P.E. and school sport continue to play a very important part in the life of Middle Park Primary School. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the holistic development of our children and through participation, our children learn more about themselves and each other; developing qualities such as respect, unity, co-operation and kindness. Sport and physical activity is used to encourage leadership, individual initiative, social skills and team building skills.
We are therefore delighted to be able to use the approximate £9500 sport premium funding to support the development of P.E. and school sport in 2014-15 in the following ways;
- Specialist tennis coaching with Phil Layfield from Shooters Hill Tennis Club. Developing the skills of the children, providing training opportunities for staff and creating links with a local club
- Specialist cricket coaching with Graham Moir. Once again, developing skills of children and staff; as well as securing opportunities for children to participate in inter-school tournaments
- Extending swimming lessons into Year 4 (as well as Year 5), and creating an after-school swimming booster opportunity for any children who have not yet achieved their 25 metres in Year 6
- Buying in part-time support from an SSCO (School Sports Coordinator) who organises a wide range of CPD for staff, as well as participation in a range of tournaments and opportunities in and out of school. So far in the autumn term 2014, this has included FA soccer training and street hockey
- Continuing to provide a wide range of after-school sporting activities including Active Kids, tennis, cricket and soccer with Charlton FC
- Annual cycle training for children in Year 5 and scooter training for children in Year 2
- An annual sports day for all children; including a Key Stage 1 and 2 event organised for us by Eltham Hill School
- Residential opportunities for Years 4 and 6 to develop outdoor adventure skills such as orienteering, climbing and archery
- In July 2014 we held a whole school PE curriculum evening which was very well attended. Children got to try out a wide range of sports including climbing, hockey, cricket, tennis, frisbee target, soccer, dance, skipping, new age curling, SAQ etc. We were also visited by one of our favourite people and most famous ex-pupils; ex-professional footballer Billy Bonds. Billy is a great inspiration to us all. (Check out the blog for further details.)
- We even had a go at a whole-school flash mob! Check out the video on our blog dated 27th June 2014
Our overall aim is to continue to raise the profile and standards in P.E. and school sport increasing the participation and opportunities offered to our children. We aim to provide higher quality lessons and improved learning for all.