Physical Education is where our children are encouraged to participate in all activities supported by the partnership with Mullion Secondary.
The aim of PE is to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles. We are fortunate to have an expert PE teacher to lead our PE sessions in Ks2. Children take part in games, gymnastic movement, dance and athletic activities using indoor and outdoor environments. Children can take part in after school clubs and have the opportunity to compete against other schools. In Ks2, children go on a residential course for outdoor activities. Children also have swimming lessons and sailing lessons led by HRCST.
Our PE curriculum covers 12 sporting disciplines each year and extends these pathways with extra curricula clubs, community links and competition pathways.
Our KS2 PE curriculum offers in excess of two hours of PE each week and KS1 complete two hours. Pupils engage in blocks of sailing, swimming, dance, gym, team and individual sports as well as offsite enrichment days and school camp. We focus on developing enjoyment and confidence through enabling pupils to recognise and celebrate their achievements and encourage their appetite for new challenges.
We develop fundamental skills to transfer between sports and nurture valuable life skills in working successfully towards personal goals, group work and leadership responsibilities. A combination of these key beliefs, an enthusiastic staff team, and a county full of opportunity ensures we offer sporting pathways for every pupil to take on into the future.
Pupils in Years 4, 5 and 6 take part in weekly sailing run by the Helford River Children’s Sailing Trust, in the summer term and first half of the autumn term. We are very fortunate that our children are able to take part in this fantastic learning opportunity.
Learning to swim is essential for our children, living near the coast and spending so much of their leisure time on the beach and in boats. Swimming for the whole school takes place in the summer term and first half of the autumn term. All pupils work for the STA Watermanship and Distance Awards. These awards give them a great sense of achievement and confidence. We swim at our local leisure centre in Helston.
Curriculum PE sessions are held twice a week with our PE Specialist and the class teachers.
As a result of Sports Premium funding children at Manaccan have had access to a wider range of after-school Sports Clubs throughout the year. These have been mainly, though not exclusively, organised by Mr Studd – our PE teacher. We have also been able to extend our range of sporting resources – additional netball and football equipment, for instance – and Mr Studd has also supported members of the Manaccan staff team in developing their own PE teaching skills.