The School Games Mark is an awards scheme which rewards schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school. It is structured in to four unique levels of activity: intra-school, inter-school, festivals, and the School Games themselves. It aims to provide opportunities in non competitive and competitive level and prides itself on being inclusive to all.
In 2014-15 & 2015-16 Staplegrove Church School has achieved the Gold Kitemark award.
The Government gives each primary school ring-fenced money to improve PE within their school. At Staplegrove Church School we will receive £9,190 this academic year. The money will be used to improve PE and sport provision in our school.
To decide where this money is best spent, we initially identified the areas of development across the school. A plan was then written to highlight the areas of need; improvements required; the cost implication and the impact of these changes.
This Government funding is not guaranteed to continue, so we have chosen to spend this funding each years on resources that will allow us to sustain the appropriate provision, should the funding no longer be made available to us.
Our philosophy in PE is to give all children the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in success PE, sport and life.
We use the 'Create Development' PE programme as one of the methods of delivery within our school and also offer children opportunities in gymnastics, dance, outdoor adventurous activities and athletics. In years 2, 3 and 4 also children access of a term swimming at King's College.
All children have access to 2 high quality PE sessions a week. Our lessons are based around physical literacy and are delivered alongside other learning skills such as; health and fitness, cognitive, creative, social and personal skills. This enables our children to not only develop their fundamental movement ability, but allows them to make links between PE and their other learning.
In Upper Key Stage 2 children are given the opportunity to practise gameplay, rules and strategy in football, tag rugby, netball, cricket and rounders. These skills are essential to their understanding of sport and allow them to have the opportunity to participate competitively representing the school.
Inter Sport Activities
This academic year, as a school we have entered lots of sports competitions both non-competitively and competitively.
All children, from reception to year 6, are given the opportunity to take part in festivals alongside other primary schools in the area. These are enjoyable, non-competitive sessions with a variety of themes. They include; multi-skills; net and wall; invasion games; orienteering; striking and fielding and leadership.
Central Venue League
As a school we have entered a variety of Central Venue League tournaments and friendlies this year. The children use their sports knowledge and teamwork skills learnt in curriculum lessons and lunchtime clubs to compete against other school teams in the area. Sports are chosen based on the children's interests and are well represented.
This year we have extended our range of events and these include:
Sports Activities at Staplegrove
Our goal is to help children to lead a healthy, active lifestyle that will become part of their everyday life. We want to inspire children to participate in sport and games to develop their fundamental skills and increase their confidence and competency levels. We offer this in many ways throughout the school such as good quality PE sessions, active after-school clubs and inter and intra house competitions.
Intra Sport Activities
We have used part of our sports funding to provide all children with more intra-sport opportunities throughout the year. This is provided for all children from Reception to Year 6 and gives children awareness of competition, sportsmanship, a knowledge of a variety of sports and how to work as a team.
All children take part and represent their house team in modified activities throughout the two day event which culminates in a presentation assembly where the winning team is announced. Everyone is encouraged to demonstrate good sportsmanship and effort is praised.
After School Activities
At Staplegrove we offer a wide range of sporting opportunities based on the children's interests. These change on a termly, or half termly basis and are available for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
We encourage all children to participate and have developed local club links to encourage children to continue to access sports that engage them once our club has ended. Children have enjoyed; multi-sports, gymnastics, football, tag rugby, netball, archery and fencing so far this year, with more exciting clubs to come in the Summer Term!
As part of Health Week the children have taken part in lots of School Games activities, today we had our first try at Golf and some Archery! It was great!
Key Stage 2 Sports Day
Another great morning for the Key Stage 2 Sports Day.
Key Stage 1 Sports Day
A very hot morning, but a great way to start the day. The children had a great time. Thank you to all the parents for coming to support. Well done Key Stage 1 another great Sports Day!
Cherry class had a great afternoon practising some Invasion Games with Mr Tremain
16 children went to represent Staplegrove in the annual Quadkids competition and put in some excellent team and individual performances.
Spring Intrasports- March 2017
The football team put in a fantastic last performance of the year with a win over Trull 3-1, with George Scoring 2 goals followed by a 3-0 win over Wiveloscombe, with another goal by George and Josh and Tommy. After a closely matched third game they missed out in the last few minutes to Wellesley Park 2-1.
Well done to all those involved!
Key Steps Gymnastics
We had a great time at our first Key Steps Gymnastics Competition. The children were amazing and an absolute credit to the school. Well done you were fantastic!
Dodgeball got off to a good start this morning with Mr Tremain from Premier Sport.
Change 4 Life
Our Young Leaders started their first Change4Life club this week, with 12 Year 3 and 4 girls taking part in a Gymnastics club to prepare them for a Key Steps Gymnastics competition next month.
Well done to all those who braved the weathers to take part in the individual 1400 metres Cross Country on Monday afternoon.
What a fabulous effort by all, special mentions to George Tanton who finished in an amazing fifth place our first Staplegrove runner home, followed by Zach Stone who finished 18th and Jack Walker in 20th. Our first girl home was Jemima Anstee in a time of 8:43. Well done all you represented the school excellently.
Playground Leader Training
This week our 25 dedicated Playground Leaders received their training to help them support the younger children with their lunch time play.
Today 16 girls and boys took part in the annual SportsHall Athletics competition at King's College participating in running, jumping and throwing activities in both individual and team events. They competed well against another 11 local schools. Well done to all those children involved.
Another huge well done to all those children who participated in the Cross Country event at King's College. This time the children ran individual races over a distance of 1400m. Well done to you all, a great achievement.
The girl's football team had their first tournament today. They put in some great performances, unfortunately being pipped at the post 1-0 in their first 2 games, they then drew 0-0 with Lyngford Park. Their fourth match was a 3-0 defeat to an extremely strong St. Andrews side and they finished off well with a 0-0 draw with St George's.
Special mention must go to Erin Boon, Freya Hosiene and Natasha Own who put in some super performances in goal today as well as Evie Holley who played brilliantly in the year 5/6 team although she is only in year 4.
A fantastic start to the Year 5/6 football league this evening with 2 great wins. Well done to all involved. Special mentions to the goal scorers George Tanton,Josh Southerden and Cole Willoughby and also some great saves from Harrison Eiserbeck in goal! Well done for showing great determination and putting in some great team performances.
The children have been enjoying a great start to the day, with a bit of archery before breakfast!
The children have enjoyed Intrasports this week playing rounders and cricket type activities.
Finally after 2 failed attempts the rain stayed away long enough for Key Stage 1 to take part in their much awaited Sport's Day! Huge thanks to the Year 5 Young Leaders, who did a super
job supporting the younger children through their activities. Well done to the parents who participated in the impromptu Parent's Race at the end of the morning!
A huge well done to the Year 5 Kwik Cricket team who put in some great performances at the tournament at Taunton Vale this afternoon.
Two wins saw them go through to the semi-final where unfortunately they missed out by 13 points!
The children from Cherry Class recently attended a Year 3 Athletics festival, led by the Young Leaders of Taunton Academy. They had a great time working on their running, throwing and jumping skills.