Great Finborough Church Primary School is committed to providing good quality sports provision for its children. We aim to ensure that the children enjoy a range of different sports, and regularly invite sports professionals in to our school to provide tuition, both as part of the curriculum and as extra-curricular opportunities. As part of our Year 4-6 curriculum, we also provide sports tuition at a variety of other venues including Finborough Private School, Pipers Vale Gymnastic Centre and Battisford & District Cricket Club.
We believe that competition in Sport is important, and the children build on their achievements in school by competing in a number of Intra-school & Inter-school tournaments. All children also have access to an annual school sport festival and our older pupils participate in an annual inter-school sports festival against local primary schools which is organised by the Stowmarket School Sport Partnership.
Our PE and Sport Leader is Mrs Tapia (Class Teacher).
SAINSBURY’S SCHOOL GAMES
We welcome the opportunities provided by the Government’s PE funding initiative. Our PE & Sport Action Plan shows how we have spent our Sport Premium this academic year. For more information about sports in school, please speak to Mr Dodd our sports co-ordinator.
SPORTS COUNCIL & YOUNG SPORTS LEADERS
During the academic year 2014-15 we introduced a Sports Council. Our Sports Council Members meet once a week before school.
Our current members are:
A number of our older children are also Young Sports Leaders. This role involves our older pupils in supporting our younger pupils at before and after school extra-curricular clubs.
Our current Young Sports Leaders are :
Our Sports Council members and Young Sports Leaders all wear special hoodies when performing their roles. As a thank you for their support throughout the year, Mr Dodd organised a special visit for these pupils to enjoy the opportunity to try out something new, see the photos below.
We are pleased to be able to offer the following opportunities during Autumn Term 2016.
|Day & Time:||Club:||Year Group:||Organisation:||What do the children need:||Cost|
|Mondays (3:20pm-4:30pm)||Mixed sports||Year 3, 4, 5 & 6||Mr Dodd||Outdoor Sports Kit (Shorts, School PE T-Shirt and Trainers)||Free|
|Tuesdays (3:20pm-4:30pm)||Gymnastics||Year 1 & 2||Miss Bennett||Indoor Sports Kit (Shorts, School PE T-Shirt and Trainers)||Free|
|Tuesdays (2:50pm-7:45pm)||Sailing||Year 5 & 6||Mr Dodd||See separate letter||Free|
|Thursdays (8:00am-8:45am)||Team Training Football/Rugby||Years 3, 4, 5, and 6||Mr Dodd (N.B. Meet at Finborough Sports Hall)||Outdoor Sports Kit (Shorts, School Football/Rugby shirt and socks, rugby boots), please also bring shower gel, a towel and a change of underwear||Free|
|Friday(3:00pm-5:45pm)||Kayaking||Years 5 & 6||Mr Dodd||See separate letter||Free|
(SPECIALIST COACHING & WIDER OPPORTUNITIES)
Year 5 – weekly swimming lessons Autumn Term
Year 4 – weekly swimming lessons Spring Term
Year 3 – weekly swimming lessons Summer Term
Years 5 & 6 Sporting opportunities at Finborough Sports Hall
KS2 children will receive Gymnastics and Cricket Coaching later in the year
INTER and INTRA-SCHOOL TOURNAMENTS & FESTIVALS
For a full list of our current fixtures please see our attached Fixture List which will be updated as new fixtures are added.
OTHER SPORTING EVENTS
Stowmarket High School Cluster Sports Festival – July 2017
Our Year 3 and 4 pupils participated in the Stowmarket High School Cluster Schools Sports Festival, which was part of the School Sports Partnership’s Olympic and Paralympics legacy.
The sports festival was based around a carousel of multi skill activities such as archery, hockey dribbling and relays. We represented two different countries: Australia and New Zealand. Both teams did really well, with New Zealand finishing in 5th place and Australia finishing in the bronze medal position. Well done to everyone who took part, it was a fantastic day and a great experience!
