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.
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.
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 2016-2017. We intend to spend this year's allocation on:
1/ New equipment in order for us to participate in a wider variety of sports.
2/ High quality coaching from the Sevenoaks partnership clubs to up skill staff, including sports we have not tried before like Rugby.
3/ Sports Team PE kits for children and staff to raise the profile of sport.
4/ Membership of the Sevenoaks partnership to ensure good participation in their events including intra competitions.
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.