White Rock Primary School

'Inspiring Learning Together'

White Rock Primary School

Physical Education & School Sport


Intent Statement:



PE at White Rock is a dynamic and varied programme of activity that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in sport, competition, and other physically demanding activities.

Children are actively engaged to learn the fundamental motor skills that enable the development of the competence that creates confidence. This leads to safe and successful participation in a wide range of sports and activities. 

PE provides opportunities for pupils to improve their fitness and to become physically confident in a way that supports long-term, healthy lifestyles that includes good nutrition.

Outdoor Education, within the ‘Reach Outdoors’ programme promotes personal development whilst learning outside the classroom. Developing skills to be used in and on the sea and using our local environment, it encourages independent learning and decision making, whilst building confidence, co-operation and resilience. This links closely to the swimming programme which is delivered to all children within the school.

Experiences gained in PE, sport and other activities at White Rock Primary School build character and help to embed values such as teamwork, leadership, fairness and respect. Children learn to deal with both success and defeat, in lessons, in house competition, and at a fixture or festival representing the school.


Although each class has a specific day for their PE and Dance lessons, it is sometimes necessary to change the timetable. This means these lessons may take place on a day when your child will not be expecting it.

It is required that each child have their kit in school for the full week.


PE kit should consist of:


  • A house coloured, White Rock logo'd t-shirt.
  • A pair of dark colour shorts.
  • White socks (not school tights).
  • Trainers. (Please ensure if you send your child in with laces they are able to do their own shoes up).
  • Plimsolls are acceptable, but are not ideal for outside sports due to their lack of grip.
  • Girls and boys with long hair must have this tied back away from the face.
  • Earrings must be removed for every lesson.


Dark colour tracksuits may be added to kit bags as extra kit during winter term, and may be worn if the lesson is outside. This is not instead of normal PE kit as children are expected to be in shorts for indoor PE, and all Dance lessons.


For PE clubs, children do not have to wear their PE kit, but should be appropriately dressed for the sport they will be participating in. Please read the clubs letter carefully each half term to ensure the correct kit is available (e.g. boots and shin pads for football)


Lastly, please ensure ALL PE and clubs kit is clearly named as it makes it much easier to reunite children with the correct kit!


Girls' Challenge Festival 

23 girls from Years 5&6 had the opportunity to take part in Challenge Festival organised by the Dartmoor SSP, but run by our amazing Sports Captains.


There were six PE based activities to have a go at, with the aim to do your best and improve your score every time you tried. All the girls had great fun inspiring their friends and achieving some great performances. Well done to all involved.


Special thanks must go to the 10 amazing Year 6s who facilitated the event. Their organisation and leadership were a credit to themselves and the school, and we look forward to them organising more events in the future.

Year 6 Sports Captains Leadership Day


Our newly appointed House Sports Captains enjoyed an excellent day with Tammi Lethbridge from the Dartmoor School Sport Partnership. The focus was sports leadership and how to create playtime opportunities for all children at White Rock. An excellent day, enjoyed by all!

Year 5 at Reach Outdoors Climbing Wall


Year 5 have started their latest block of learning with Reach Outdoors at the Parkfield indoor climbing wall. There has been plenty of challenges to overcome in all aspects of climbing, with all the children being able to achieve their personal goals. 

Paignton League Football 2019-2020

This year's Paignton league football has now started for our representative teams for Years 5&6 and Years 3&4. Now extended to include teams from Brixham, the league is now more competitve than ever.


Year 5&6 started with one win and one loss from round one, but improved with every minute they played. With two more rounds to go they have every chance of making the top three play offs.


The Year 3&4 team played together for the very first time, played superbly well as a team, and enjoyed an excellent evening winning both of their fixtures to sit top of the league after one round.


Well done to all involved - you did yourselves and your school proud!

Dartmoor School Sport Partnership Year 3/4 Gymnastics Competition


On Tuesday 3rd March, some of our Year 3 and 4 children had the opportunity to take part in a Gymnastics competition at KEVICCs in Totnes with other schools. All the children had a great time and demonstrated excellent Gymnastics skills, both with the floor routine and using the vault. The A team came runners up and are through to the finals on Monday 16th March. The children were a credit to White Rock as always. Well done to all of them.

