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Sports Premium Funding At Normandy Primary School


We are proud to annouce that we have been awarded the BRONZE Award for the Schools Games Mark. Next year, we are aiming to achieve the Silver Award. 

 

Sports Premium Funding 2018-2019

 

Estimated allocation for 2018 - 2019 - £21,260

 

Physical Education is vital for all students due to the many aspects of health it can improve. What adds more to the importance of PE is that there is a wide range of evidence that clearly shows just how much being physically active improves cognitive ability. Together, both increased health and mental focus can result in greater well-being. Knowing this, we here at Normandy Primary school aim to develop, not only physical skills, techniques, motor skills, knowledge of sports and rules, but also students that continue to feel positive about themselves and their work.

 

Through the delivery of PE lessons, after-school clubs, sports days and special workshops, we praise the efforts and achievements of our students as well as support them in striving to improve further. We encourage both positive and respectful individuality as well as cooperation and team work when approaching activities in PE and all other subjects.

 

Being physically active is a large part of life here at Normandy Primary. The types of activities our students take part in throughout the school over the year are:

  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Swimming
  • Tag-Rugby
  • Football
  • Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Hockey
  • Bench ball
  • Athletics
  • Dodge ball
  • Gymnastics
  • Games to improve Motor skills
  • Skipping

The children use the sports hall, the playground and the school field for the activities as well as a wide range of PE and sports equipment.

 

Sports Participation and Attainment

What Normandy Primary is providing are opportunities for the children to attempt and succeed at activities/challenges and sports that they may not have otherwise be exposed to. By providing as many clubs, workshops and experiences as we can, the children are accomplishing activities that they have never done before and coming back with a new found confidence, fitness and focus. This has happened throughout the year groups over the year and has led to children signing up for the extra clubs we have offered. Our pupil’s sustained attendance and interest in these clubs is key to finding out the effect the Sports Premium budget is having on the children of Normandy Primary school.

The effect that the funding has had on pupils’ sports participation and attainment has been significant. The Sports Premium funding has been used to continue to build up our clubs and workshops at Normandy Primary adding to such clubs as GT sports Multi Sports, Concept for Football clubs, School Games Mark opportunities, #SkipHop, the skipping workshop run over 3 days by Lee Collinson, and Multicultural dance workshops that we already provide.

 

Wake Up Club

A new addition is the Wake Up club, which has taken place each morning since February and has had an 80 to 100% attendance. Pupil feedback has been 100% positive in that they are happy about attending the club and feel energised afterwards. The punctuality of these children has improved greatly because of this club.

 

Tag Rugby

A tag rugby tournament run by the School Games Mark that was attended at the beginning of our year by year 5 and 6 girls resulted in 75% + of the attendees wanting to not only attend the next tag rugby tournament but also to bring it back into school. This was added and resulted in not only the girls wanting to continue to play tag rugby, but also the boys.

 

Challenge Festivals

Children from years 3 and 4 visited Hurstmere to take part in a Challenge Festival against other local primary schools. Our children did fantastically and 100% of the children wished to return one day in the future because of how fun and engaging the challenges were.

 

Multicultural

We have had two multicultural dance workshops (one in the spring and one in the summer) for each class throughout the school with dance routines from all around the world; these linked very nicely with our SMSC, geography and Cultural Capital.

 

Netball Club

On Fridays we now have a netball club which has been attended by children from years 4 and 5. The feedback has been positive and children who have been attending are enthusiastic about it continuing next year.

 

Dance Club

We also have a dance club with Mrs Gill that exposes them to different styles of dance, which also gets 75-100% attendance each week.

 

Looby Lou

Looby Lou visited for the autumn term and ran both a lunchtime fitness club for all children to attend along with class workshops for nursery through to year 2, which involved fitness, balance, coordination and motorskill development. 

 

Sustainability

To sustain the effects of the Sports Premium Budget we provide lunch time clubs that continue the skills learned in PE, activities and workshops. Lunchtime clubs have taken place with no cost to parents, allowing lots of children to take part. The CPD provided by the coaches for the teachers has up levelled the teacher’s capabilities and now provide even better PE lessons. New equipment has been purchased to make the lessons, activities, challenges and workshops even more engaging, which will also contribute to increased enthusiasm in Sports Day.

Knowing that the Sports Premium budget is continuing is great as it allows us to continue to provide what it enables us to, but also, it exposes us as teachers to what we can do if it is no longer funded – a wide variety of physical activities from sports/games/activities/challenges and more mild-mannered physical activity. Providing a wide experience is always our focus.

