We are proud to announce that we as a school have archived the School Games Silver Mark! Thank you to all involved and especially to the children who have competed so well all year long!
Reception - Physical Development
Fir - Dance
Apple - Athletics
Hazel - Swimming
Larch - Pentathlon
Cedar - Dance
Palm - Athletics
Willow - Sports hall Athletics
Pine - Ball Games
Beech - Sports hall Athletics
Maple - Sports hall Athletics
After school clubs for Autumn 1:
Thursday - Multi Skills- Year 2
All clubs run from 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Sports Premium Report 19-20
Please read the information below which gives details of our P.E. and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.
What is the Sport Premium Funding?
The government have pledged £150 million per annum for, at least, the next few years to support P.E. and school sport in primary schools. The Sport Premium Funding can only be spent on provision for P.E. and sport in schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Secretary of State for Education and given to the local authorities for them to distribute. The government have also announced a further commitment to P.E. and sport until 2020 if they are elected in the next general election. We will be held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in P.E. and school sport. We are required to publish on line information about how we have used the additional funding, including details about our sporting provision alongside curriculum details. This will ensure that parents, carers and others are made fully aware of the P.E. and sporting opportunities available to children at Little Heath.
How is it allocated?
The premium for 2019 to 2020 academic year is paid in two instalments from the Secretary of State. Schools with over 17 pupils are allocated a lump sum fund of approximately £8,000 and then £5.00 per child in Y1-Y6.
How should the Sport Premium Funding be spent?
The premium must be spent on making additional improvements to the provision of P.E. and sport that will benefit all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles. The government has recommended, “Schools can choose how they use the funding, for example to:
hire specialist P.E. teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers during P.E. lessons
support and involve the least active children by running after-school sports clubs and holiday clubs, e.g. theChange4Life clubs
provide resources and training courses in P.E. and sport for teachers
run sport competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
run sports activities with other schools.” (DFE website)
How will Little Heath spend the Sports Premium Funding?
The total amount spent by Little Heath for the 2019-2020 year is £15594.68 At Little Heath we aim to use the Sports Premium funding to create a sustainable and enjoyable curriculum for all pupils. Therefore, some of the money provided by the funding will be invested in the professional development of staff and as a result should enhance the quality of teaching for all children. £4243.20 was spent from April 2019 to April 2020 on hiring a specialist coach to lead the P.E. lessons for KS2 which enhanced the staff’s knowledge on how to teach the P.E. curriculum. The staff now take their own P.E. lessons as they have gained confidence in teaching the P.E. curriculum. The planning is linked to the curriculum to create a consistent approach to P.E. We aim for the children’s quality of learning and progress should be improved. P.E. is built into our curriculum through the Little Heath progression of Skills in P.E. curriculum. The range of competitions and club supported in school also help guide our curriculum. Engage – Wasps Rugby have been into school to provide a 8 week program for Years 3 and 4 an after school club to increase participation in tag rugby and develop children’s skills. We also provide Dance from a specialist teacher who teaches Years 3-6 and who also runs an after school club for our children from Years 2 to 6. Our full list of clubs is also on our website. We used £888.00 of the money to hire transport to get to and from local sporting events such as the School Games and our own hub school tournaments. We pay to play in the small schools football league and also the Coventry schools cross-country running events which cost £60.00 .The Game On League football events cost nothing as we use Game On to up-skill staff for lunch and after school clubs. This cost is £2776.00 Little Heath used £39.64 of the money to pay for medals and trophies to congratulate the children on their sporting achievements. We used £609.22 for supply teachers whilst our staff went on P.E. courses. We use the local swimming pool for our P.E. lessons in both KS1 & KS2. We used £1902.00 of the sports premium for the teaching of swimming. We pay to be a member of the School Games Association and we paid £400 which helps cover the cost of certificates, venue hire and transport to some of the events. The equipment we needed for the year included items such as the Mag 7 playground equipment for the children to become more active at play times, replacing balls hoops etc and we needed a new P.E. mat stand and tennis set. We used £1506.36 to enhance our P.E. equipment and curriculum. We have also joined forces with the maths lead and become a member of Active Maths in which we used £545.00 to encourage children to be more active in their classroom learning. Competition uniforms and kit was supported by £2103.37. We ran an Active Families day which promoted a healthier way of living, acting and eating which was supported by £281.33
