What is the PE and sports premium?
The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sports activities they offer to pupils.
Schools must spend the funding to improve the quality of PE and sports activities they offer to pupils, but they are free to choose the best way of using the money. However the government suggests that schools can use the funding to:
- hire specialist PE teachers
- hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
- provide existing staff with teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
- run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- run sports activities with other schools
We believe that physical exercise not only improves health, reduces stress and improves concentration, but also promotes correct physical growth and development. Exercise has a positive influence on academic achievement, emotional stability and interaction with others. Through sport and other physical activities, our children will learn about their responsibilities both as individuals members of groups and teams. They learn to cooperate and to compete fairly, understanding their own and other’s roles.
Our aims are through physical education we teach and develop physical competence, an appreciation of skilled and creative performances, understanding of basic principles of ‘fair play’ and improve interpersonal skills. We achieve this by:
- following a broad and balanced PE curriculum fulfilling the National Curriculum;
- giving every child the opportunity to swim at least 25m;
- developing the fitness of the individual, by ensuring a good pace in lessons and incorporating fitness activities into physical education lessons as appropriate;
- integrating, where possible, into other curriculum areas, for example, the use of athletics data in maths & ICT;
- developing programmes that meet the needs of all children, providing equal opportunities, making allowances for children with disabilities and medical conditions, taking into account children with special educational needs, through modified programmes;
- involving the community where possible, for example, Sports Day, sports leaders from Waldegrave Secondary School, clubs, inter-school matches, outside coaching personnel and resources.
- providing enjoyable experiences, where positive attitudes of sensitivity, leadership, co-operation, competition and tolerance may develop.
Each year we publish how we have spent our allocation.
Nelson’s netball team played their first two matches on Monday against Heathfield and Bishop Perrin. With these games being the team’s first competitive matches, they did extremely well with an 18-0 win over Heathfield, followed swiftly with a 19-5 victory over Bishop Perrin.
On Monday 2nd December the Year 6 netball team went to Heathfield’s with Mr Abbott and Mrs Ward and played two netball matches. These netball matches were probably our best match yet. Everybody played so well and we all played as a team. The other teams did well but I think we really tried. Firstly, we played Heath-fields and the score was 18-0 to us. Next, we played Bishop Perrin and the score was 19-5 to us. We all enjoyed it and played our best. By Demi, Year 6.
Last week I was in a dance show called ‘What a night’. I did four dances: tap, jazz, ballet and the finale. I won the Best Primary Dancer trophy. I was really surprised and really happy. I really enjoyed the shows and am looking forward to the next one.
Year 2 Pupil
On Thursday 7th the tag rugby team took part in the Harlequins rugby festival. The day was non-competitive so referees were not keeping score and the team did exceptionally well. They won games, lost games and drew games but used the day to just enjoy the sport. The team chemistry grew throughout and the children used the matches to try new things in difficult match situations.
On Wednesday the girl’s football team took on the NPL tournament. They have been training hard since the start of the school year and this was their first time playing any opposition together as a team.
In the group stages, they won 2, drew 2 and lost 1 meaning they’d qualified through to the cup. It wasn’t the usual plate, meaning they’d finished in the top three in their group. Through to the last 16, the girls faced a good team. They drew the match 0-0 and went into the dreaded golden goal. With literally seconds left of the match, the opposition caught us on the counter-attack and managed to score, meaning the end of their NPL journey. Now we have the league and the golden grill tournament to work towards. Well done.