PE is an integral part of the curriculum at St Joseph’s. With the funding each school now receives as part of the School Sports funding, we have ensured the children in school take part in high quality PE lessons as well as giving them opportunties to take part in after school sporting clubs.
This year we have used the £8660 Sports Funding to promote physical activity in school. These are some of the ways we have used the funding to increase participation as well as enjoyment in PE at St Joseph’s:
- There are games and activities each dinner time on the yard with one of our midday supervisors. Each year group is timetabled to take part in activities over the week.
- On Friday one KS1 class and one KS2 class receive sports coaching from Helen who takes one KS1 and one KS2 class for hockey coaching, netball or multi skills.
- Working Outdoors Week (WOW) took place in September and was a great success with children working outdoors all week and ending in climbing, team building, survival skills and den making on Thursday and Friday.
- Derbyshire Cricket Club come in on a Thursday afternoon to coach each class over the year as well as taking an after school cricket club. This half term it is Year 3 and 4 and next term it is Year 5 and 6. They will also be showing the midday supervisors and teachers how to teach cricket skills to the children.
- We work closely with Highfields Sports College and buy into their Gold Package where we can access staff CPD as well as visits from Sports Leaders. We take part in a variety of competitions and festivals during the year and children from Year 6 have accessed the Sports Leader sessions after school.
- A gymnastic coach has taken Year 1, 2, 5 and 6 for gymnastics during the Spring term.
- Year 3 and 5 have had a gymnastics teacher work with them on a Tuesday afternoon.
- Teaching staff have attended a training session for dance.
- This year we have used funding to buy in a coaching company to work with children on an exciting new sport of Paceball. This is a mixture of netball and handball which the chidlren have enjoyed as a whole school taster lesson and now the Year 5 and 6 have taken part in curriculum lessons. There is also an after school club which children can access.
The link below is a summary of how we plan to spend the PE Premium this academic year
Children are more active during dinner times with more games and activities available for children to participate in.
Teaching staff have access to quality CPD to develop their teaching skills in gymnastics, athletics and cricket.
Children are able to take part in inter schools competitions and festivals against other school in the cluster. We have represented the cluster in a regional Sports Hall Athletics final.
Over the year, more children have had the opportunity to take part in coach led sessions of a dinnertime.