PE and School Sport
School Vision for PE and School Sport
To support children to become active, enthusiastic and healthy young people through high quality PE and School Sport.
In Physical Education children take part in a wide range of both indoor and outdoor activities. Through these activities children are able to develop their fundamental movement skills, such as agility, balance and co-ordination, but they also have the opportunity to improve their personal, social and emotional development and learn about good sportsmanship. At Whitecote children learn that being active is fun and that it is important to take part in an active lifestyle. Children take part in 2 hours of PE every week which take place both indoors, in our school hall, as well as outdoors on the playground and playing fields. Years 4 also take part in weekly swimming lessons which are held at Bramley Baths, where the programme includes water confidence, safety and stroke technique.
In Key Stage 1 children take part in dance, games, athletics and gymnastics.
In Key Stage 2 children take part in dance, games, swimming, athletics and gymnastics.
PE and Sport Premium
The Primary PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children. It was first provided in the 2013/14 academic year and the current government has pledged to continue this funding until 2020.
In 2018/19, Whitecote received £19,180 from the government. These funds were used in variety of ways to improve the quality of PE and to increase sporting and competitive opportunities for the children at Whitecote. Click on the files below for further details on this.
The Spending and Impact of Sport Premium Funding
How will the PE & Sport Premium be spent in 2019/20?
We are excited to announce that we have a Forest Schools instructor working with us this year. She will be in school each Monday morning, and all year groups will have the opportunity to experience these activities. The teachers/support staff will be learning as well!
The aim of this is to engage children in physical activity by utilising our outdoor space more effectively. The children will develop a variety of skills, such as teamwork, problem solving and self-regulation. They will do this through a variety of activities: den building, art/DT using natural materials, campfires, mini-beast hunts etc. The children will be also taught how to use tools safely (appropriate for their age), and they will be fully supervised by the Forest Schools instructor and school staff.
Letters will be sent out with more information.
We will also be subsidising after-school sports clubs so that children have the opportunity to experience a range of sporting activities. Please consider sending your child to at least one club over the year.
The clubs for the first half term (autumn 1) will be as follows:
Monday - Years 4-6 Football for boys (girl's football will be in during Autumn 2)
Tuesday - Years 1-3 Basketball
Wednesday - Years 4-6 Basketball
Letters will be sent out with further details/dates etc.
Specialist PE Teacher
Again, this year we will be working alongside a specialist PE teacher from a local high school. He will be supporting staff to further improve the quality of PE lessons.
We will be involving children in a variety of sporting competitions this year. Some will be well-known sports, and others will be taster sessions for lesser-known sports. We aim to include as many children as possible, including those with SEND. The children will be supervised by members of staff whilst at competitions.
School Games Mark
Due to our hard work in PE and sports last year, we maintained our School's Games Mark ranking of gold!