At Little Hoole Primary School, we believe that Physical Education and Sport have a vital role to play in the social, moral, spiritual, cultural development of our pupils. P.E is vitally important in giving pupils the knowledge, understanding and the skills to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being.
Our P.E curriculum aims to provide pupils’ increasing self- confidence and self-esteem through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. Pupils will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of sports and physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where teamwork, effort and success is celebrated.
The Sports Premium is funding given to every maintained school in the country by the Government in addition to the school’s budget. Schools are free to decide how to allocate this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. Links have been made with local clubs and activities planned for the children to ensure that they stay fit and healthy, especially for those who wouldn’t normally engage with PE and Sport.
This funding of £17656 in 2018-19 has allowed us to develop our PE and sport provision in the following
We have :
- bought into the local South Ribble School Sports Partnership PE and sports network
- provided access to regular inter-schools sports tournaments including football, rugby, netball, hockey and athletics
- employed expert coaches to provide after school PE clubs on the school site
- identified and supported pupils who are gifted and talented in sport
- provided children who are less competitively minded opportunites to represent school in sports festivals
- Bought in football coaches to lead Football and Numeracy sessions
- Paid for transport to enable children to compete and represent school in festivals and competitions
We also employ a specialist PE teacher, Mrs. Morris, to deliver at least one lesson of PE per week to children in Yrs 1-6. This has helped children master important skills and become more physically active.
Further to the schedule above in addition to our quality PE curriculum we provide the following:
- After school PE/Games club for all year groups half termly throughout the school year.
- Football Central Venue tournaments
- Rugby Central Venue tournament
- Sportshall Athletics competitions
- Tots on Tyres – Early Years cycling
- Bikeability – Year 5 cycling proficiency
- Dance from the heart programme – whole school
At Little Hoole, we endeavour to promote healthy living and wellbeing and this guided our allocation of funds.
Pupil participation in extra-curricular activities after school, is increasing and we have been successful in several inter-school competitions, showing a development in children’s skills. So far for 2018/19 we have competed in the following events:
- Girls Football Tournament
- Central Venue Football (Yr 5/6) – Winners
- B Team Central Venue Football Tournament – 4thPlace
- Central Venue High 5s (Netball) (Yr 5/6) – Ongoing
- Sportshall Athletics (Yr 5/6) – 3rdplace overall in the area finals
- Sportshall Athletics (Yr 3/4) – Winners
- Quicksticks Hockey (Yr 5/6) – 3rdplace
- WRIST Schools Swimming Gala – Event not taken place
- Central Venue Tag Rugby – Event not taken place
Every child is expected to be able to swim 25m in a range of strokes by the time they leave Yr 6. At Little Hoole we aim to meet this with the following swimming strategy:
- Swimming lessons at Penwortham Leisure Centre for all Yr 3/4 children for one term
- Able, Gifted & Talented Swimming sessions for children in Yrs 5/6 for half a term
- Booster Swimming for children in Yrs 3-6 for half a term.
In 2017/18 all but 2 children in our Yr 6 class were able to swim at least 25m in a range of strokes.
This Financial Year 2019/20 Little Hoole is using the Sports Premium Funding, £17, 390 on the following:
- £2,000 South Ribble School Sports Partnership for a range of competitions in Key Stage 1 and 2
- £700 Yoga for Children Teacher Training
- £150 PE Subject Leaders Day
- £3500 for After School Sports clubs with Mrs. Morris
- £510 Football Development and Healthy Eating Sessions
- TBC (£600 approx) top up swimming for children who are unable to meet National Curriculum requirements .
- £500 Equipment and resources to support the teaching of tennis, hockey and athletics in school
- £1000 Transport to competitions
We are also currently looking to invest in further development of our playground and field area where we hope to add further equipment for children to enjoy which will also encourage healthier lifestyles.
(Last Update DS May 2019)