As a school, Eaglesfield Paddle maximises the generous funding supplied through the PE and Sports premium in a variety of ways.
The Year 3 and Year 4 children develop their swimming technique and water safety during six week blocks at the local leisure centre swimming pool. Following an evaluation of the swimming provision for Year 5 and Year 6 children, it became clear that these pupils were above the national average for their swimming ability. Therefore, the decision was made to introduce water sports activities for the children in Year 5 and Year 6. This allows children to enhance their water safety and swimming skills in Derwent Water within our beautiful local surroundings of the Lake District. Any children who have not made the expected standard in swimming in Year 4 are provided with additional swimming tuition, in a six week block, which happens prior to water sports. Children in Year 1 and Year 2 enjoy visits to an local indoor climbing centre, where they have the opportunity to develop their climbing skills, resilience and confidence.
External Specialist PE Teachers and Coaches
PE specialist teachers and coaches deliver PE to all age groups at various times throughout the year. The benefit of this is two-fold; pupils benefit from specialist teaching within their PE curriculum and class teachers enjoy the opportunity to develop their methods and practices for teaching PE whilst they observe these lessons.
Local Sports Partnerships
The school’s membership within the ‘Allerdale Sports Partnership’ and ‘Cockermouth School Primary Sports Programme’ enables our pupils to receive specialist coaching and provides the opportunity to participate in local inter-school competitions in a range of activity areas. These include: football, netball, athletics, rounders and cricket.
School has bought into the 'Complete PE' resource package, endorsed by the Youth Sport Trust. These resources support teachers as they deliver our PE curriculum in an exciting, inspiring way to pupils from EYFS - Y6.
Thank you to Chris Wright Sports Services, coach Phil and the team of Cockermouth School Sports Leaders for engaging our Year 4 and Year 5 girls in touch rugby at the Key Stage 2 festival. The perfect mix of coaching and game play gave the girls a great introduction to this super sport.
Thank you to Cockermouth School PE department and the Year 10 sports leaders for a fantastic football festival. Our Year 6 girls demonstrated solid football skills, excellent team work and real determination - winning four of their five games. Well done Team Paddle!
We had a very special visit from world champion wheelchair basketball player, Nat Pattinson. Nat
raised the children’s awareness of disability in sport and the children had a fantastic time learning to play wheelchair basketball! Here are some wonderful photos taken of the day, which just happened to also be world book day!
Our Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 cross-country running teams had a fantastic afternoon at the county championships at Sedburgh Preparatory School. The children showed good fitness levels and determination as they tackled the challenging course. Well Done!
Thank you to Cockermouth School PE Department and the wonderful group of sports leaders for a super afternoon of netball in the sunshine! Our Year 6 children had a great time developing their skills then transferring these techniques into game situations
To conclude a series of cross-country events in January, our Year 4 - Year 6 cross-country team headed to the County Championships on Wednesday 26th January. The course was undulating, muddy and included jumps over streams and a low wall. The children faced the challenge with real determination and demonstrated super levels of fitness. Well done to all runners. A special mention to the Year 4 boys (Cameron, Eli, Archie, Luke and Lucas) who were awarded second place in the county for their age category. Go Team Paddle!
We had such a fun, active morning at this event. The children completed a 200m obstacle course, cycled 1km and ran 400m - jumping, cycling and running as fast as they possibly could! What a superb effort by everyone and great to see them encouraging each other as they completed the course as a real Paddle team.