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Puriton Primary School

Puriton Primary School

PE and Sport

PE Kit 

For PE lessons, children will need:

  • White round-neck T-shirt (not polo shirts)
  • Black Shorts 
  • In Autumn/Winter, children may prefer to wear plain black, grey or burgundy tracksuit bottoms or plain black leggings instead of shorts 
  • Black daps or plain black or white trainers (please note these must be Velcro, if they can’t tie their laces and no ‘high top’ trainers allowed)
  • A separate plain black, grey or burgundy round-neck jumper (no zips or hoods)

During PE lessons, children are not allowed to wear jewellery of any kind, including earrings so please ensure these can be removed or are taped over. Long hair must be tied up.  

All clothing items should be clearly named to avoid loss or confusion with other children. 

Swimming

There is a requirement for schools to publish key information about the swimming ability of Year 6 pupils. The table below shows this for the school year 2017-18.

Year 6 pupils that can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m. 19/25 = 76%
Year 6 pupils that can use a range of strokes effectively. 17/25 = 68%
Year 6 pupils that can perform a self-rescue in different water-based situations. 24/25 = 96%

CPD for Staff

Teaching staff have been able to enhance their confidence and ability in teaching PE through our CPD programme with R & W Coaching. Each class teacher works closely with high-quality coaches across two terms in a school year. During these blocks, teachers are able to observe high-quality teaching of PE, before planning effective sessions themselves, which are then taught alongside the coach. After teaching alongside the coach, the class teacher will lead the sessions independently, whilst being observed. 

Extra-curricular Clubs

We have an extensive range of extra-curricular clubs at Puriton, which are delivered by teaching staff, teaching assistants and R & W Coaching. The clubs on offer change throughout the school year but include: football, rugby, netball, gymnastics, tennis, basketball, dodgeball, archery, tri-golf, athletics, rounders, cricket, cross-country and cycling. 

Inter-school Sport

We provide a number of opportunities for children to represent the school, particularly in years 4-6, where there are numerous competitions and festivals available. 

Sport Outside of School

We are developing links with the community and are providing pathways for children to further develop their growing sporting talents, during out of school hours.