P.E and Sports Premium
At Waterbeach Community Primary School we feel that Physical Education plays an important role in helping us to fulfil our vision statement of Learning, Laughter, and Friendship. We work hard to develop physical activity through curriculum time and extra-curricular activities and to create new P.E opportunities. Our aim is to encourage all children, regardless of their age or ability, to lead physically active and healthy lifestyles.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is continuing to provide schools with PE and sport premium funding based on the number of pupils in years 1 to 6. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. Here at Waterbeach that will mean around £18,980 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. We are free to choose how to spend this money.
See below for the current sports premium spend...
Enhancing our PE and physical activity curriculum.
The PE lessons taught aim to engage and inspire all pupils. Pupils receive at least 2 hours of scheduled PE curriculum time per week and over the year will participate in dance, gymnastics, outdoor games, athletics and swimming lessons, supported by the Cambridgeshire Scheme of work for Physical Education.
Within these lessons, we teach a wide variety of sports, both during the school day, and as extra-curricular clubs. We encourage and facilitate children with organising their own lunchtime clubs and offer adult led lunchtime clubs such as football, cross-country, Pilates, KS1 dance club and a Stay Active club on a Friday.
The school is also keen to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for pupils throughout the year. These include Dance and Cheerleading, Netball, Ballet, Multi sports, Triathlon, Yoga, Tae Kwon Do, Gymnastics and Archery.
In Year 6 we deliver a Sports Leadership programme. The pupils use this to lead games and activities in the Key Stage 1 play ground during lunchtimes.
P.E Sporting Events.
The school continues to hold its annual sporting events throughout the year. All events aim to be inclusive and enjoyable for children, with an overarching competitive element.
In September, we hold our KS1 and KS2 fun Sports Day. With children working together in their house teams to complete as many courses of the different sports activities.
In March, we continue with our successful event called ‘Mud Runner’. This fantastic event involves a mixture of endurance cross-country running, crawling on water areas and under cargo nets, for children in Years 1-6.
In June/July, we have our Swimming Gala days. Where parents are invited to watch their children, from Foundation Stage through to Year 5/6, take part in different swimming races and show off their swimming skills.
Parents are invited to attend all of our annual events to support and encourage their children to compete on the day. These events have generated lots of positive feedback from parents.
We are lucky to be part of the South Cambridgeshire Schools Sport Partnership. This allows us to access different intra school competitions for Y3-6. We continue to get involved in wider school competitions such as Football, Orienteering Development, Adapted Multi Sport, New Age Kurling and Cross Country Events. We also regularly attend year group specific Sports Festivals hosted by Cottenham Village College.
The golden mile initiative was introduced April 2016 has had a great impact upon the children’s physical fitness with the average child running 1-2 miles per day, this activity has had a direct effect on the children’s ability to join team sports because they are so much fitter than their peers.
Our children now have quality sports training and opportunities to try a number of different sporting activities through our range of extra- curricular clubs. After school clubs are all well attended and we are always looking to add new and exciting clubs. It is our hope that this will eventually lead to all children having access to extracurricular sports activities at some point in the school year.
Our subject leader has had opportunities to learn about the role and is continually developing the provision for the subject. The school is well resourced and all resources are accessible for teaching and learning.
How are we using the Sports premium money in 2017 – 18?
– AMOUNT £14, 984
We have continued to be involved with the South Cambridgeshire Schools Sports Partnership. This allows our children to continue to take part in Sports festivals for each year group at Cottenham Village College. This also allows us to access a range of Inter School Competitions such as Cross Country and Football.
We have continued to offer schemes such as ‘Bikeability’ to our KS2 children and ‘Balanceability’ to our EYFS/KS1 children. We also acquired a set of balance bikes for the school so that children can continue with provision to improve skills, balance and physical development.
The funding has paid for a specialist coach to support the teaching of PE in school and to run out of hour’s school clubs, which we have been able to subsidise for parents and offer free to children who are eligible for Pupil Premium funding.
We have used our money to continue with our whole school events. These include the daily Golden Mile run, which enables all children to improve physical fitness and mental stimulation, the Mud Runner Event and Swimming Galas.
We have also continued to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for pupils throughout the year. These include Dance, Cambridge United Football, ballet, triathlon, Tae Kwon Do, gymnastics, multi-sports and athletics. We are also able to offer new extra- curricular clubs including yoga, sport stacking, archery and fencing.