PE and School Sport
At Thorverton C of E Primary School, we view high quality PE and School Sport as a key cornerstone of our school curriculum and integral to the holistic development and long-term well-being of all of our pupils. We are really proud of our PE and School Sport offer.
PE and School Sport
All pupils across the school take part in a minimum of two-hours of high quality PE. We are lucky to have use of a school field, school playground, and access to the Memorial Hall in if the weather is too bad to be outdoors. Further information on the skills and knowledge taught through PE and the way this learning is organised into units can be found in the Curriculum section of this website.
Friday Sports Morning Initiative
Alongside our in-school PE we are really proud of our Friday Sports Morning Initiative, which sees all of the children from across the school visiting Lords Meadow Sports Centre in Crediton every Friday morning for an entire term. The morning consists of a swimming lesson, led by specialist swim teachers, a gymnastics session, led by school staff and external specialists, and an outdoor sports session (usually comprising of tennis, basketball and hockey), led by Sports BTEC students from Exeter College. This initiative not only allows the children to have access to high quality swimming teaching, but also allows us to take advantage of the fantastic facilities on offer at Lords Meadow and the expertise of specialist sports students and teachers.
Extra-Curricular Sports Clubs
At Thorverton, we offer a range of extra-curricular sports clubs throughout the year - football, cricket, rugby and tennis are all regularly offered and well-attended. An up to date list of the clubs on offer at school presently can be found in the Clubs and Wrap Around Care section of this website.
As well as our curricular and extra-curricular PE and school sports, we also endeavour to offer as many pupils as possible the opportunity to represent the school at sporting competitions and festivals. As a group, the Exe Valley Federation of schools regularly organise sporting fixtures and tournaments throughout the school year. We also attend a variety of sports festivals and tournaments organised by our local secondary school, Queen Elizabeth's School in Crediton. Photos from the most recent of these events can be seen in the gallery above. Photos and match / tournament reports are also included in our weekly school newsletters.
As part of our Outdoor and Adventurous Activities learning, we offer our Year 6 children the chance to take part in the Exmoor Challenge each year. For the Exmoor Challenge, children work in teams of 4, and they have to follow a 16 mile route which is not marked - so following instructions, map-reading, and compass skills are essential. There are a series of check-points along the route and each leg has to be done in a pre-determined time - points are deducted if teams arrive too early or too late. We organise a range of practise walks in advance of the challenge and all Year 6 children take part in these whether they go on to take part in the full challenge or not.
Links with local sports clubs
We are very lucky to be based in close-proximity to a wide-range of external sports clubs which many of our children attend. We promote Crediton Youth Rugby and Football Clubs and have strong links with Thorverton Cricket Club. If you would like any more details about any of these clubs, please click on the links below: