We believe that P.E. is an integral part of the curriculum, allowing children to experience various sporting activities and competing at different levels and abilities both in and outside school. All pupils have at least two hours plus P.E. per week. We encourage all children to participate in all lessons and events and offer a varied range of activities to suit all abilities. Sundridge and Brasted Primary School offers a large number of after school sporting activities which are open to all children and our sports teams have had success at a local and county level – including winning the small schools trophy at District Sports in 2014, the year 5 and 6 Relay trophy at District Sports in 2015 and the Swimming trophy at the District Gala in 2015 and 2016. Both our netball and football teams have gone from strength to strength over the last few years with monies from the sports premium helping with equipment and training resources. We have achieved Silver in the Schools Games Mark for both 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
PE is a very important part of learning and children become more confident using gross motor skills. By the end of their time in Reception class, they will have good control and co-ordination in large and small movements. They move confidently in a range of ways, safely negotiating space. Children will be able to use various pieces of apparatus. Pupils have 1 taught PE lesson inside focusing on control and co-ordination. Pupils have continual access to the climbing wall, bikes scooters, balls, and large building blocks.
We encourage and motivate all children to participate during the sessions and we offer a broad curriculum to enable all children to feel motivated and comfortable in all areas of P.E. These including dance, gymnastics, ball skills and a continuation focus on coordination and teamwork.
KS2 pupils follow an annual cycle which ensures they have 1 hour of dance or gymnastics and 1 hour of field sports or swimming. Swimming is taught to pupils throughout Key Stage 2 at Radnor House Swimming Pool and the success of these sessions has already been highlighted with our recent performances in the District Swimming galas.
KS2 pupils have wider opportunities to attend competitive events and tournaments outside school. The school has a very good relationship with the Sevenoaks Schools Partnership, who provide us with an events calendar and competitions. In the two summer terms KS2 are able to take part in Athletics club which is held in the Dairy Field. Every term all children in KS1 and KS2 take part in the Sevenoaks Schools Partnership Intra competitions from skipping to ball control.We also have inter house competitions set up by the Sports Captains in conjunction with the House Captains. These events are chosen by the children in their house meetings.
Sports Premium Grant
to fund improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of pupils aged 5-11 years old, so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles for the year 2017-2018. We intend to spend this year's allocation on:
1/ New equipment in order for us to participate in a wider variety of sports. Approx: £800.
2/ High quality coaching from the Sevenoaks partnership clubs to up skill staff. Approx: £1,000.
3/ Sports Team PE kits for children and staff to raise the profile of sport. Approx: £600.
4/ Membership of the Sevenoaks partnership to ensure good participation in their events including intra competitions. Approx: £450.
5/ We are looking at spending the majority of the funding to set up, equip and staff a Forest School for all pupils to participate in. Approx: £10,000. Research indicates this is a great way of ensuring children remain active. See below:
Lovell R, states in her 2009 research (An evaluation of physical activity at Forest School) “Forest School is a valuable source of school based physical activity insofar as the children engaged in significantly higher levels of physical activity than they did during typical school days. Furthermore, despite significant differences in the levels of physical activity between the genders on both the two control day types, there was no significant difference on the Forest School days.” These Forest School studies (Slade et al, 2013; Roe and Aspinall, 2011; O’Brian and Murray, 2007), all concluded that when exploring comparisons between Forest School sessions and PE lessons, children agreed that Forest School sessions were more active, the environment was very different, they had more freedom and had the opportunity to express their creativity in Forest School sessions when compared to their PE lessons. Austin, Knowles and Sayer 2013 research: Investigating the effectiveness of Forest School sessions on children’s physical activity levels concludes “Forest School sessions are a successful intervention in increasing children’s physical activity levels. Increased physical activity levels and utilisation of the natural environment is also extended to wider family members, meaning less engagement in sedentary behaviour.
6/ Fund an Apprentice Sports TA through K Sports to deliver structured activities at break times, extra clubs and sports provision in the afternoons. Approx: £2,640.
7/ Ensure our new HLTA (Specialist trained PE teacher) continues with extra curricular clubs. Approx: £500.
8/ Continue to develop our local club links by employing club coaches to up-skill teachers and staff and ensure a high level of provision. Approx: £1,000.
We will review our Sports Premium funding twice a year. This enables us to review the expenditure, its impact and ensure sustainable improvement. We are committed to ensuring that this money is spent effectively and its impact measured.
This action plan will be reviewed when the new Ofsted criteria are published in November 2017.
Below is the spending and impact from last year.
Dare to Believe Event
Children from Year 5 and 6 experienced disabled sports activities arranged through Allianz who sponsor the Paralympic sports. They were able to take part in a number of inclusive sports and learnt a lot from the experience. Below are some photographs showing what they got up to.