Sport at Vernon, is a key part of the curriculum. Children have the opportunity to join many extra-curricular activities in addition to their regular PE lessons. Our PE includes dance, gymnastics and games whereby the children can experience many varied activities. We enjoy the regular sporting opportunities offered in the area, competing against schools in Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
Our school teams enjoyed a successful year in 2017-18 which we hope to continue! An exciting event was Sportsday in June 2018, enjoyed by all the children and parents!
Swimming and water safety is an extremely important part of the PE curriculum at Vernon Primary School and another way of helping children to lead healthy and active lives. Throughout the academic year, pupils in KS2 attend swimming lessons at Poynton Leisure centre in order to meet the National Curriculum requirements. This ensures that nearly every pupil leaving Vernon Primary School can reach the National requirement by the end of Year 6.
Pupils are grouped according to their ability and are taught to:
- Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- Use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Results for pupils in Year 6 the end of 2017-2018:
98% could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
98% could use a range of strokes effectively (for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke)
98% perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
The children at Vernon enjoy several opportuities to try different sports either within lessons or through extra-curricular clubs and visits from outside sporting companies. In the Autumn term we will be attending a tag rugby tournament, Year 5/6 Box football event and the Sportshall Athletics competition at the local high school.
It will be a busy year of sport from now onwards, as we look forward to football matches, the annual cross country event, a tri-golf tournament, a tennis tournament, athletics and many other activities to come!
In addition to these exciting events, we will be deciding on our new “Games Makers,” who will be encouraging all children to participate in “Active 30:30”. This involves the children undertaking 30 minutes of activity in school and 30 minutes of activity at home each day. I am delighted that some classes are already finding interesting ways to move in their lessons!
We believe that, at Vernon, we provide opportunities for all pupils to find an activity that they can enjoy, build team working and develop their skills at all levels.