Meadowside Academy

Meadowside Primary School  - "Sowing the seeds for success"

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PE and Sport

 PE and Sport is a very important part of Meadowside School and there is much going on to develop the children's love of physical activity and the enjoyment of playing as part of a team. We encourage all children to take a full part in physical activity and promote the idea of the children trying many new sports and getting involved in those they enjoy most.

PE lessons

 

The children take part in two or more PE lessons a week taken by Mrs Taylor (specialist PE coach) or the class teacher. These can be indoors or outdoors. These lessons include invasion games, net and wall, striking and fielding, athletics, gymnastics, dance and outdoor and adventurous activities.   The lessons are planned and delivered with the interest of developing children's agility and co-ordination as well as sport knowledge and skill.  In Year 4 children go swimming as one of their PE lessons.   We have residential visits for Years 5 and 6 to one of the following outdoor activity centres: East Barnby, Humphrey Head or Bewerley Park where the children take part in a range of outdoor and adventurous activities including climbing, skiing, gorge walking and canoeing.

 Competitions

 The children take part in wide range of competitions both locally with the other cluster schools and within school and have inter-house competitions.

 

So far this year a selection of both KS1 and our KS2 children have represented the school in a range of sporting competitions. We have been very successful over the past two years in swimming, making it through to the finals at the Hydro Pool in Harrogate.  In the coming academic year we expect to take part in competitions such as  gymnastics, dodgeball, netball, golf, cricket, tag rugby and tri-golf.

 After School Clubs

 We try to offer a fun and engaging range of after school clubs for all age ranges and abilities.  These are led by our specialist sports coaches and include football, multi-sports, gymnastics, cricket, netball and rounders.

 Celebrating Success

 At the end of each half term we hold a celebration assembly when children are invited to bring any certificates or awards they have achieved from clubs outside school into school and have their success applauded by the other children.  Our children attend a range of outside activities including Tai Kwando, swimming, boxing, gymnastics, dance, sailing, horse riding, and various styles of dance.

 

Sports Premium background

"Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as recorded in the annual schools census in January".

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

 Sports Premium 2017-18

This year's sport premium funding is approximately £17,800 (existing funding boosted by a one year government grant).

The allocation of this funding will continue to follow the successful format employed in the past 2 years. Mrs Taylor (our resident sports coach) will continue to provide excellent PE tuition to pupils while allowing teachers to learn alongside and develop their own PE provision. She will continue to coordinate the Young Leaders Programme which has proven to be highly enjoyable, rewarding and empowering (children teaching children).

In 2017-18, with the advent of the extra government funding, we intend to further utilise Mrs Taylor’s expertise. Firstly, by developing and running an intervention programme focusing on: balance, agility, motor skills and concentration. Secondly, by hosting and competing in regular inter-schools and inter-house competitions. Thirdly, by introducing new activities and sports in school and in after school clubs. Funding will be budgeted in relation to her time, improving facilities, as well as towards transportation costs between venues.

Equipment which is safe and fit for purpose remains an ongoing priority. In 2016-17 money was spent to replace equipment where necessary. This expenditure will inevitably impact on the 2017-2018 budget; with the added cost of lining pitches and buying football goals.

 Sports Premium 2016-17

The allocation of Sports Premium this year is £8918.  Here is a breakdown of how we are spending it to improve PE and sports provision. 

Skilled Sports Coach - this money is being spent on a skilled sports coach, Mrs Taylor, whose experience and expertise is helping to upskill teachers' knowledge and understanding of good practise in PE and sports.  Mrs Taylor is working with teachers to ensure sport and PE is an integral part of Meadowside's ethos and that all children have a positive and thorough exposure to sport. 

Young Leaders Programme - Mrs Taylor is supporting Meadowside running its own Young Leaders Programme whereby children have the opportunity to take responsibility for the organisation and running of sports events.  They develop leadership and co-operation skills as well as their knowledge of sports. 

Clubs and Competitions - Meadowside will be hosting sporting competitions within school as well as inviting our local cluster schools to compete. 

Investment in Teaching - as well as working alongside Mrs Taylor teaching staff will also benefit from additional training to ensure that we are using PE and sport to raise standards across the whole curriculum, through promoting a healthy and active lifestyle for our children.

 

 

We would like to increase the number of children taking part in after-school sports clubs to 50% and make links with at least 4 local sports clubs.

 We will be looking at the school curriculum to create more opportunities to highlight healthy lifestyles.