Physical Education and sports premium funding
At Emsworth Primary School we offer a wide range of physical activities through our curriculum and clubs outside school hours. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.
Early Years (EY)
Through the physical development elements of the curriculum we provide our EY pupils with time and space to enjoy energetic play daily. We provide large portable equipment that children can move about safely and cooperatively to create their own structures. The children practise movement skills through games with a range of equipment and we plan activities where children can practise moving in different ways and at different speeds, balancing, target throwing, rolling, kicking and catching. Physical development in the Early Years curriculum includes activities to develop fine and gross motor skills. The children participate in 'Activate' and activities such as 'Funky Fingers', hand gym and play dough on a daily basis.
Key Stage 1
Pupils master basic movements which include running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and coordination. They participate in team games developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. Pupils perform dances using simple movement patterns.
Key Stage 2
Pupils develop their skills in running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They learn how to play competitive games and apply defending and attacking principles. Pupils develop flexibility, strength and technique, control and balance through athletics and gymnastics.
Pupils perform dances using a range of movement patterns and take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
Pupils develop the ability to reflect and compare their performances with previous and demonstrate improvement and adaptation.
In Year 5 our pupils have swimming instruction and are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m. They learn a range of strokes and the ability to perform self rescue in different water based situations.
The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.
The school uses the PE and sport premium funding to develop the professional skills of the teaching staff and to enhance the curriculum and provide a range of opportunities for the pupils at the school. The school received £9280 in Sports Premium for the current financial year (from April 2017). This funding contributes towards specialist PE coaches who work alongside teachers, providing multi sport after school clubs, purchasing equipment and professional development for the teaching staff. This academic year the staff are receiving training in the teaching of dance and athletics.
The funding for the year 2016/17 was spent as follows:
- Active Sport 365 professional sports coaches £4,400
- Professional development of teaching staff by Outstanding teachers in PE £1,800
- Sports equipment to enhance the CPD £2,607
- Specialist cricket coaching £100
The impact of this expenditure was as follows:
- Improved teaching skills of athletics and dance as observed by coach and SLT
- Pupil feedback was positive regarding new skills being learnt, particularly in athletics with specialised equipment, e.g. javelins.
- Specialist cricket coaching led to participation in local tournaments in 2017 which resulted in improved bowling skills leading to a 6th place achievement out of 12 schools who participated!
After school clubs
Clubs currently on offer include karate, football, multi skills, dance and drama. These clubs are either free or fees can be subsidised if families have difficulty financing them. Our Years 5 and 6 football team plays in the Havant league and we enter local competitions with Havant Cricket Club. In celebration assemblies children bring in certificates and trophies from their sports participation outside school and we enjoying hearing about their achievements.
In the summer term we hold a sports day where children have the opportunity to participate in a range of events. We strive to achieve a balance between competitive and inclusive events. Children participate in their whole school teams and a trophy is awarded to the Year 6 captains of the winning team.