Physical Education at St John Vianney Catholic Primary School
We are proud of the PE Curriculum and the sporting opportunities that we have on offer at St John Vianney Catholic Primary School. We believe that sport not only contributes to the physical development of pupils but also makes a significant contribution to pupils' well-being and enjoyment of school. It enhances a range of skills transferable to the classroom such as the ability to listen, follow instructions, maths skills, literacy skills, fine and gross motor which will ultimately improve handwriting.
We have used the Primary School Sport Premium to enhance our provision by focusing on the use of specialist coaches
to improving the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision for all pupils in addition to providing staff development.
From September 2013 we have become a partner school with ‘Coventry Sports Foundation’ where highly qualified coaches will work with Years R to 6 every week developing skills in football, netball, hockey, rugby, rounders, cricket and athletics. We are very fortunate that Mr Carroll is our sports co-ordinator working with every class to develop continuity and progression of skills.
Teachers will work alongside the team to plan, assess pupil’s progress, and develop their own skills in teaching these sports.
Yr 3 pupils have swimming lessons at a local pool with suitably qualified staff. This is tailored to their swimming ability and they have the opportunity to gain recognised swimming awards.
Through residential visits in Year5 (Alton Castle) and Year6 (Dol-Y-Moch) children are able to partake in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges such as climbing, abseiling and orienteering.
Extra Curricular and Competitive Sport
Over the course of the Academic Year we offer a range of sports clubs after school for various year groups. For Example:
Multi skills Key Stage1
Tennis Yr3/4 and Yr5/6
Cross country Yr5/6 Yr3/4
Gaelic Football Yr3/4/5/6
We also encourage inter house competitions in sport starting with our annual sponsored wolf run.
We enter teams for the Catholic League in Football and Netball. We also enter the Harry Shaw Cup and Walker’s Cup annually in Football.
Through our School’s partnership with Bishop Ullathorne and feeder schools we participate in swimming galas, football, netball, athletics, and rowing competitions. We also enter County athletic competitions and Cross country events.