Year 6 PE Theory Lessons

Year 6 have been receiving extended PE lessons this year, allowing the delivery of a theory session at the start of each.


They now conduct a three-stage warm up at the start of each lesson themselves, can make it sport specific, and understand the reasons for doing so. They are also able to name and locate the major muscles and bones in the body and understand how they work and help us move.


SEND Primary FUN Festival

Eight of our Key Stage 2 children got the opportunity to attend a Primary FUN festival at KEVICCs in Totnes along with children from other schools. They had a great morning representing White Rock and especially enjoyed the assault course (as you can see from the photographs!). Well done to all of you - you were fantastic!

Round 1 - Totnes Learning Community Football League.

 An Unbeaten Start!

Congratulations to the 11 players that made up the squad for the Y5/6 team that will play in the Totnes Learning Community League this season.

Four games were played in round one, with White Rock earning two victories and two draws. A very solid start to the season - well done to all players!


Mr Leaman is doing a bit of modelling again...

We are collecting Team GB stickers with Aldi's kit for schools. Help us collect 300 stickers to complete our poster and we'll receive an exclusive sports kit, plus a chance to win £20,000!!!! 

The poster will be displayed at the back of the library in an easy accessible place. This is so you can send the stickers into school with your children and they can add the stickers to the poster themselves during break and lunch time or at the end of the day. When stickers are added there are little challenges the children can do, such as "Think of a snack that is good for a day at school" or " Arrive/Leave Assembly like a rock climber". This will help our children think more actively about a healthy life style.

We have two posters already but if we exceed that we can always ask for more! Let's get as many stickers as we can and absolutely SMASH this competition!

Go to your local Aldi store to collect TODAY! 


UPDATE: Huge thanks to everybody that helped! We managed to completely fill two posters with over 600 stickers which is an amazing effort! Posters have been sent back to Aldi and we await delivery of our two sports packs, and fingers crossed for the £20,000 draw prize! 


We are delighted to announce that we, White Rock Primary School, have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.

Our sporting achievements this year are too many to list, but highlights include success at Devon level at the Year 4 Quadkids athletics, at Partnership level in athletics, handball and tag rugby at A team to D team level. Our Year 4 team won the Paignton Football league, with the Year 6 team runners up in the KEVICC league. Attendance at various SEND festivals has also been an amazing experience for those children.

And who could forget Sports Day and Nursery Sports Day? Over 600 children competing for their houses with Brunel lifting the trophy again this year.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.

A special thanks must go to all of the children who have contributed to the gaining of this award this year. We look forward to applying once again in 2020!


Congratulations to the Year 5 athletics team who achieved 4th place at the Totnes Community Athletics Championships. This is a great result as they were competing against other teams of Year 6 children, and will give them good experience for next year. Very well done to all involved for your great efforts!



The Year 4 Quad Kids Athletics team represented the Dartmoor School Sports Partnership at the Devon Summer Games held at Exeter Arena. Having won the two previous qualifying rounds, this event put the children up against the best the rest of Devon had to offer.

16 teams competed in a 50m sprint, a throw, a jump and a 400m distance race. The White Rock team did us proud with their efforts, finishing in an amazing 5th place!  Very well done to all involved!



Scroll down for all images of sports day!


The Tuesday drop-in morning sports club achieved record numbers this week with over 30 children from Reception - Year Six being in school at 8.15am to take part in a dodgeball game! Amazing efforts from all with teamwork being very high and the interaction between the year groups at it's best.

Well done all, especially the Year 6 leaders for running such as successful session!

Tuesday 5th February - Year 5/6 High 5 Netball Tournament

Our Year 5/6 netball team had a great morning at the Dartmoor School Sports' Partnership High 5 Netball Tournament. There were 4 leagues and we came third in our league, having won one of our matches 7-0! Fantastic team spirit was demonstrated throughout all the matches. Well done to them all.

Tuesday 29th January - KS1 Aesthetics Festival

Some of our Year 2s had the opportunity to attend an aesthetics festival last Tuesday, where they were learning skills in Dance, Gymnastics, Trampolining and Yoga. The festival culminated in a whole group performance of a dance they had all learnt about superheroes. All the children had a fantastic time and it was a great experience for all.

Superhero Dance

Still image for this video

Year 5/6 Paignton League Football

The White Rock Year 5/6 Paignton League team made a great start to their season's campaign with a 7-0 win against King's Ash, followed by a 7-1 victory over Collaton St. Mary. Well done to all boys involved who organised themselves very well. We now look forward to Round 2 after Christmas.


Year 4 Paignton League Football

Congratulations to the Year 4 football team who had their first two matches on Monday 12th November. This was in the newly formed Paignton League held at PCSA. The boys played brilliantly and showed amazing team spirit to beat Oldway 8-1 and then Kings Ash 6-0.  Well done to all those involved!


Quadkids Gold for the Y4 Team

A huge well done to the Year 4 Quadkids Athletics team! A team of eight White Rock children competed in the Partnership finals held at KEVICC school. Every effort, of every child, in every event of the day counted towards our final points total where we finished in 1st place!

Not only did the children receive gold medals, White Rock will now represent the Dartmoor School Sport Partnership in the 2019 Devon Summer Games!  Congratulations to all involved!


Year 5/6 Quadkids Athletics

The White Rock Y5/6 Quadkids team took part in a number of running, jumping and throwing events. The results were very close at the end with our team finishing in a very good 5th place out of 12 teams. The children especially enjoyed winning the relay at the end where all school teams ran at the same time! Well done to all those involved.


SEND PE Festival

Seven White Rock children were taken to Teign School to enjoy a morning of activities designed specifically to be SEND inclusive. The children thoroughly enjoyed the sports they were playing, and look forward to returning later in the year.

Well done to all children that took part - you were brilliant!


Tag Rugby Tournament

at Newton Abbot RFC

White Rock were represented by two teams who enjoyed a full day of competitive tag rugby involving schools from across the Dartmoor Partnership. The Year 5&6 team worked exceptionally hard all day in a tough competition ending up 6th of the 13 schools entered. Well done to all involved with this team, especially the girls who improved immensely with every game.

The Year 4 team had an excellent tournament. All group games were won comfortably putting them through to the final against Bradley Barton. An excellent game saw both team score plenty of tries, but White Rock showed more quality as a team and came away victorious at full time. Well done to this team, and to Mr. Hobson for his inspirational coaching.



Thank you to Emily and Roxy from Bay Bouncers Community Gymnastics Club who visited White Rock to teach a Gymnastics lesson to all boys in Years 3 & 4. This may lead to some of our children representing Torbay at the South West Schools Games.

The White Rock Year 6 Sports Captains enjoy a climbing session with Reach Outdoors at the Parkfield Climbing Centre.


Extra Information for Extra Curricular Sports Clubs - Spring 2


MONDAY: 3.15pm - 4.30pm

Golf Club (at Torbay Golf Centre) Y3-5 (Maximum Number 12)


A six week progressive block of golf lessons delivered by Neil Holman and his team of professional coaches at TGC. Minibus transport provided by school.  Warm clothes required as club run outdoors.

Please do not apply if you have already taken part in this club in previous terms to allow the maximum amount of children to experience being able to learn golf.

This club is supported by the White Rock PE and Sport Premium funding.


TUESDAY: 3.15pm - 4.15pm

Boys Football Y5-6


This will provide training towards the selection for a Year 5 and 6 school team to play fixtures against other local schools this half term.

Full football kit needed, shin guards and football boots essential - you will not be allowed to play without them.


WEDNESDAY: 3.15pm - 4.15pm

Indoor Cricket Y1-2


Run in association with community coaches from Brixham Cricket Club held in the school hall.

This club will allow Y1&2 an introduction to the game of cricket, building the skills needed to be successful, as well as an introduction to the competitive game itself.

This club is supported by the White Rock PE and Sport Premium funding.


THURSDAY: 3.15pm - 4.15pm


Cheerleading club is open to all children in Years 3 and 4. We will be creating a series of short routines to music chosen by the children who attend. Don't worry if you have never danced or taken part in cheer leading before, this club is all about using poms to have fun and keep fit.


Year 6 prepare and practise delivering sporting activities to Year 1


White Rock Primary School Golf Club

This term has seen the launch of the White Rock Golf club in a new partnership with the Torbay Golf Centre.  Under the coaching of PGA professional Neil Holman, 12 children have started Friday night lessons for a six week block. 

Some pictures from a great start at lesson 1.

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