News Update:

PE funding

Over the last year, teachers have taken part in Games CPD through team teaching. We have also been familiarising ourselves with our new PE scheme and teachers are gaining confidence using this to teach a wide range of PE skills. EYFS teachers have attended online training to support the development of gross motor skills and have used this training to enhance both the indoor and outdoor environments. All staff also now have a staff PE kit, helping to raise the profile of PE and allow them to join in during lessons.

All 270 children took part in Bikeability sessions run by the Bikeability trust. KS1 children developed their bike skills and some learnt to ride without stabilisers during these sessions. EYFS were introduced to using balance bikes and have weekly sessions run by school staff on the school’s own bikes to continue to develop their skills.

During lockdown, all 270 children were provided with a hula hoop and a challenge card with lots of different activities they could do at home with their hula hoop to encourage them to exercise. Lots of families shared their challenges on Facebook and staff got involved too.

Additional resources where purchased so that each class bubble had the same resources to use during PE lessons and to encourage physical activity at playtimes.

When in school, children continue to take part in the Golden Mile and each class has timetabled slots each week for this. Certificates are awarded for reaching the different milestones. This has shown children that sport and exercise is valued and meant that children are exercising outside of their allotted PE time.

All 3 year groups took part in their own sports day with activities adapted for their age and abilities. In Year 2 they went to one of our transition schools and had some across year group races where certificates were awarded for achievement.