We believe that PE is an integral part of the curriculum, allowing children to experience various sporting activities both in school during PE lessons but also at sporting events hosted by the Sevenoaks Partnership. All pupils have two hours of PE per week. We encourage every child to actively participate in all lessons so they can experience a wide range of sports during their time at Sundridge & Brasted and create a love for sport.
In line with the PE and Sports Premium document, there are five key aspects:
1. Engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
At break time and lunchtime, there is a rota of different sports available to play on specific days which are upheld by the members of staff on duty. After school, we provide various sporting clubs such as football club, judo, and dance all of which are taught by an experienced, qualified coach. Below is a breakdown of what is available at each stage of the school.
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 become more confident and competent in their ability to balance, be agile and have coordination both individually and in a group using small and large movements. Doing so will allow them to move with added certainty when changing direction and negotiating space. Children will be able to use various pieces of apparatus such as the boulder wall, bikes, scooters, balls, and large building blocks. In the summer terms, the children also use the Dairy field for outdoor learning and sport. All of which will improve their cooperative skills in challenging situations.
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 PE. These include various sports such as dance, gymnastics as well as ball orientated sports such as netball which focusses on ball skills, coordination, and teamwork. The children also have access to outside coaching that includes Tag Rugby which allows them to participate in team games and develop simple attacking and defending tactics. All of these help them to master basic movements and continued development of their balance, agility, and coordination.
KS2 pupils have 2 hours of taught sport a week. Swimming is taught at KS2 using the facilities at Kemsing Primary School, and these sessions have given the children who do not swim outside of school, the opportunity to be taught the correct technique by a qualified swimming instructor. Those who swim outside of school are challenged to keep improving. 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, which provide us with an events calendar and competitions.
Whole School Events
Last year (2021-22), the school hosted several half-day sporting events. Each class was taught by a qualified professional. We had a skipping day with Skippy John in which every class and child had a go at skipping and were taught how to skip. The further up the school the more evident the progression of difficulty was which was shown in our class performances. We also welcomed Dominic Taylor (Kent Community Cricket Coach) who provided the children with a cricket engagement day which consisted of each class having a 1-hour session and then one whole school assembly.
This academic year (2022-23), we have the PE lead at Kemsing Primary school, Ms Lauren Norris, provide 1 hour of PE each week with each class working on various aspects of the PE curriculum.
2. The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
Currently, we have 2 year 6 children who have taken on the role of sports leader and are working alongside our PE lead, Mr Chaloner, to improve aspects of sport around the school. At break time and lunchtime, there is a rota of different sports available to play on specific days which are upheld by the members of staff on duty.
3. Increased confidence, knowledge, and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
We have brought in a PE scheme, 'PE Planning', which has provided the staff with a high-quality resource to help our pupils reach their sporting potential, but also has allowed them to assess the children to appraise their strengths and weakness, and their next steps. As previously mentioned last year, we were able to host several sporting events which provided a good opportunity for all staff to watch an experienced, qualified coach teach their specific sport. The staff were able to watch three vastly unique styles of coaching (skipping, cricket and tag rugby) and how they were able to get their lesson objectives across. This year, we have the PE lead at Kemsing Primary school, Ms Lauren Norris, provide 1 hour of PE each week with each class working on various aspects of the PE curriculum. This will allow staff to observe another style of coaching but also allow them to work alongside a PE specialist. Additionally, we are enjoying Forest School this year and staff accompanying children to the Forest School sessions are gaining experience through watching and working alongside more experienced coaches.
4. Broader experience of a range of sports and physical activities offered to all pupils
After school (in the 3 to 6 pm window), we provide various sporting clubs such as football club, judo, and dance all of which are taught by an experienced, qualified coach. With our mixed class in our PE lessons, we make sure that the pupils experience different sports when they move from Reception to year 1, from year 2 to 3 and from year 4 to 5 with the one consistent being Outdoor Adventurous Activity (OAA) as that is a requirement of the PE national curriculum. Having this approach will allow our pupils to experience a wide range of sports and physical activities so they fall in love with sport.
5. Increased participation in competitive sport
At Sundridge and Brasted, we try our best to make sure that we are actively encouraging pupils to participate in school games such as our annual sports morning which has different athletics events like tug of war, obstacle course and much more. For outside-of-school events, we make sure that every child has the opportunity to experience a high-quality sporting event in a sport that can challenge themselves with or a completely new sport entirely. Below is a list of the events we competed in last year (2021-22).
Events competed in the academic year 2021-22
Our aim the academic year 2022/23 is to compete and attend as many sporting events as possible. Below are the events we have attended so far, this academic year.
Events competed in the academic year 2022-23
What is the 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 enhance healthy lifestyles in either curricular or extra-curricular settings. Each primary school decides how best to allocate their money, providing choices following the government guidance.