Estimated allocation for 2019/2020 - £20,820
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.