Every class have P.E. twice a week. In Early Years and KS1 this is usually taught by the class teacher. In KS2 all the P.E. is taught by Mrs. Henry, a specialist P.E. teacher.
As a school we belong to the very successful South Dartmoor School Sport Partnership. This gives our children access to sports festivals, tournaments, new resources and P.E. specialist teachers. The Partnership provides our staff with regular high quality courses and keeps the school informed of all the latest developments in Physical Education.
As a school we promote a healthy attitude to fitness and daily physical activity. Our lunch times are very active: with Huff and Puff equipment provided, outdoor play equipment and daily football on the field.
Many of our after school clubs are sports based and run by class teachers, teaching assistants, Premier Sport coaches and Exeter City coaches.
Autumn Term News
Our Tag Rugby teams did well in the Teignmouth Schools Tournament at Exeter Road and they both went through to the Partnership finals at Stover School.
Exeter Chiefs coaches came in weekly and worked with Miss. MacIntyre’s class and Mr. William’s class. This was part of their Aviva Programme and involved the children in practical rugby sessions and healthy lifestyles class based workshops.
Exeter City coaches came in weekly to teach games with Years 4 and 5. They also ran a popular after school football club for Years 1, 2 and 3.
A group of KS2 pupils enjoyed a morning of Dance in the Exeter Road Sports hall. This festival was run by a group of Exeter Road students. The children created their own dance motifs based on the theme of Christmas.
SPRING TERM NEWS
A group of seven football enthusiasts from Mill Lane were fortunate enough to receive an invitation from Exeter City Football Club to watch the first team train at their Cliff Hill Training Ground at Clyst St Mary. The boys from Years 4 and 6 set off in the morning of 9th March to arrive at the Grecian’s new all-weather training facility in time to be greeted by the players as they filed out for the training, preparing for their home match against Accrington the following Saturday.
Our group was met by two representatives of the club, who gave the boys an informal pitch-side chat about the team’s training regime. The group was also pleased to meet Exeter’s Director of Football, Steve Perryman. Steve is credited with a legendary football pedigree, and was awarded the MBE for services to football in 1986. The boys were really excited to chat with Steve and receive an impromptu skills coaching session, undoubtedly the highlight of the trip for everyone.
A pitch-side kickabout followed, then after training, the boys spent time with the team and had the opportunity to meet their favourite players. A huge thank you to the players and the management team for taking time out of their training schedule to sign autographs and pose for photos – it was a day this group of lads will remember for a very long time!
Most succinctly put by the boys themselves …
“My favourite part of the day was meeting Steve Perryman who played the most games ever for Spurs … we got photos and autographs with the first team. I won’t ever forget it.” William, Year 6
“We saw the players in a mini match against each other … we were all cheering them on and it was so phenomenal when they scored … we met Steve Perryman, he taught us lots of skills and was super cool.” Lewis, Year 6
“My favourite part was when I got a picture with half the players and meeting Steve Perryman, who has played over 700 games for Tottenham Hotspur. I was ecstatic when I found out me and my mates were on YouTube doing keepy-ups with Steve. We went with Mrs Brooks and when we got there we met all the players, including the best Ollie Watkins. Some of the players said “Hi” to my face.” Fynn, Year 6
On Wednesday 25th January, Mr Walsh’s class took part in a Handball Festival with pupils from other local primaries. They took part in mini matches and played games to improve their skills of goal keeping, goal scoring, dribbling, passing and catching. It was a fun afternoon and the Exeter Road pupils led the activities really well.
Year 3/4 Handball Tournament
On Tuesday 28th February 2 teams went to the Year 3/4 Handball Tournament held at the 4G pitch at TCS, Exeter Road. They had a great time competing against teams from Shaldon, Bishopsteignton, OLSP and they even played against each other. Both teams performed well. The TCS A team won the tournament and are now through to the South Dartmoor Partnership Finals on Wednesday 15th March.
Year 5/6 Handball Tournament
On Tuesday 7th March 2 teams went to the Year 5/6 Handball Tournament held at the 4G pitch at TCS, Exeter Road. They had a great time competing against teams from Shaldon, Bishopsteignton, OLSP. Both teams performed well. The TCS A team won all of their matches in the tournament and are now through to the South Dartmoor Partnership Finals on Wednesday 15th March.
On Tuesday 14th March Miss. Gobel’s class attended a Funfest at the Sports Centre, Exeter Road. The children enjoyed trying out some new activities.
SUMMER TERM NEWS
On Monday 12th June a group of Year 6 children attended this Athletics event at South Dartmoor Community College. There were 4 events: standing long jump, javelin throw, 75m sprint and a 600m long distance. It is the first time our school have attended this competition. The team took part in each event and their individual scores were added together to make an overall team score. They performed really well and came 1st.
Beach Cricket Festival
On Wednesday 24th May a group of Year 4 children attended this fun event at Goodrington Sands. There were six activities to try and the young leaders who organised them made our time there really enjoyable. All of the activities were based around cricket and helped to develop skills in bowling, batting and fielding.
As we were on the beach there was even time for a little sandcastle building.