The children at our school experience a variety of different sports throughout the curriculum and 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 with our school dance teacher, Miss James. Dance groups regularly perform at The Victoria Hall. Children get the opportunity to go swimming with the expectation that they can swim a length by the time they leave us in Year 6.
Across the school all pupils take part in ‘daily mile’. The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, emotional and social health and well-being of our children – regardless of age or personal circumstances. Its impact has been transformational- improving not only the childrens’ fitness, but also their concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general well-being.
The Daily Mile is successful because it is simple:
It takes place over just 15 minutes, with children averaging a mile each day.
Children run outside in the fresh air – and the weather is a benefit, not a barrier.
Children run in their uniforms so no kit or changing time is needed.
It’s social, non-competitive and fun.
It’s fully inclusive; every child, whatever their circumstances, age or ability, succeeds at The Daily Mile.
We also have dedicated weeks of sports, these have included competition weeks, Fitzy Fun Weeks and our favourite Disability Sports Awareness week.
Each week Premier Sports come into school and run sessions that introduce children to new sports. 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 of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. 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.