PE and Sport Premium
Physical education enables pupils to enjoy and succeed in many kinds of different activities. This helps pupils to develop a range of skills including the ability to use tactics and strategies. It also gives them the self-confidence to perform. PE makes pupils think about what they are doing physically and mentally, how they analyse situations and make decisions.
We continue to be involved in School Sports Partnerships (SSP) for Cheshire West and Chester and continue to attend competitions and multi sport festivals to engage our pupils with other schools in the community. This year we have continued to take part in all the competitions and pupils have worked hard to compete in many ‘virtual’ competitions across school.
Our PE lead has worked with class teachers planning lessons to encourage pupils to learn how to compete as a team in many different physical activities and across team sports such as; tag-rugby, tennis, boccia, new age kurling, rounders and ten pin bowling, but to name a few. We also had a virtual swim Panathlon competition in house in celebration of the 30 years opening of Dee Banks pool; which was a great success with up to 40 pupils achieving medals and certificates.
Pupils have enjoyed competing in all areas and have won many competitions, across Chester and county in some areas. With the highlight of being awarded the ‘spirit of the games’ across the board by SSP Chester West and Cheshire.
Swimming has continued to see development with our PE lead completing the swimming teacher award (STA) this term and continues to build her experience into the swim Framework, which will be adapted to support the programme. This will help teachers and staff record achievements on evidence for learning (EFL) track progress, celebrate success and help pupils to achieve swim awards.
Some pupils where selected and have recently attended the swim 25 metres, skills for life, intense week swimming course at Northgate arena. They learnt to tread water, rescue each other with ropes and floatation aids, float to survive, along with learning how to jump into very deep water.
We continue to work towards attaining the year 6 targets for swimming as specified in the guidance:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Rebound therapy has continued across some classes in school with 3 trained coaches. Refresher training has been completed and a new member of the team will join in November. This will ensure Rebound Therapy can be rolled out further across all classes and supported throughout school, hopefully in the New Year.