At Cliff Park, we believe that learning involves the whole of our bodies. To be good learners we need to have active bodies and minds!
Vital to a healthy mind is a healthy body, and we seek to encourage this in our children through the experiences and opportunities planned for them during school time, and after school hours.
All children participate in planned physical activity sessions during each week.
P.E. lessons include gymnastics, games skills, movement and dance. Children have the opportunity to work with teaching staff and external sports coaches who deliver tailored lessons to children building on skills. Children work in competitive and cooperative contexts and be given the opportunity to develop control and co-ordination of body movement, while exploring expressive and artistic possibilities.
Children representing our Year 2 classes have competed with other children from local schools in the Winter Games Gymnastics competition held at Ormiston Venture Academy in February. These children worked extremely hard on a floor routine and bench show. We are very proud of their achievements.
We also hold an annual in-school gymnastics competition within Years 1 and 2. The winning class from the Year 2 competition compete in an inter-school gymnastics competition against another school from within our cluster.
We are making the most of current additional sports funding by developing expertise and opportunities for the children in different ways. Carry on reading to find out how.
Spending of PE Premium fund for the year 2016-2017:
- Total fund allocation: £8830
- Premier Sport 'Golden Mile' (HPA evaluation fitness course): £300
- Premier Sport 'Little Fish' performing arts (Year 2, for 5 weeks): £500
- Marie Dawson - P.E. instruction (5 hours per week): £2990
- New play equipment in EYFS: £2186
- Yoga mats: £154
- The Yoga Factory training: £900
- Oulast primary play blocks: £1800
IMPACT of PE Development:
Gymnastics, Dance and Athletics skills in all year groups improving – demonstrated through school based competition and tracking assessments.
65 places filled as children participate in after school sports activities – football, dance, dodgeball, multisports.
Involvement in local competitions, in school completion and interschool competition embedded as part of sequence of opportunities and expectations.
All children participating in Golden mile, fitness and stamina programme taking place throughout the year. Children competing against personal best to gain next awards – Infant School was 1st in cluster of schools in September 2016
Resources appropriate to supporting motor skills used in lessons observed.
Expertise of subject leader supporting physical development needs of intervention work planned.
Our funding allocation for 2017/18: Our current action plan and budget tracking is attached below. It outlines a number of key actions to achieve them, and the current funding allocated. This is subject to change over the rest of the academic year as our plans develop further.
Curriculum and opportunities
From Reception onwards, we plan activities to challenge and develop the children's physical skills through dedicated PE sessions as well as through other learning areas.
There are currently opportunities for children to get involved in sport out of school hours. Here are the sports clubs taking place at the moment:
Monday - Football - Year Reception, 1 and 2
Tuesday - Dance Club - Year 2
We are currently involved in the Golden mile challenge encouraging children of all year groups to take on running for fitness during free times of the day.