Claremont Primary School are thrilled to receive Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment! Well done Claremont for runners up at the Manchester Sports Awards

Physical Education

It has long been recognised that participation in exercise and sports is an important factor in reducing the risk of many physical problems such as cardiovascular disease and obesity. Sport has many physical benefits, but there are also many other benefits that taking part in sport can provide, this makes sport an important part of each individual’s life. Claremont’s dedicated PE specialist inspires and helps the pupils to get active and participate in sport. Children who take part in sporting activities find them to be very rewarding and not only can PE raise the self esteem of young people, but it also provides them with confidence. We have a dedicated PE specialist who ensures children are able to take part in a vast array of sporting activities.

After School Sports Clubs

At Claremont, children are given the opportunity to take part in a variety of after-school clubs including: football, gymnastics, tag rugby, dance and basketball. These clubs are run by a mixture of professional sports coaches and school staff. In addition to learning new skills, children are able to make new friends beyond the classroom. These relationships are essential for mental, emotional and physical health throughout their time in school. Students bond together over a common passion, and the time they spend together at practice and games builds tight bonds that often lasts for many years.

Claremont Primary School are runners up in the Contribution to Sport & Physical Activity in Education category in this years Manchester Sports Awards which took place at the Manchester Hilton, Deansgate on the 28th October 2017. Click here for a link to the video clip.

Competitions

We are using the PE and Sports Premium in many different ways at Claremont to raise the Quality of PE, School Sport Health and Well-Being. This year we are increasing the number of competitions we enter. Please click on the links on the left hand side of this page for competition reports. Earlier this year was the first time we had entered the year 3/4 mini-tennis tournament and what a start we had.

Each child had to play a game against an opponent from another school in their pool. All the squad performed amazingly and had a great time competing showing fantastic Olympic / Paralympic values. The A team finished an incredible first place and are now through to the City Wide finals in May 2017, unfortunately we can only take the A team through but a big well done to all the children - Mrs Richardson and Claremont are very proud of you!

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Basketball

This was the first time we had entered the year 5 /6 basketball competition. There were 10 teams in total from across Central Manchester who had all entered the basketball competition before. We had over 30 Children attending coaching sessions in basketball club, it was a tough job to select a team to represent the school. We had a successful start to the tournament and have earnt a place in the top pool next week to decide for positions 1 – 4 well done Claremont Miss Richardson is extremely proud of your commitment, thinking skills, resilience, team spirit cheering and clapping teams whilst spectating.

Year 5 Gymnastics: High Quality Gymnastics

5MP were selected to demonstrate a model gymnastics lesson for 25 Newly Qualified Teachers (January 2017). Feedback from the teachers included “They showed immense control, safety, creativity, challenge, flexibility and strength."

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Year 2 Gymnastics: High Quality Gymnastics lessons for CPD course

2CV were selected to demonstrate a model Fundamental Movement Skill Games lesson for 25 Newly Qualified Teachers (February 2017).

Feedback from the teachers included “They were very well behaved, children were working hard to think where they were in their learning and practise to improve their travelling, stability and object control skills on their own and in small groups."

School Games Crew 2016

We are using the PE and Sports Premium in many different ways at Claremont to raise the Quality of PE, School Sport Health and Well-Being. Children in Years 5 and 6 have been invited to apply for the role of a school games crew (part of the Youth sport Trust Scheme) and had to complete a letter of application (applications can be downloaded here.) we got over 50 applicants and from this 30 children were selected for training by our PE SLE specialist: Mrs Richardson.

The training ran over 2 half days in November where children were taught key sports leadership skills such as organisation, planning fun age related games with and without equipment, safety, officiating, time management, monitoring equipment, media training.

The school Games crew will take on many different roles including delivering weekly fun active and safe sessions in the Key-stage 1 playground, officiating at any key events / key stage 2 squad practices, writing up key events from their leadership training / practices, helping to manage the equipment.

The school Games Crew were awarded their badges in Friday’s assembly (November 2016) and we will be monitoring the impact on:

  • Benefits to the School Games crew: resilience, self-esteem, confidence, organisation, well-being and development of their leadership skills in delivering fun FMS Playground activity sessions.
  • Benefits to the children in Key Stage 1: health and fitness, learning new Fundamental Movement Skills, enjoyment, confidence and Language barriers.


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Fit Friday

Every Friday morning, our PE specialist runs “Fit Friday” where children and parents can start their morning with a healthy jog or walk around the playground. This is a fun activity that encourages competition between the children.

Links with Football Clubs

Claremont has close links with both Manchester City Football Club and Manchester United Football Club. Pupils receive training from football coaches from both clubs! Children really enjoy practising their new skills and playing games against the coaches.

Bike Right

Bicycle training is delivered to the very highest standards through Bike Right, where children in Year 5 are taught how to ride bikes safely. Bikeability is delivered at 3 levels:

  • Level 1 is taught in a traffic-free environment, and children learn the basics of how to control their bike and make an off-road trip, for example on cycle paths.
  • Level 2 is covered on quiet roads but in real traffic conditions. Children achieving level 2 will be able to make a trip to school or elsewhere on small roads.
  • Level 3 incorporates busy roads, traffic lights, roundabouts and other advanced road features. Children will not usually be taught this until they start secondary school.

Swimming

Once a week, all Year 4 children go to the local swimming baths for lessons. Swimming is a statutory part of the National Curriculum and all of our pupils are taught to:

  • Pace themselves in floating and swimming challenges related to speed, distance and personal survival.
  • Swim unaided for a sustained period of time over a distance of at least 25 metres.
  • Use recognised arm and leg actions, lying on their front and back
  • Use a range of recognised stroke and personal survival skills (such as front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, sculling, floating and surface dives).

Sports Day

Claremont believes in celebrating children’s achievements in sports by hosting Sports Day every year. Children are grouped and they take part in a variety of activities. Through this they learn that their performance impacts the rest of the team. All student athletes are able to find their place, whether it is to be a leader of the team or to play a supporting role.