall, village playing fields and surrounding fields in our locality.
  • All pupils will participate in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
  • All pupils are taught to swim from Reception to year 6

The IMPACT of learning PE at Clearwell

  • Pupils will enjoy PE and want to participate eagerly in sport with positive attitudes
  • Pupils are inspired to participate in sports outside of school
  • Pupils make positive choices relating to healthy lifestyles and eating
  • Pupils show good sportsmanship in and out of school sports activities
  • Pupils can remain physically active for sustained periods of time and an understanding of this in promoting long-term health and well-being.
  • Pupils will improve the skills identified in the National Curriculum