PE and sport premium for primary schools
This essential part of the curriculum aims to help pupils to perform with increasing skill in all athletic, dance, games, swimming and outdoor and adventurous activities undertaken. We are an active member of the Redcar and Eston School Sports Partnership so children regularly have the opportunity to represent the school in a variety of sports and earn points for the school in the competition league.
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Head Teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. At Wheatlands this will mean around £18,000 for the 2018/2019 year.
All schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. At Wheatlands Primary School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, we believe that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
Autumn Update - The sports calendar kicked off with the Go Run For Fun event which saw children from Years 4, 5 and 6 run a mile around Redcar Rugby Field. This was followed up by William and Ellie, along with their chosen helpers, delivering five assemblies and running lunch time activities for all year groups. It was fair to say that the children did a great job.
Year 4 children enjoyed a great day at the Tag Rugby Mega fest and the following day the children who attended delivered some of the activities to the children who did not go. Year 4 will also be finishing off this half term’s sport when they attend the Tri Golf Festival at Saltburn Golf Club.
Years 5 and 6 have also been busy at tag rugby competitions and at the cross country competition there were amazing performances from all of the Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 children who took part. We even had some children who qualified for the Tees Valley final at Stewarts Park with Lewis and Andrew finishing 1st and 3rd respectively in their event. Key Stage 1 and Reception children have also enjoyed taking part in the Funky Monkey and Multi Skills invasion festivals this half term.
The second half term is always a little quieter for the sports calendar due to all of the Christmas festivities. However; there was still plenty going on. At the start of November, the year 5 and 6’s took part in the Sports Hall athletics and did amazingly well to qualify for the Tees Valley finals where they faced schools from all over the area and finished 12th.
Later on in November, reception; years 1 and 2 and year 3 attended a balance bike festival, a gymnastics work shop and a net and wall respectively. Year 3 and 4 children also attended a gymnastics workshop. Great fun was had by all the children and they behaved fantastically well.
In December, twenty year 5 children attended sports leader training and are looking forward to running activities for younger children and promoting an active lifestyle to the whole school.