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 coming 3rd in both 2017 and 2018. We won the Swimming trophy at the District Gala in 2015 and 2016, came 2nd in 2017 and 1st in 2018, followed by 2nd in 2019. 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. For 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 we did one better and achieved the Gold Games Mark - something we are very proud of!
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 one 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. They also utilise the Dairy field for outside activities in the Summer terms.
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. They have also had access to outside coaching that has included Tag Rugby.
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. At the end of last year 93% of year 6 were able to:
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.
What is Sports Premium Grant?
Since 2013, the Government has provided funding to develop sport in schools. This funding to schools is ‘ring fenced,’ meaning that it can only be used to improve the provision of PE and sport as well as enhancing healthy lifestyles in either curricular or extra-curricular settings. Each primary school decides how best to allocate their money, providing choices follow the government guidance.
We are in the process of arranging Forest School training for members of the school staff we have been accompanying children to the Forest School sessions. Teachers have gained experience through watching and working alongside more experienced coaches.
Below is the spending and impact from the last 3 years.
Below are some photos highlighting sport at the school in 2018 -2019.