Sport at Knavesmire
In-School Sport Competitions
In school, all PE units end in either an end of unit competition or performance. At Knavesmire, children are motivated to learn when they know why they are learning. For this reason,
each PE unit taught ends with a class competition (Class Comp) or performance, where children apply the skills they have learned during the unit. The children work in mixed ability teams with another class in the school; this is called intra competition. It encourages an atmosphere of aspiration and collaboration throughout the unit, culminating in a competition or performance.
Out of School Sport Competitions
We want our pupils to have a healthy attitude towards competition and to be confident in their performance. To ensure this is the case, we run a series of practices prior to each out of school sport competition. This helps develop our already gifted and talented children’s skills whilst providing them with the best possible chance of achieving their potential.
We cater for our gifted and talented sports people across a wide range of sports. Children, who have worked hard and excelled in class competitions, compete against other schools in the area. This is called inter-competitions. We identify gifted and talented children during ‘Class Comps’. Many children are able to access these competitions due to the number of events we take part in. Teams that demonstrate sporting excellence against other schools then take part in further events, both at regional and national level.
In addition to in-school sport, Mr Scaling and Matt from Ignite both come in on a regular basis to deliver extra PE opportunities, such as extra-curricular multi skills clubs and bonus PE sessions!
We offer a wide range of sports at Knavesmire Primary School. Please have a look at the Extended Schools pages for what is currently running.
The school and parent contributions will support opportunities for pupils to attend elite sports events, such as York City's new Community Stadium, Old Trafford and even Barcelona Camp Nou. In the past, this has inspired pupils to participate.
In 2018, Knavesmire were awarded the Platinum School Games Awards status. Less than 2% of schools nationally achieved this. Since then we have maintained a high standard of PE provision. In 2020, we successfully re-achieved this accolade.