What does Sport look like at Vicarage Park?
At Vicarage Park we aim to provide our pupils with high quality PE provision within our curriculum and extra-curricular clubs each half term.
- Class teachers plan using the Lancashire Yearly Overview to ensure each class experiences a range of sports including:
- Invasion Games
- Net/wall Games
- Striking and fielding Games
- OAA (Outdoor Adventurous Activities)
- These sessions are delivered primarily by class teachers, however, the class will be taught by Mr Harris (Qualified Sports Coach) for 1 term throughout the year in order to provide class teachers with training opportunities to further develop and enhance their own PE teaching.
- Extra-curricular clubs are an opportunity for pupils are participate in a new sport or to develop skills in a sport they are interested in. They are also delivered primarily by Mrs Green and Mr Harris however there are also clubs run by other members of staff and outside agencies e.g. Boxercise with Jason Smith.
- Further information about the wealth of opportunties we provide our children with can be found on the clubs tab on our website.
- Intra-house competitions are planned at the end of every half term linked to the area of the PE curriculum studied. The results alongside photographs are put on the school website and the sports board display in school. We have a whole school sports morning in the summer term, which we invite parents to come and watch.
- KCP (Kendal Collaborative Partnership) a collection of Kendal Primary Schools work alongside the Cumbria School Games Coordinator and local secondary schools to provide opportunities for the pupils to take part in various festivals and Level 1 events.
- Sports festivals are for specific year groups within school and for participation purposes so all pupils experience a new sport or further develop skills in particular sport e.g. Olympic day for year 4 pupils hosted by KKS (Kirkbie Kendal School and year 5 Tag Rugby Festival hosted by (KRUFC) Kendal Rugby Union Football Club.
- Inter Level 1 events are competitive- they allow pupils to experience team games and individual competition selection. . Pupils who take part in the extra-curricular clubs after school are the first to be invited to take part and represent school in these events. If it is known that a pupil has a particular interest in this particular sport then they may also be asked to take part.
- Some of these events lead into School Games Level 2 competition where pupils represent Vicarage Park School at a county level, again if successful will go onto regional and then national level. Pupils selected for these events must display a talent and enhanced skill level to others. There is no obligation to take part in these level 1 events or subsequent events if pupil does not wish to.
- At Vicarage Park we are proud that we have been awarded the Platinum School Games award for our efforts with hosting community events and putting wellbeing at the forefront of our curriculum. It is based on pupil participation percentage and opportunities we offer our in and out of school. We are one of the only schools in the local area who have manage to achieve this award three years running.
- Our year 6 pupils are trained as ‘Sports Leaders’ which gives them the opportunity to plan and develop games which they teach the KS1 pupils at lunchtimes, each year this proves to be a great way of allowing the year 6 class to develop leadership skills linked to our whole school values of ‘Courage, Responsibility and Compassion’.
- Throughout the year the whole school take part in 2 challenges which are aimed at promoting physical activity within the curriculum outside of PE sessions. In previous years these were our Whole School sports morning and the ‘Sports for Champions’ event where a Judo Commonwealth Silver Medallist visited Vicarage Park and each class took part in a fitness session with her. This year we are hoping to take part in ‘The 100 Mile Challenge’, which we did a few years ago. More details will follow next term.