Little Heath aspires to engage as many pupils as possible in extra-curricular activities. Consequently, we have used a large part of the funding to employ outside coaches to run after-school clubs in which the children can participate. We hope that children will broaden their experiences by participating in these clubs and become more enthusiastic about P.E and sport. The clubs have focused on extra-curricular in both KS1 and KS2. These clubs have allowed our children to engage and participate in sports, which otherwise they would not have had the opportunity to do so. We provide a broad range of lunchtime and after school clubs, some run by Little Heath staff and also outside providers. Little Heath will host a football and rounder’s tournament again this year with the network schools in the local area. We take part in the Cross-country events and local football events throughout the year. We also organise matches such as rounder’s/ girls football with local schools to increase the children’s experience of competitive sports. Our aim this year is to encourage year groups to have matches against one-another in school which helps to prepare children for matches/tournaments against other schools and develop good sportsmanship. We also aim to engage the families to be more active at home with their children through a range of active homework and an Active Family day.
As a result of developing more extra-curricular clubs, we would like children to have the opportunity to compete against other schools in the local area. Therefore we have chosen to be part of the School Games Competitions in our local area. We know have our Silver Award and we are now aiming for our Gold Award. This means that all children will have the opportunity to compete in school based competition throughout the year, in a variety of sports. We feel that this experience is beneficial to all children and gives them a true representation of how it feels to participate in competitive sport. In addition, last year, we organised a competitive Sport Relief festival, which culminated in a final event held on Sport Relief day. This again allowed all children from Year 1 – Year 6 to compete in a school based competition. Schools Games competitions are an excellent way to become involved in intra-competitive sport. We have got to a level 3 competition this year where you represent your area after winning a heat in Quad Kids.
20 Year 5 & 6 are given the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to Plas Dol-y-Moch in Wales where as well as the social and personal development that takes place through staying away from home. The children take part in mountain walking, kayaking, rock climbing, abseiling and orienteering.
What impact has the Sport Premium Funding had on P.E. and school sport?
In the last 6 years, our children have taken part in the inter-schools cross country competition on Saturday mornings; competed in inter-school football matches with increasing confidence. We are developing a team that has started with Year 4/5 that will be here for the next 1 or 2 years so will be well trained and experienced. We also now have a girl’s football team. Importantly, for both of these competitions the children’s parents have supported them not only with transport to the events but also stayed and supported them. We have also taken part in the Coventry School Games competitions Level 2, and 1 level 3 competition in which Years 3 and 4 competed at football, Year 2 multi skills and gymnastics and also Year 6 rounder’s which have been fantastic. We have retained our Silver Award. The football team is also supported by an increasing number staff. Dance club perform each term to their parents and the rest of the school in a special assembly which is always well attended by our families and also performed at the Spa Centre in Leamington as part of a CSW Talent Show. Our children in clubs are encouraged to attend every week and make sure they have all of the kit they need for the sessions. We believe that this is good preparation for the next stages in their education where they will have to take responsibility for their own attendance and punctuality. Our children thoroughly enjoy their extra-curricular activities and attendance continues to improve with waiting lists for places for almost all clubs. The children’s self-esteem is developed through their attendance at clubs which recognise that being skilled at sports and the creative arts is as important as the levels they achieve in the classroom. The events also capture those who are less engaged in P.E. and provide a fun competition for them such as Boccia and Archery. The clubs also provide children with the skill to work as a team and challenge one another to make the most of their individual talents. At Little Heath we endeavour to create a love of sport through experiencing both winning and losing and how to prepare for the exciting challenges ahead.
Swimming Data 2018/19
Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety
Please complete all of the below:
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?
N.B. Even though your children may swim in another year please report on their attainment on leaving primary school.
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?
What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?
Schools can choose to use the Primary P.E. and Sport 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?