PE at Cedars Park Primary School is an important part of school life. The aim is to encourage pupils to have a life-long interest and enjoyment of physical activity. All pupils have at least two hours of high quality PE timetabled where they follow the new National Curriculum. Pupils in Reception and Key Stage 1 pupils develop fundamental skills looking specifically at movement, agility, balance, coordination, individually and with others. Pupils in Key Stage 2 build on their work in Key Stage 1, improving their skills and understanding in a variety of areas of activity including games, athletics, gymnastics, dance, outdoor activities and swimming. Taking part in competitive games is also a key part of the Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 curriculum.
Pupils are also given the chance to take part in a range of extra-curricular PE activities at lunchtimes and after school throughout the academic year. There are a number of opportunities to take part in local intra school fixtures, festivals and competitions. The school works closely with the Stowmarket School Games Organiser.
Through our engaging and enjoyable PE provision, we want our pupils to become physically active for continued periods of time, take part in competitive sports and activities, lead healthy, active lives and develop competence in a broad range of physical activities.
PE Premium Funding from 2018 to 2019
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary- aged pupils, in the 2018 to 2019 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
Allocations for the academic year 2018 to 2019 are calculated using the number of pupils in year 1 to 6, as recorded in the January 2018 census, as follows:
- schools with 17 or more pupils receive £16,000 plus £10 per pupil
- schools with 16 or fewer pupils receive £1,000 per pupil
In the case of a school which has opened or is due to open during the 2018 to 2019 academic year, the above formula will apply based on pupils recorded on the autumn 2018 school census.
According to guidance from the Dfe, funding can be used to:
- Provide staff with professional development, mentoring, training and resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively.
- Hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers to enhance or extend current opportunities.
- Introduce new sports, dance or other activities to encourage more pupils to take up sport and physical activities.
- Support and involve the least active children by providing targeted activities, and running or extending school sports and holiday clubs.
- Enter or run more sport competitions.
- Encourage pupils to take on leadership or volunteer roles that support sport and physical activity within the school.
- Provide additional swimming provision targeted to pupils not able to meet the swimming requirements of the national curriculum.
- Embed physical activity into the school day through active travel to and from school, active playgrounds and active teaching.
PE Pupil Premium at Cedars Park Primary School
This is a very exciting time in terms of funding in PE and Sport for pupils. We aim to use the funding at Cedars Park to develop the range of opportunities for our pupils and increase the participation levels in extra- curricular sport. We are determined to find each child's niche to ensure they make the correct healthy lifestyle choices and have a love and enjoyment of PE and Sport. There are other aims and targets the school is focusing on to use the funding effectively so that there is a lasting legacy for every pupil.
Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety
What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 76%
What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 67%
What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year? 78%
Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sports Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way? No