Year 5 & 6 Quadkids Athletics at Stowmarket High School – June 2016
Some of our Year 5 and 6 athletes competed the in U11 Quadkids Athletics event. Quadkids is a team event and each athlete took part in a sprint (75m), a middle distance run (600m), long jump and a throwing event. The team performed brilliantly and even though we didn’t finish in the top three, their performance and sportsmanship as a team was superb! Excellent effort everyone
BMX Athlete Visit – June 2016
In June, we welcomed Mike Mullen, a champion BMX rider to the school. During a whole school assembly, Mike shared his story and background as a champion BMX rider and then also performed a few tricks outside in the playground afterwards. This was followed by 3 practical BMX taster workshops outside for Year’s 5 and 6. It was a fantastic day, enjoyed by all the children, a truly inspiring experience!
Village Schools Cricket Tournament – June 2016
Year 4, 5 and 6 children played in the Kwik Cricket Tournament at Battisford and District Cricket Club. Despite some teams being unable to turn up, we still had a great tournament, and everyone played really well! I am delighted to announce that we won the tournament, congratulations to the players!
Year 6 Coast 2 Coast Cycle Challenge – May/June 2016
Over the May half term a number of Year 6 pupils participated in the Coast 2 Coast Cycle Challenge. The Coast 2 Coast Cycle route is 135 miles long and runs from Whitehaven on the west coast to Roker Pier (Sunderland) on the East Coast. It follows the Sustrans cycle route and included cycle paths, old railway routes and quiet roads.
The children who participated found this experience challenging at times but incredibly rewarding and they all completed the route successfully, what a fantastic achievement, really well done everyone!
Year 4 Mini Red Tennis Tournament – May 2016
Eight of our young tennis players took part in a Mini Red Tennis tournament at Thurston Community College. All played fantastically well and finished second in their group matches, well done to all of you!
Blue Class Dance Day – May 2016
Blue class spent the day learning some fantastic dance moves and sequences in the run up to the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.
Paralympic Athlete Visit – March 2016
We welcomed GB Paralympic Footballer Roy Turnham to the school. One of the newer members of the Football 5-a-side team, Roy made his Paralympic debut in London 2012 and was part of the team that finished in 7th place. Roy led a sponsored fitness circuit with all the pupils and finished with a talk, and a question and answer session. The children have been raising money as part of the visit and it will be used to buy sports equipment for the school, whilst also supporting GB athletes (including Paralympic athletes). It was a really exciting morning, enjoyed by all!
U11 Swimming Gala at Stowmarket Leisure Centre – March 2016
We entered two teams in this event, competing in races using a variety of strokes. One of our teams achieved the Silver Medal Place and we also has the fastest front crawl swimmer.
U11 Hockey Tournament at Stowmarket High School – March 2016
We sent three teams to this tournament, two of which reached the final and received Gold and Silver medals. Both teams went on to play in the Partnership Hockey Finals on 16th March.
U11 7-a-side Football at Finborough School – February 2016
Our teams played four matches against other schools. They didn’t make it past the group stages but had a brilliant day playing some fantastic football.
U11 Basketball Tournament (Stowmarket Leisure Centre) – February 2016
GOLD for our school basketball team!
Congratulations to the school basketball team on progressing to the Area Finals being held on the 29th February 2016.
County Football Final (Girls) January 2016
Congratulations to our Year 5 & 6 girls who made it through to the Suffolk County Football Finals. A great achievement and effort on the day. We are all very proud of you!
On the Wednesday after the finals the girls arrived at school early to enjoy their ‘team breakfast’.
A tradition at Great Finborough!
Gifted & Talented Event January 2016
4 of our Year 6 pupils attended a Gifted & Talented workshop at Stowmarket Leisure Centre. They particularly enjoyed the trampolining session.
Indoor Athletics January 2016
Well done to our Year 6 children for achieving ‘Bronze’ in the Stowmarket School Sport Partnership Indoor Athletics Competition. A great achievement!
Dodge Ball Tournament November 2015
Well done to both teams for representing the school at the inter-school ‘Dodge ball tournament’ held at Stowmarket Leisure Centre. One of our teams made it through to the finals!
