Great Easton
Church of England (VA) Primary School

Snow Hill, Great Easton, Essex CM6 2DR

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PE in School

A quality PE curriculum provides huge benefits to children’s health and wellbeing. It prepares children to be physically and mentally active and healthy for life.

At Great Easton Primary School, we have dedicated and passionate staff who strive to provide stimulating and exciting PE lessons for all pupils.

We believe children also:

  • develop gross and fine motor skills
  • learn self-discipline
  • develop leaderships skills
  • learn and practise how to make decisions
  • strengthen peer relationships
  • improve self-confidence and self-esteem
  • reduce stress by releasing tension and anxiety
  • develop communication skills
  • understand inclusion and cohesion
  • develop team work
  • improve listening skills
  • understand and experience winning and losing

Children receive two hours of high quality PE lessons every week. Key Stage Two pupils also receive 10 hours of high quality swimming lessons per year. Year 6 pupils who are not able to meet the National Curriculum requirements for swimming continue with lessons until they are confident and competent in a range of strokes over a distance of at least 25m. We strongly believe this is an extremely important life-skill and, due to the amount of water based activities we take part in on the Year 6 residential to the Isle of Wight, imperative for the pupils to be safe and able to participate and enjoy fully.

We are a part of the Uttlesford School Sports Partnership (USSP) and regularly take part in inter-school competitions in a range of sports. Please have a look at the “A look at what’s happening in our school” page for photos and details of recent events. Jackie Coleman, SGO of the USSP, organises CPD training for staff, festivals to encourage pupil participation of new sports and Gifted and Talented camps for Year 2 and Year 6 pupils. Our Gifted and Talented pupils are given opportunities to take part in these events and we signpost them towards other clubs and report to parents following feedback from coaches at such events.

We also run termly intra-school competitions where our house captains, from our four teams: Red, Roe, Sika and Fallow, organise all willing participants, from YrR to Yr6, into small sided teams. Sports Day includes House Competitions: a mini olympics style event run by the Year 6 sports leaders; house relays on the track and a mixture of individual races.

We celebrate achievements of our school teams, house teams and individuals in our weekly assemblies. Children who take part in sports clubs outside of school hours share their successes, however big or small, by showing certificates, talking of recent gradings or competitions, sharing news from training sessions or matches and displaying trophies and rosettes.

As a small school, we pride ourselves on the links we have forged within the local community. We have lots of local clubs which we are able to signpost our pupils towards:

Primary PE and Sport Premium Information:

As a small school, we pride ourselves on the links we have forged within the local community. We have lots of local clubs which we are able to signpost our pupils towards:

  • To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports
  • To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence
  • To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce>
  • Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement