Mere Road, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 4AR


Finmere Church Of England Primary School

‘Challenging all to shine’

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PE Achievements

At the end of term we gathered together to celebrate our PE achievements from the year. We were delighted to receive the news that we had achieved the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark at GOLD level in recognition of all our PE work across the year.

The School Games, which is funded by Sport England and delivered by the Youth Sport Trust, is a government led programme designed to deliver competitive school sport to all young people.

Each School Games Mark application is divided into four sets of questions. They cover the following basic topics...

* Participation - how many young people at your school are being engaged in sporting activity?

* Competition - how many different sports are being played and how many competitions are being entered?

* Workforce - how many pupils are involved in leadership activities alongside taking part in competitions?

* Clubs - how many local links does your school have with clubs or establishments from the area?

As you can imagine we were delighted to receive the news that we have achieved the Gold award.

Many thanks to Mrs Formby, our PE lead and to Mrs Sargent, our NOSSP PE mentor, for all their hard work collating the Games Mark application and for their dedication to PE and promotion of active, healthy lifestyles across the school.

For more information about School Games see the video link below:

Another exciting event in our PE assembly was the announcement of the House Cup winners for 2017-2018. Over the past few weeks there have been many opportunities for pupils to earn additional housepoints, including a housepoint for each lap run at our Race for Life event.

It was a very close contest, but this year the House Cup was presented to RED HOUSE, with a total of 2263 points. The red ribbons have been added to the cup and it is now proudly on display in the school hall.

House Captain, Jake Rose accepted the Cup on behalf of his house and graciously said well done to his House members and the Blue and Yellow Houses, who gained 1924 and 2257 respectively.

Congratulations everyone.

Swimming Gala - July 2018

For able swimmers  in year 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 with other Bicester Schools

Diamond Cricket - July 2018

Cooper School partnership cricket event for pupils in year 3, 4, 5 & 6

Race for Life July - 2018

A charity event to raise funds for a charity, whole school event

Sports Day 2018 - June 2018

We had a fantastic Sports Day in June.  Well done to all of the pupils and thank you for attending the afternoon activities to support the children. 

 The children were competing for year group records and setting their own personal bests.  We will be re-visiting many of the activities over the next few weeks during PE .

 We can share some of the results below:


New records

yr 1 30m sprint



yr 2 30m sprint



yr 3/4 boys 40m sprint

Will T


yr 2 speed bounce


(Joint with Tessa in 2017)


yr 3/4   boys standing long jump

Will T


yr 3/4 girls standing long jump



year 2 standing long jump



(joint with Kaelan 2017)




yr R beanbag throw



yr  3/4 girls triple jump






Setting records – (new record for 2018)

yr 3/4  girls chest push



yr  3/4 boys chest push

Jake C


yr 5/6 girls chest push



yr 5/6 boys chest push



yr 5/6 girls 50m sprint



yr 5/6 girls standing long jump



yr 5/6 girls triple jump




Tennis Coaching - summer 2018

From 18/6/18 – 16/7/18

Let's Dance Club - summer 2018

14 June 2018 - 5 July 2018

Quad Kids Athletics - June 2018

Cooper School Partnership athletics event for year 3, 4, 5 & 6

Swimming June/July 2018

Swimming for all pupils in years 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Games Club - summer 2018

Week 1 – Monday 14 May

Week 2 – Monday 21 May


Week 3 – Monday 11 June

Week 4 – Monday 18 June

Week 5 – Monday 25 June

Week 6 – Monday 2 July

Gym Competition - March 2018

Pupils in Year 2, 3, 4 & 5 competing against children from other Oxfordshire schools.

Multi Skills Festival - March 2018

Cooper School Partnership festival for pupils in Year 1 & 2.

Whole School PE Day - March 2018

Swimming February/March 2018

Swimming for all pupils in years 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Gymnastics and Yoga Club - Spring 2018

From 16/1/18 to 13/3/18

Multi Skills Festival - January 2018

Cooper School Partnership festival for pupils in Year 2 & 3.

GB athlete Visit - December

In December we were joined by Gerald Matthew, TEAM GB sprinter.

Gerald gave an inspirational assembly to all the children and then worked with each class to deliver an exciting PE lesson. All the children and staff were excited to meet Gerald and we enjoyed hearing him answer all the children’s questions, including who his favourite football team is and what his favourite colour is?

Some pupils were lucky enough to wear some of Gerald’s medals and all the children were especially excited to learn how to officially start a sprint race with Gerald teaching us the correct foot and hand positions for Ready, Set, Go…

Gerald shared with us his journey from school sport to local and national recognition, including his recent selection for Team GB. Gerald’s message promoting ‘constant application’ was a really important one for us all; even when things become hard and we feel like giving up, working hard every day to get a little bit better at a skill or task, really will bring rich rewards.

Thank you Gerald for an inspirational morning.

See photos above of Gerald with our pupils.

Inclusion Festival for Girls - December 2017

Cooper School Partnership festival for girls in Years 2 - 6. See photos below.

Swimming November/December 2017

Swimming for all pupils in years 3, 4, 5 & 6.

Football - October 2017

Cooper School Partnership festival for pupils in Years 3 - 6

Games Club - Autumn 2017

From 3/10/17 to 28/11/17


Congratulations from North Oxfordshire School Sport Partnership to Finmere Primary School, the first @YourSchoolGamesMark GOLD of 2017

The smallest school doing BIG brilliant things!’


Mere Road, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire MK18 4AR