Physical education at Newlyn

Curriculum

All of the children at Newlyn School benefit from 2 hours per week of physical education with an additional 10 minutes every day of Daily Physical Activity (DPA), helping the children to stay fit and healthy.

In Key Stage 1, the children access a range of PE including ball skills, games, gymnastics, dance and swimming. The children in Key Stage 1 are taught swimming by qualified swimming instructors at Penzance Leisure Centre and our foundation children benefit from a weekly lesson all year round.

In Key Stage 2, the children access many sports including high five, tag rugby, football, swimming, cricket, rounders, athletics, dance, gymnastics and tennis. Our older children benefit from coaching from a variety of external coaches in a number of different sports throughout the year.

REAL PE

The whole school has adopted the REAL PE curriculum which is a holistic approach to PE. It teaches the children the fundamental skills of Agility, Balance and Co-ordination (ABCs) through a variety of Physical, Creative, Cognitive, Personal, Social and Health Related Fitness elements both in and out of PE lessons. The children are assessed once a term and can review their progress on their own individual Progress Wheel. 

Clubs

We provide a variety of after school sports clubs including Football, Rounders, Cricket, Gardening, Art, Cycling, Board Games, Recorders, Surfing, Invasion Games, Rugby, Skills to Play, Cross Country and High Five. Our children compete in the Penwith Leagues for High Five, Cross Country and Rounders as well as a variety of tournaments for Rugby, Football and Cricket. This year (2019) the High Five team won their league and qualified for the Cornwall School Games to represent Penwith.

Inter-house sports

Our inter-house sports have really taken off again this year (2019), offering a range of both competition and sporting festivals throughout the year, involving all of the children from Foundation to Year 6. Our Year 6 leaders are responsible for promoting a good sporting attitude to their teams and contribute to the running of the events.