PE and Sports Premium 2019/2020
The Government allocated £150 million to support and improve the provision of physical education in primary schools from September 2013. We receive the grant for pupils in Year 1 to Year 6 in two instalments across two financial years.
|Total Eligible Pupils||316||315||319|
|Grant in Financial Year||£10,693||£7,637||£18,428|
Physical Education, our Philosophy
As a minimum, pupils take part in the two statutory PE lessons per week where they learn a variety of skills and increase their knowledge of science, connected to physical exercise. They learn to play a range of sports including dance, athletics, karate and football. Teachers take their class for a daily mile-a –day walk around the school grounds, which may involve chanting rhymes or number facts. We offer pupils in year 1-6 a number of other opportunities to be involved in sports during breakfast club, at lunchtime and after school. We offered thirteen after school clubs; almost 46% are sports, such as multi-skills, karate and lunchtime basketball. Sports day takes place each summer and they continue to be traditional, competitive days where pupils compete individually for gold, silver and bronze medals and as a member of their house for trophies. Inter-house sports have been introduced. Year 5 pupils have the opportunity to take part in Bikability training which teaches them road safety skills. There is a residential visit for Year 6 including canoeing, high wires and caving. Special events (e.h. Mile End Climbing Wall) are organised most years which give pupils the opportunity to take part in a broader range of physical activities and learn new skills.
KS2 pupils learn to swim through weekly swimming lessons at the local leisure centre. We now have a second all weather play area purchased in part by the Sports Premium enabling more coaching of team games. We buy into an annual SLA with Cumberland School where they train pupils and staff in physical education. Some of the events arranged by Cumberland are cross country running, mini olympics, dance mats, archery, tennis, rugby, football and basketball tournaments.
We are committed to sporting activities that teach many of the skills such as perseverance and discipline needed for academic achievements as well.