P.E. & Sports Premium
Physical Education at Mulbarton Primary
We believe that physical education is an essential part of children’s learning and well-being. We have developed and broad and balanced program for the delivery of PE across the school. In KS1 our activities are based on the National Curriculum objectives and include; games, multi-skills, athletics, gymnastics and dance. Reception children have a weekly session using balance bikes and large equipment. They also have free flow access to outdoor provision which includes physical activities.
As a school we provide the opportunity and encourage all children to join one of our sport extra-curricular activities. These have included; football, tennis, dodge ball, etc.
PE Vision and Aims
In line with our school vision, of being ‘happy’, ‘healthy’, ‘safe’ and ‘achieving their best in an atmosphere of mutual support and encouragement’, we aim for children to:
- to have access to quality sport provision
- to enjoy sport and have positive attitudes towards PE.
- to achieve their own personal best in PE
- to have improved levels of fitness and health.
We provide the opportunity and encourage all children to join one of our sport extra-curricular activities. These have included; football, tennis, street dance, etc.
In addition, all year groups attend a multi-skills session at Easton College.
We believe that positive participation in PE will enable children to build self-esteem, team-work and encourage a healthy and active lifestyle.
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years from 2013/14, to 2019/20 to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Below is how our school is using the funding in some key areas:
We have purchased balanceability bikes and training which have enabled children to learn to ride their bikes. Parents have commented on the impact this has had at home.
Mulbarton Infant is working in partnership with Norwich City Community Sports Foundation (CSF) to help improve the physical literacy of these pupils by concentrating delivery for both pupils and teachers around the fundamentals of movement (FOM) as the core skill base, then focusing on fundamental movement skills which will loosely be linked to specific sports. We ensure CSF staff use ongoing assessment documents to help measure the impact of delivery and the progress of the pupils.
School staff are a vital part of the programme to help develop their subject knowledge to sustain levels of delivery and progress for the pupils. Staff are encouraged to deliver more of the subject as the term progresses, to help sustain and maintain delivery standards.
Cross Curricular Provision
Mulbarton Infant and CSF use a range of engagement tools to help with behaviour and achievement to help pupils maintain the cultural, social, and spiritual development outside of school such as Sportasaurus star of the week which rewards pupils for their involvement in lessons, and asks them to use key literacy skills to write about how they felt about receiving the award and how this engages pupils to participate in sport away from the school environment. We have purchased scooter pods to encourage children to ride their scooters to school.