We are incredibly proud of the breadth of sporting opportunity and extra-curricular clubs offered to children at St Thomas More’s every week. On average we run about 25 clubs a week across all age groups. We were also the first school in the District to be awarded the Gold Sports Mark Award in recognition for the breadth of sport on offer, the quality of coaching and training, and our level of competitive success!
We offer the children a variety of after school clubs which enrich the curriculum.
CM Sports work closely with teachers on Continuous Professional Development to ensure the best possible Physical Education curriculum is delivered to all children. Within our school every child has two hours of structured sport a week either with their class teacher or a CM sports coach. Within this children learn not only key fine and gross motor skills but the importance of sportsmanship and rules.
PE & Sports Premium Funding
HOW WE USE THE PE / SPORTS GRANT FUNDING
St Thomas More's Catholic Primary school uses the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of pupils' physical education (PE), physical activity and sport by:
- developing / adding to the PE, physical activity and sport that your school provides
- building capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
We use the premium to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators, engaging all pupils in regular physical activity:
- providing targeted activities or support to involve and encourage the least active children
- encouraging active play during break times and lunchtimes
- establishing, extending or funding attendance of school sport clubs and activities and holiday clubs, or broadening the variety offered
- adopting an active mile initiative
- raising attainment in primary school swimming to meet requirements of the national curriculum before the end of key stage 2.
Examples include -
- investment in PE equipment;
- participating in Havant school games, including competitions;
- embracing Change 4 Life initiatives, including Yr 5 ambassadors leading younger children in Change 4 Life activities;
- intentionally targeting vulnerable and/or least active pupils, rather than those who are the most able;
- providing additional physical / sport opportunities, including karate, CM Sports KS1 & 2 PPA sessions, CM Sports clubs;
- providing extra-curricular activities (including basketball, hockey, netball, football) and a school generic after-school club, where staff encourage lots of physical participation;
- KS2 pupils take part in daily mile challenge;
- Yr3 & 4 swimming lessons;
- Yr R 'Wake Up & Shake Up' sessions;
- 'Walk to School' week