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Sport At Monkleigh


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We had an amazing time at GTS attending a Football tournament. We were up against some great teams but we stayed strong and played brilliant.

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Cross Country

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We had an amazing morning at Torrington Stephens Shield Cross Country. A huge thank you to the staff and pupils from GTS  for organising this event.

We arrived in the morning to find mud and water (true Cross Country)

We represented our School with amazing results and fininshing with the biggest smiles on our faces.

Results are to follow....

Congratulations to Charlie, Shayla, Harry and Sofia for acieving Gifted and Talented in PE.

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We are excited to now use Get Set 4 PE. 

Using Get Set 4 PE, Monkleigh Children  from EYFS to Y6, are  not only taught a progressive and engaging curriculum but also a curriculum which encourages them to apply their knowledge and understanding in a range of different situations. Opportunities are provided for  Monkleigh children to access independent skills as well as working within and as part of a team and understanding the value of working together to achieve a common goal.


 PE Curriculum Intent




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We have started 2022/2023 sporting events..

Our Tag Rugby Team who had a very tournament at Winkleigh Primary school.

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Our Girls took part in a Girls Football Tournament at Kingsley School Bideford.

High 5 winter league has started on a Monday evening.

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Our Year 5/6 Children all successfully completed their Bikeability Level 2.

The weather conditions were not the best but with extra layers and determination they all completed it.

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 Amazing morning representing our School at the Stephens Shield cross country event. We are awaiting results but it is safe to say we gave 100% and with a smile ( a muddy smile ) Thank you to our staff who made travelling to this event possible.

 Very pleased to say our 4 year 6 children have all been accepted on the G&T programme.

 Gifted & Talented  Thursday 15th September  4 year 6 pupils.
  Tri Golf at Torrington Golf Club.Thursday 22nd September   We are taking all of Class 3 ( and teachers!)
 Multi Skills Tuesday 4th October GTS  Class 2 
 Multi Skills Thursday 13th October GTS  Class 1


Look what we were awarded again this year!

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At Monkleigh School P.E plays a very important role and we try to offer the very best for all of our children. Whilst our P.E lessons are a high focus we also have active playtimes/lunchtimes and extra-curricular clubs. Our clubs allow children to try a range of different sports such as Cross Country, Football, High 5, Table Tennis and Multi Skills clubs.

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Ball Skills.

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High 5


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Our School is part of the Torrington Learning Community Group of which there is one secondary school and a group of local primary schools. The secondary school GTS offers us festivals and competitions and the sharing of good practice. This has given our children the opportunity to participate in regular Inter School competitions and use a wider range of equipment which we can’t always offer.

Our own school organises a very successful cross country which has over 150 pupils taking part and a key stage 1 multi skills afternoon with our year 6 pupils taking the lead.

We are lucky to be able to use FOMS bus along with a local club’s mini bus and our local secondary school bus. This keeps our travelling cost down and allows us to attend more festivals/competitions.

We also take our children to local venues so they can see what facilities are available in our area such as Atlantic Racket Centre.

Travelling time sometimes cuts into our morning/lunchtime sessions but carefully planned organisation ensures nothing is missed out.




 EYFS and Key Stage 1 

In foundation and Key Stage 1 we aim to secure physical literacy in young children through these 4 strands:

Functional Movement – the development of fundamental movement skills.

 Aesthetic Movement – incorporates body awareness and the ability to interpret a variety of stimuli through movement focused on dance and gymnastics

Manipulative Skills – focused on the ability to work with equipment and small apparatus and coordinate movements.

Movement Concepts – the development of decision making, how, where and why to move and directional awareness.


Allocation of PE

Children at Monkleigh Primary School experience 2 1/2 hours of PE per week. Swimming and Gymnastics are extra on a class rotation.

Intra-School Activities

We have a three school teams Cavaliers, Vikings, and Romans. The children are given their teams as reception and stay throughout the school.

PE Kit

All children are expected to have a full PE kit in school every day. PE kit should consist of a red t.shirt, dark shorts/skort and suitable footwear. We also have red hoodies and sporting leggings can be worn during the winter months. 

 Other Opportunities Outside of Curricular Physical Education 

Sports Leaders 

In year 6 children become Sports Leaders.Our children gain the skills to organise and run active games and activities independently considering all aspects of games including safety, space and modification.

Active Playtimes 

Active lunchtimes are encouraged and sports leaders aid the activities using the skills they have learnt through the sports leaders programme.

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Residential Experiences 

Children in years 5 and 6 are offered the chance to partake in a 2 night residential trip in theAutumn term gaining valuable team building and learn fundamental independence skills.


  Extra Curricular Programme and Inter School Opportunities 

Festivals and Competitions 

We are very proud to be involved with the GTS School Sports Co-coordinator. The co-coordinator provides an abundant calendar of festivals, experience days and competitions. Some of the competitions lead onto area finals which feed into the area school games. Monkleigh have achieved all sorts of success at many of these levels. Competitive sport is encouraged at Monkleigh Primary. Take a look at our trophy cabinet in school!

Other Opportunities Outside of Curricular Physical Education 

Forest School 

Forest school is an inspirational approach which helps develop confidence, self-esteem, emotional and social skills, whilst developing a connection and respect for the natural environment. Activities are carefully planned and thoroughly risk assessed. The child’s natural inquisitiveness and enthusiasm leads them into many areas of learning. We then help to deepen this understanding by providing the resources, tools and ideas. The activities are small, achievable and child led, ensuring success and increased self esteem. This allows them to learn from their current level of understanding and develop their personal creativity. Adults are there to support learning and ensure safety, allowing the children to explore many stimuli provided by the resources of the natural environment.

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