SPORTS PREMIUM 2017-2018
The government provides additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is continuing until 2020. It can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but have the freedom to choose how they do this.
“A high-quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. It should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.” (National Curriculum, September 2013).
With this as our driving thought; Christ Church Academy has used the Sports Premium money in six ways for the academic year 2017 - 2018:
£3701.31 has been spent on sports equipment. These purchases include: an ipad, fixing of the cricket nets, an outdoor storage container and problem solving equipment. Pupils are able to video record their performances and then evaluate them. Within dance lessons they are able to work in groups to develop their own routines and use speakers to enable them to play their own section of music. The use of problem-solving equipment, for example, enables pupils to work together as a team and build on communication skills. The purchasing of the storage container has meant that there is less time wasted moving equipment around during lessons, therefore maximising learning time and also enabling us to store more equipment.
Maths of the Day:
£645 has been spent on training and resources involving developing the teaching of maths through physical education and how every objective on the KS2 curriculum can be met practically.
To enable all of our pupils to attend the Year 6 Outdoor Education week we have supplied funding (£20,750) to ensure that this opportunity is available to all pupils at a subsidised rate, as we consider this a very important element of their learning and an opportunity that they should not miss.
We already have a school mini bus, but by using some of the sports premium money (£754) we have been able to hire additional buses and therefore take more pupils out to competitions than before. This has enabled a wider variety of pupils to participate in competitive sport and learn the values of sportsmanship.
Year 5 and 6 pupils have taken part in a dance workshop (£342.50) linking to the work that they were doing in English. This was extremely beneficial to the pupils as it allowed them to see the aspirational standard of dance that we strive for in school. By linking it to their English work they were able to use the experience to aid the development of not only dance but link the written word to expressing feelings and emotions.
Continued professional development:
With the remaining funding (£157.50) staff have attended conferences keeping them up to date with the latest developments in Physical Education and Health & Safety.
If you require any historical Sports Premium information, please contact the Academy.
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