The children at our school experience a variety of different sports throughout the curriculum and through enrichment opportunities. The children receive at least two hours of Physical Education every week as part of their curriculum time. They participate in Gymnastics, Tennis, TAG rugby, football, netball, tri-golf, athletics and rounders, to name just a few.
The children also do dance. Dance groups regularly perform at The Victoria Hall. Children get the opportunity to go swimming with the expectation that they have developed confidence I the water, improved safety and understanding around water with a final goal that they are able to swim a length by the time they leave us in Year 6.
We also have dedicated weeks of sports, these have included competition weeks, Fitzy Fun Weeks and our favourite Disability Sports Awareness week.
We have an active school / sports council who support in the development of Physical education and sport across the school. They conduct questionnaires so the school listens to pupil voice, are playground leaders during lunchtimes, sport organising crews for sports weeks and also sports day. The sports council plays a big role in promoting healthy lifestyles across school, for example liaising with the kitchen to produce healthy breakfast options available every morning.
Each week Premier Sports come into school and run sessions that introduce children to new sports and provide continued professional development opportunities for teachers. They have taken part in archery, bubble sports, martial arts, american football and we are looking forward to doing lacrosse and clay pigeon shooting in the near future.
After school Opportunities
The school provides the children with the opportunity to experience many sports after school, from football, netball, cricket, cross country and the Fitzy multi-skills club. As a school we compete in level 1,2 and 3 sporting competitions in various disciplines.
Primary school PE and sport funding
The government is providing additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport.
From September 2013 schools will be held to account over how they spend their additional ring-fenced funding. After the first year Ofsted will carry out a survey reporting on the first year’s expenditure of additional funding and its impact.