 

Swimming

  1. What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres? 61%
  2. What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively? 71%
  3. What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations? 44%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Premium Funding 2017-2018

 

Our allocation for 2017 - 2018 - £21,260

 

The purpose of the Sports Premium Budget is multi-facted. It should provide children with experiences and opportunities that they may not have otherwise been exposed to, to further their understanding of physical activity, as well as health and fitness to, ultimately stand them in a good stead for a healthy future where the risks of health related issues are reduced. The Sports Premium budget will also be used to fund workshops and special guests that can inform the children about the underlying topics of Physical Education - Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyles, Leadership, Mind-set and Resilience.

 

Teacher Professional Development

 

As in previous years, a staff audit of PE skills was carried out in September. Part of the allocation shall be spent on sending teachers on PE training courses over the year in the area that they need to develop or refresh.

 

'Sharing Good Practice' is a system used within the school and the PE Subject Leader is able to take PE lessons in various classes whilst the class teacher observes. This has proved hugely successful in the past and assists teachers in their teaching of high quality PE, not to mention raise their confidence. Money for supply cover will be used to release the PE Subject Leader from class to enable this to continue.

 

GT Sports

 

This year, we are continuing to use our funding to provide coaches from GT Sport to work alongside our teachers to develop and support them. GT Sports will continue to work with all year groups throughout the year, supporting staff on alternate weeks, enabling staff to teach PE lessons themselves, to consolidate their own CPD.

 

Concept 4 Football

 

As well as this, we have employed Concept 4 Football, a team that impressed during a free workshop to our Year 3 children before the 2018 Summer holiday. Due to the overwhelmingly positive feedback, we have asked them to work with us. Since September, they have provided a Monday lunchtime sessions and Wednesday after-school football session for KS1 children.

 

Loopy Lou

 

Another attraction we have at Normandy Primary School is Loopy Lou: a dance teacher that has been working with our children during the school day. Loopy Lou started with us during Summer Term 2 of 2018 and because of a greater interest in dance and an increase in attention towards dance on Tuesdays when this club is provided, we have continued this workshop as well.

 

After School Clubs

 

We offer a variety of After School Clubs with GT Sports continuing to coach children in Years 1 to Year 6 in Multi Sports to include Football, Basketball, Cricket, Tag Rugby, Hockey, Tennis, Dodgeball, Rounders, Athletics and Mini Golf. This club is hugely popular with parents paying for the sessions via our online payment system, Sims Agora.

Concept 4 Football also offer an after school football session for children in KS1.

 

Skipping

 

In October 2018, Normandy Primary School has Skip-Hop joining us to provide a three-day intensive skipping workshop that has significantly increased physical activity in the shape of skipping, whether the action of skipping be individually or in groups. Due to the success of the workshop in 2015 and again in 2017, it was clear that we should ask Skip-Hop to come back. Most children can now skip in the school as a result of this and being given the opportunity to skip at both playtime and lunchtime every day. By using this company, we can build on previous skills learnt.

 

The Plan

The funding will be targeted to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision to ensure:

  • improved confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality PE lessons across the school;
  • pupils have a very good understanding of healthy lifestyles which will result in a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school and beyond.
  • increase participation in school sport by offering a range of in-school and afterschool clubs and events, to be run by members of staff and specialist coaches, e.g. all children participated in 'Skip-Hop' skipping sessions with an external provider back in September 2015, 2017 and again this academic year 2018-2019.
  • fund specialist teachers and coaches to provide CPD for all staff, particularly in areas of the PE curriculum where staff surveys suggest a lack of confidence, e.g. Gymnastics, Dance.
  • a greater confidence in planning and delivery of high-quality PE lessons

 

Outcomes

To enable these outcomes to be met, the grant will fund:

  • the hiring of qualified sports coaches to team teach with teachers when teaching PE.
  • CPD for all staff with an emphasis on dance and gymnastics.
  • CPD for KS1 staff to develop children's ability, balance and co-ordination.
  • increasing participation in school sport by offering a range of workshops and after school clubs.
  • providing opportunities for children to compete in competitions against other schools.

 

Impact and Outcomes

The impact and outcomes will be measured by:

  • a greater confidence in planning and delivery of high quality PE lessons.
  • a deeper understanding of the expectations of the new Primary PE curriculum (2014).
  • increased pupil participation in PE and Sport, including links to local clubs and organisations.

 

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