Latest News: Pupils arriving at school for 8:45am each day can really Make A Difference. During this M.A.D time pupils are guided in self reviewing their work from the day before or completing a variety of activities which may be the foundation for activities undertaken later on in the day. We would be very grateful if pupils could arrive in class at 8:45am to allow them to make the most of this time.

PE and Sport Premium

The PE and Sports Premium for 2018/19 is £19,240.

All children benefit from a comprehensive PE programme. Staff have confidence, knowledge and skills in teaching PE and sport which continue to have a high profile in school. Sporting activities continue to be well resourced, games lessons are taught on a high quality artificial grass surface and are very rarely missed due to inclement weather.

Games Lessons

  • High quality games lessons that cover major sports including football, netball, hockey, cricket, tennis, tag-rugby and athletics.
  • Good progression of skills throughout the school.
  • Consistency of approach and continuity of teaching.
  • Excellent use of time and resources.
  • All children take part in two games lessons a week.
  • Two staff are teaching lessons which enables games/matches to be closely monitored so there is a high transference of skills developed in the earlier part of the lesson.
  • Individual needs are well met.

Swimming Lessons

  • A specialist swimming teacher leads swimming lessons which are provided for all the children. Children participate in a half termly course of swimmimg lessons in Years 3,4 5 and 6.
  • 88% of our current Year 6 pupils are able to swim confidently, competently and efficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres. Those children can also use a range of strokes effectively and are confident in self-rescue.
  • We are currently investigating establishing an intensive swimming intervention programme to support children who can't swim.

Gymnastics Lessons

  • All children participate on regular lessons which focus on the core skills of gymnastics.

Dance Lessons

  • All children participate in regular dance lessons to improve movement, co-ordination and expression. Our programme includes exploring dance form a range of different cultures.

PE and Sports Participation

  • Mini-tournaments started in games lessons are extended to an intra-school competition in each of the games taught. All pupils are involved in these.
  • Children are involved in regular after school clubs in a range of sports: football, tennis, tag rugby, cricket, table tennis, karate and dance.
  • Special events such as our ‘Mini-Marathon’ and ‘World Cup’ are organised and enjoyed by the vast majority of pupils. 300 boys and girls were all involved in our ‘World Cup’ playing officiated games during lunchtimes, as part of leagues within the competition.
  • We have established links with our local tennis club which provide opportunities for children to join a local club and develop their skills/interests further.
  • Healthy active lifestyles are taught and promoted.
  • Fair play and co-operation are important aspects of our games teaching and sports programme.
  • Children are involved in competitive sports.
  • Children are involved in residential outdoor activities which are available to all year groups.

Lunchtimes and Playtimes

  • Children are encouraged to be physically active in playtimes and lunchtimes and are involved in a range of different games on both the playground and our school field.
  • Our tyre park is well used by children at playtimes who enjoy developing their balance and agility.
  • A range of equipment including football posts, footballs, skipping ropes, basketball hoops etc are provided to encourage active play.
  • Lunchtime assistants encourage children to be active during playtimes.
  • Every effort is made to ensure that playtimes are outside with children dressing appropraitely for cold weather.

Extra-Curricular activities

  • We are committed to running a wide range of extra-curricular activities that extend and develop the PE curriculum and promote children's participation in sporting and other physical activities. We facilitate high quality clubs that run on a weekly basis and are kept low cost for parents in dance, tag rugby, football, tennis (we use the local tennis club and coach), karate, football, girls' only football, table tennis. We are always reviewing and extending the range of clubs we offer depending on interest shown.

Spending

Amount received – £19,240

Salary for additional Teaching Assistant to support games lessons (ensuring there are two members of staff teaching every lesson) – £12,193

African dancing and drumming workshop Year 4 - £400

Contribution towards residential trips - £2000

Additional equipment – £3,327

Medals, etc for competitions – £320

Mini-Marathion Event  - £1,000

Impact on standards

The Sports grant continues to have a very positive impact for children:

- sport and physical activity are high profile within the school throughout the year.

- regular physical activity and sport have  positive effect on levels of concentration and learning across the curriculum.

- there is greater participation in intra-school competition and events

- increased participation in after school clubs in a range of sport

- more children are becoming involved with local sports clubs in a range of sports, notably tennis, football and athletics

 - increased levels of fitness amongst children (termly fitness tests are undertaken as part of games lessons)

- PE and sports are very popular with children - children enjoy their lessons, put in a lot of effort and enjoy the wide range of sports on offer.

- Children's love of sport and the buzz created by our sporting activities is a factor in maintaining high attendance.

- Levels of co-operation between children, understanding of fair play and rules continue to improve.

- Overall standard of performance continues to develop because of the additional input into the teaching of games lessons.

- There is a broad range of sports and activities offered to the children.

Online Safety

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