The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be

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The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be

Physical Education


Physical Education is concerned with the promotion of positive attitudes towards physical activity and well-being. At Claypole Primary children are helped to acquire the skills needed to participate with confidence and enjoyment in a range of individual team activities at school and in the wider community, and to appreciate the place of regular exercise as a way of keeping fit.


All children take part in a minimum of two hours of high quality PE and sporting activities each week provided by staff and sports coaches through inspire+ ( )


A well-balanced programme of sporting activities is provided for the children that includes opportunities for expressive and creative movement through dance, as well as gymnastics, swimming, athletics, games and outdoor and adventurous pursuits.


At Claypole, we teach an hour of sport and an hour of PE using the scheme 'Get Set 4 PE'. It focuses on the fundamental movement skills (as well as developing children's upper-core) and child's physical development:

* Agility

* Balance

* Coordination


Each term there is a multi-ability focus too:

* Personal

* Social

* Cognitive

* Creative

* Physical

* Health and Fitness


Learning through co-operative and competitive activities helps to promote an understanding of inter-personal relationships.


Children have the opportunity to take part in sporting activities within the school, and with other schools, including local and county tournaments and competitions.


Physical Education is enriched through a wide range of well-attended extra-curricular clubs and activities. Such opportunities enable pupils to develop personal and social skills as well as preparing them for leisure activities in adult life.


All pupils in Year 4, 5 and 6 have the opportunity to take part in a week’s residential visit at an Activity Centre. A range of outdoor and adventurous pursuits are offered including abseiling, climbing, kayaking, orienteering and archery. We value these opportunities for our pupils to participate in physically challenging land and water-based activities, believing they can make an important contribution to children’s personal and social development.

Moki Bands

We have ‘Moki Fitness Trackers’ for children in Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5 & Y6. These bands have no readout displays. Each band holds 7 days’ worth of data: recording the number of steps & MVPA [Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity only] and each class have a ‘dock.’ The band is tapped onto the dock & the information is read & recorded confidentially for the teachers to be able to track, analyse & address levels of fitness and activity. Classes are be able to set challenges for individuals & create team events too - a great inclusive & cooperative approach. Most recently, classes have raced around the world using collective distances with their journey charted on a map in school.

Our Legacy Challenge has begun!

The children have received their very own log books with challenges inside to complete. The Sports Ambassadors can't wait to see some of these completed log books and award some certificates as recognition of the children's hard work. We may even have some 'Challenge Champions' who complete all of the tasks for each of the challenges; the best ones will be entered into a prize draw (with other schools from the local area) and the winning entries will receive an additional visit from one of the Inspire+ exciting! 

Legacy Challenge Guide For Parents

Sports Clubs


Click on the link below to find a list of clubs in our area...

Football Success: Regional Finalists

Winners & County Finalists: Cricket

Tag Rugby: District Winners

Runners-Up: Football Tournament

Hockey Tournament

Cross Country Success: 4th overall

Professional Athletes

Inspirational, motivational speakers

Playground Leaders

Maypole & County Dancing

Residential Activity Centre(s)

  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
  • Lane, Claypole, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5BQ
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  • Phone: 01636 626268