At Cupernham Junior School, we aim to inspire all children to develop a love of physical activity and sport. Through good physical education, whole school values and a whole child approach, we aim to nurture confident, resilient children who will strive for their personal best. We aim to ensure that our delivery of physical education allows all children to have the skills and mindset to leave junior school with the capabilities to be successful in their sporting challenges and active lifestyles at secondary school and beyond.
Each child has the opportunity to participate in 2 hours of Physical Education lessons each week. We also provide a range of extra-curricular sporting clubs both before and after school. Children develop the knowledge, competence and skills to participate in a broad range of sports and sporting competitions throughout the year. These opportunities promote positive attitudes towards healthy and active lifestyles and it is through these experiences that children are able to apply their skills, work collaboratively and build strength of character and resilience.
Ofsted Autumn 2014:
‘The school’s outstanding use of additional funding for sport is improving fitness levels, pupils’ self-esteem and confidence, as well as teachers’ expertise. An exceptionally high proportion of pupils take part in a wide range of competitive sports and enjoy an extensive variety of after-school activities.’
· The PE coordinator is committed to ensuring all pupils receive high quality PE lessons delivered by confident and well-trained teachers.
· The skills taught are wide and varied, enabling children to apply this accurately and confidently to a variety of sports.
· Children will have opportunities and be encouraged to lead sporting activities, including the warm up and cool down in lessons (guided by their teacher).
· Play Leaders organise physical activities at lunchtime to allow children to be physically active.
· Our school is part of the Romsey Pyramid. This offers children the opportunity to compete against other schools and take part in inclusive game opportunities.
· Our residential programme offers every child to take part in Outdoor and Adventurous Activities. Year 4 take part in an overnight camp within the school grounds, Year 5 stay for one night at Fairthorne Manor and Year 6 stay at Avon Tyrrell for four nights, or attend Calshot Activity Centre for the day.
· Achievements in sport are recognised in weekly celebration assemblies. This includes sporting success achieved out of school.