Area Football Finals (Boys) November 2015
Congratulations to our Year 5 & 6 boys who made it through to the Suffolk County Area Finals. A great achievement and effort on the day. We are all very proud of you!
On the Thursday after the area finals the boys arrived at school early to enjoy their ‘team breakfast’.
Football (Year 5 & 6 Girls) Nov 2015
Our girls team entered the Stowmarket School Sport Partnership football tournament which was held at Stowmarket High School. They are through to the Suffolk County Finals in January 2016! Well done to the girls’ team!
Football (Year 5 & 6 Boys) Nov 2015
We entered two teams in to the Stowmarket School Sport Partnership football tournament. One of our teams is now through to the area finals on the 24th November- congratulations to the team! We are hoping to qualify for the County Finals being held in January 2016!
The HAKA Dance Day (Silver Class) Oct 2015
Our Silver Class pupils enjoyed a day of learning, and performing, the HAKA to celebrate the Rugby World Cup.
Royal Yachting Association- Start Sailing Success! (Autumn 2015)
Following a 6 week sailing course at Alton Water on Tuesday evenings, 11 of our Year 6 pupils successfully passed their RYA Level 1 Youth Sailing qualification. Congratulations to you all!
British Canoe Union- Paddle Power Success! (Autumn 2015)
Following a 6 week canoe and kayaking course at Xplore in Great Finborough, 11 of our Year 5 pupils successfully passed their BCU Paddle Power Level 1 qualification. Congratulations!
Football (Year 3 & 4 Boys) Sept 2015
Our Year 3 & 4 Boys recently enjoyed a fixture against Finborough School’s Football Team. Following the event, the boys enjoyed a special players’ tea provided by the host school!
Congratulations to both teams on wining their matches!
Hi 5 Netball (Year 3 & 4 Girls) Sept 2015
Our Year 3 & 4 Girls recently enjoyed a fixture against Finborough School’s Netball Team. Following the event, the girls enjoyed a special players’ tea provided by the host school!
Contact Rugby (Year 5 & 6 Mixed) Sept & Nov 2015
We have recently introduced contact rugby for our Year 5 & 6 pupils. The training sessions are led by our Chair of Governors who is a qualified rugby coach. As other local primaries do not offer this opportunity, our fixtures are against local private schools. We have recently enjoyed two friendly fixtures against Moreton Hall Prep School in Bury St Edmunds. We use Finborough School’s facilities for our weekly training sessions.
Cross Country- Thurston Community College
Following training our Year 5 & 6 pupils took part in the Stowmarket School Sport Partnership Cross Country Competition which was held at Thurston Community College. Several of our team came in the top 10! Well done to everyone involved.
Sainsbury’s School Games 2015 (Manchester 4th- 6th September 2015)
Year 6 (Young Sports Leaders) visited the ‘Sainsbury’s School Games’ in Manchester. We enjoyed watching the cycling at the velodrome, swimming at the aquatic centre, the judo and rugby 7’s at Manchester University. Since attending the School Games, several of our pupils have now joined the local judo club!
Sainsbury’s School Games Festival (Summer 2015)
Year 5 visit to Wembey Stadium 22nd April 2015 (a joint event with Oakington Manor School, Wembley)
We visited Wembley Stadium with our friends from Oakington Manor Primary School, London.
The children interviewed Roy Hodgson and Gary Cahill. They also appeared on Sky Sport News!
Great Finborough Primary vs Ringshall Primary Football & Tag Rugby Tournament (March 2015)
We recently played Ringshall Primary. They played well, but we were winners of all 8 games!
Intent, Implementation & Impact Statement
Below is a link to our Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement for Sport and PE. This document outlines, for Sport and PE at Great Finborough Church Primary School, our aims and vision (Intent), our approach to planning, delivery, assessment and enrichment (Implementation) and what we want our children to have achieved and experienced by the time they leave us in Year 6 (Impact).
Below is a link to our Curriculum Map for PE and Sport.
The curriculum map ensures that every child receives their full curriculum entitlement as they progress through the school.
We plan and deliver our curriculum on a three year cycle of learning (Cycle A, Cycle B & Cycle C).