Sherington Primary School is devoted to cultivating a physically literate population of pupils who are given every opportunity to develop confidence and competence across a broad range of physical activity contexts. The goal of Physical Education at Sherington is to equip pupils with the skills, knowledge and experiences to independently lead healthy, active lives. We recognise the importance of physical activity in maintaining and developing the physical, psychological, emotional and social health of all individuals and as such, seek to implement PE in a way that will allow every pupil to gain the skills to be active safely and sustainably.
In key stages 1 and 2, pupils participate in both indoor and outdoor weekly PE sessions, which serves to broaden the contexts and environments for which physical activity occurs. Pupils are taught to become independent learners who understand how to improve their ability through practice, feedback and reflection. In the Early Years and Foundation Stages (EYFS), the children are provided with stimulating indoor PE sessions and outdoor play to develop their fine and gross motor skills as part of their physical development.
In indoor PE, pupils develop their balance, strength and flexibility through individual movement skills and sequences relating to dance, gymnastics and athletics. In outdoor PE, lessons are led by a PE specialist coach for all year groups. Pupils will develop strategic awareness, object manipulation, teamwork and other basic movement skills through competitive sports including striking and fielding, territory and target games.
As part of our annual Arts Week, a specialist dance coach researches, choreographs and teaches each class a dance routine based on our overarching theme for that year. The contemporary dances are based on an image of an artist’s work: a painting, drawing, sculpture, installation, set design or piece. All children, from reception to year 6, perform their final dance piece to parents to showcase the progression of dance skills taught across the primary setting.
After School Clubs
Sherington primary school offers a rich variety of extracurricular opportunities to enrich participation and learning in physical activity through after school clubs including football, cricket, gymnastics, cheerleading, ball skills and other sports.
Sherington holds a yearly sports day for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and 2. It celebrates skills developed throughout the year and showcases our Positive Education curriculum with children demonstrating character strengths such as teamwork, leadership, persistence, fairness and bravery.
We participate in an intensive swimming program in year four, which provides children with the necessary skills for water confidence, water safety and specific stroke technique.
|Allocated budget for Academic year||£19,914|
|Area of Spend||Cost||Intended outcome||Evidence of Impact|
Develop dance skills for all children from year 1 to year 6 for Arts Week performance
Dance coach weekly indoor PE sessions with year 4 children.
|Raising the profile of dance as an important subject with high expectations around performance.
Develop short dance with workshops filmed for future use for all classes
Provision of notes of how to improve practice and adapt for future use
Provision of music mapping for each dance
To improve dance CPD of sports apprentice who observes all sessions.
|Towards a second sports coach to provide opportunities for all children to be physically active after school and at lunch times, particularly those from ‘low income’ families.
|To develop pupils’ positive experiences and attitude towards physical activity.
To give children from ‘low income’ families the opportunity to be trained by an experienced coach at lunch times and also after school. Children from ‘low income’ families to be given priority for the after school clubs run by the coach.
One sports coach to provide sporting sessions to our wrap round service to ensure this group are more physically active
To have two GUGAfit days, dedicated to fitness through aerobic style dance routines. Every class to take part in a workshop over the two days, learning different fitness routines and games to music. Coach to also train year 5 leaders to run 2x weekly whole school GUGAfit sessions at lunch times and to lead lunchtimes games with KS1 children.
PE coaches provide training for teachers to develop their teaching of outdoor PE skills
To increase opportunities for after school clubs by hiring two sports coaches one indoor and one outdoor club every night on offer
To continue to challenge our football team to achieve in competitive games.
To ensure children are trained to take part in local sporting events (eg Sportathon) and push themselves to be competitive
Equipment for after school club
Qualified Sports coach to work alongside teachers to develop skill of teaching Tennis.
|£1250||To build up teacher confidence in the teaching of tennis provide them with relevant subject knowledge and skills.
To provide children in years 3 and 4
the opportunity to be trained by an experienced coach, developing children’s positive attitude towards sports.
To run an after school Tennis session for particularly skilled tennis players
|Gymnastics scheme||£1000||To find a suitable scheme to support teachers in the effective teaching of gymnastics lessons that are in line with the National Curriculum expectations as well as being differentiated.