PE at Cranborne
At Cranborne, we believe that sport and PE are integral to a healthy lifestyle. The skills that are learnt and developed throughout primary school are fundamental to allowing children to reach their full potential in later life. Our teachers are committed to ensuring that children are well-equipped with these skills and attitudes.
P.E. is taught twice a week. This includes one indoor session (gymnastics and dance) and one outdoor session (invasion games, striking and fielding games, net and wall games and athletics). Year 4 will be attending swimming lessons at the Furzefield Sports Centre, for weekly swimming lessons throughout the year. This is taught by trained swimming coaches and accompanied by our HLTAs and parent helpers. In Year 4 and 6, the children attend a residential school journey, where they develop their skills in outdoor and adventurous activities.
We are committed to upskilling class teachers in their P.E. subject knowledge and are using part of the Sports Premium government funding to allow teachers to work alongside skilled, specialist teachers and coaches. Years 1 to 6 have benefited from working with a local coaching company, Primary Sporting Development (PSD), who have helped develop subject knowledge and create exciting and engaging PE lessons where the children have the opportunity to showcase their skill and competitive nature in a variety of activities.
Furthermore, at Cranborne we use PE Passport. PE Passport is a fantastic teaching tool that all teachers and support staff can access and use very easily though iPads and computers. It helps teachers to deliver good, focused PE lessons and follow clear and well-structured units of work where the continued development of PE skills and learning is mapped out. There are a variety of activities for each individual lesson in each unit to help the children progress; including warm ups, skills introductions and game-based learning. As a result of using PE Passport, the progress of every child is clear and the teachers are able to track their progression through each year group very easily. As the children grow through the school, their PE skills will develop from skill-based learning in EYFS and KS1, to game-based learning in KS2.
We also take part in several local competitions, including sporting tournaments and leagues in a variety of sports, such as football, netball, tag rugby, hockey, cricket, tennis and athletics.
For more information, please speak to Mr Elias (5E)
Sports Premium Funding:
Here is a link to our Sports Premium Funding form for 2022-2023 -
Useful Links for PE at home:
The Body Coach – Youtube
Cosmic Kids – Youtube
BBC Super Movers
Go Noodle – Youtube
The Ballet Coach
Active Home – Kids Do Better
NHS Change 4 Life
PE Curriculum Map 2022-2023
PE Vocabulary Progression
Our incredible MUGA (Multi Use Games Arena) is a fenced area that we use all year round for sports and PE. It has floodlights, which light up the entire surface, so it can be used in low light, and the winter months when days are shorter. The MUGA has lines marked out for different sports (football, netball, basketball, hockey and more) with nets attached to the side to separate out three different pitches. We have football nets, hockey nets, netball hoops, tennis nets and many more resources for a huge variety of sports and invasion games. The floor of our MUGA is a Multi-Surface GEN2 Synthetic turf, which helps to avoid serious injuries when children are practising their skills and competing.
Cranborne’s MUGA is available for hire too, so if you are interested, you can enquire about availability through this link: Cranborne MUGA Hire
We love PE at Cranborne!