We are thrilled to announce that Normandy School has been awarded the following:
Have a look at some of our Lockdown Newsletters showing the range of physical activities here: https://www.normandy.bexley.sch.uk/stream/newsletters/full/1/2020-07//
In light of social distancing restrictions due to Covid, sporting activities outside of school bubbles are currently restricted., therefore no school to school games are taking place face to face. However, we are currently taking part in virtual challenges between schools as well as in school challenges.
Further to this, we are using money to fund :
Sports Coaches - to team teach with class teachers enabling up to date and ongoing CPD whilst ensuring that children receive high quality sports training (within bubbles).
Wake-up Club - takes place each morning for the winners of the class with the best attendance from the previous week. Over the course of the year, we are able to reach the vast majority of the whole school, taking part in fun fitness activities before school for the whole week.
Netball Club - (Year 5 bubble) weekly netball training and games.
Swimming - Normally takes place within year 5, however in light of Covid this is currently on hold.
Allocation for 2019/2020 - £20,820
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:
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/sports that they may not have otherwise been 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, The Active Sports Group, Concept for Football clubs, School Games Mark opportunities, #SkipHop, the skipping workshop run over 3 days by Lee Collinson, Multicultural dance workshop that we already provide.
Wake Up Club
Wake Up club, has had a 75-100% 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 tournaments have been a School Games Mark event that we have attended yearly with our year 5 and 6 girls. Its popularity has resulted in Normandy adding it to our PE curriculum. Furthermore, this was added for the boys. This was continued because we had the majority of the year wanting to.
A group of year 3 and 4 were taken to a Hurstmere for a challenge festival, which many schools from the local area attended and dove into. Our children did fantastic and 100% of the children wished to return one day in the future because of how fun and engaging the challenges were.
We have had a multicultural dance workshop that had each year group challenge themselves with dance routines from all around the world, which linked very nicely with SMSC, geography and Cultural Capital.
On Fridays we now have a netball club. The children have been involved in matches against local schools.
Dance Club - Bhangra Bopz
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.
Throughout the year, Normandy has taken part in school football matches as a part of Bexley, but also within the Dartford District Schools FA (DDSFA). Within our community we have played league and cup matches where the pupils have shown impressive skills, commitment and represented themselves as well as the school well. This was years 5 and 6 boys. However, the opportunity to experience what DDSFA offered was fantastic as it offered schools competitions for boys and girls in KS1 and KS2 over the entire year.
To sustain the effects of the Sports Premium Budget we provide lunch time clubs that continue the skills learned in PE, activities and workshops. 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 is being bought to make the lessons, activities, challenges and workshops even more engaging, which will also contribute to 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.