At Old Cleeve First School, we ensure the high-quality delivery and consistent teaching of PE, as well as increased opportunities for physical activity. It is our aim to provide a variety of opportunities for physical activity through an engaging extra-curricular offer, which include a range of physical activity opportunities throughout the school day. In addition this year, we have provided a range of competitive opportunities that allow pupils to develop their teamwork, leadership and social skills, whilst understanding the importance of how to compete in the right way. These competitive activities include; Inter School Cross Country, Catchball and Gymnastics, Intra School House Mini Marathon, Rounders and Football.
Additionally this year, we have also had a visit from Jack Rutter (Paralympian) and he has encouraged the pupils to raise money for their own sports equipment by making them take part in their own circuits activity, where pupils were sponsored to complete the activity.
As part of our PSHE curriculum, pupils learn about the importance of physical and mental health, as well as nutrition and sleep. As a school, we believe that this understanding combined with regular, purposeful physical activity will enable our pupils to become healthy and confident individuals, who will make sensible lifestyle choices and continue to engage in physical activity.
Government PE and Sports Funding
The government has provided additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Sports Grant 2021-22
This year, Old Cleeve First School has been allocated a Sports Grant. This funding has to be spent effectively and to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. We plan to use this funding:
To increase the engagement of pupils in active play and physical activity.
To raise the profile of PE/Sports across the school community in order to encourage more pupils to make more active lifestyle choices.
Through effective CPD by professional coaches, develop teachers’ confidence and skills for delivering high quality PE lessons.
To provide a wide range of sports opportunities outside PE lessons.
To increase the motivation and team spirit through healthy competition.
For example, we will be: