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.

Lunchtime and After School Sports Clubs

At Claremont, children are given the opportunity to take part in a variety of lunchtime and 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. Every child in KS2 has the opportunity to participate in a range of sports inter-form competitions which run throughout the school year. Please click on the links on the left hand side of this page for competition reports. Competitions include:

  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Athletics
  • Rounders
  • Cricket
  • Girls / Boys Football
  • Cross Country
  • Tennis
  • Hockey
  • Change4Life Festival
  • Tri-golf

We have had amazing success including:

  • Manchester United football tournament champions
  • Tennis area winners
  • Hockey finalists
  • Dance runners up
  • Cross Country individual finalists to the City Wides finals
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Centre for PE and Development

Each year the PE Specialist delivers training for Newly Qualified Teachers across the city in all areas of PE . Classes are chosen to demonstrate a model PE lesson for this training. Following a Gymnastics lesson, feedback from the teachers included “They showed immense control, safety, creativity, challenge, flexibility and strength."

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School Games Crew & Sports Ambassadors

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. Each year children in Years 5 and 6 are invited to apply for the role of a school games crew (part of the Youth Sport Trust Scheme) and have to complete a letter of application. Each year we receive over 70 applicants and from this 50 children are selected for training by our PE SLE specialist: Mrs Richardson.

The training runs over 4 half days in the Autumn Term where children are taught key sports leadership skills such as organisation, planning fun, age related games with and without equipment, safety, officiating, time management, monitoring equipment and media training.

The school Games crew 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.

Autumn 2017 saw the first wave of Sports Ambassadors fulfil their role in supporting and mentoring the School Games Crew. The teams provide pupil voice for sports.

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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. We have over 50 children participating in this activity, and this has now been extended to additional fitness activities running within the Breakfast Club every morning.

Links with Manchester Sports Clubs

Claremont has close links with Manchester City Football Club, Manchester United Football Club, Manchester Giants, Sale Harriers (running) and Lancashire Cricket Foundation. Pupils receive training from sports coaches from all of these 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.