Sports Premium Funding 2013 – 2014
In the academic year September 2013 to July 2014 Middlestown Junior and Infant School received a total of £8,785 in order to improve PE and Sports Provision.
PE Provision 2013-2014
During 2013 / 2014 Academic year Middlestown Junior & Infant School spent £8,937.69 on the provision of PE. A summary of how the funding has been spent is as follows:
- Contribution to the funding of a Sports Co-ordinator from Horbury Academy who will be in charge or organising and running the Horbury pyramid of school sports festivals. It is important that children compete with their peers from different schools; it prepares them for competitions in life. More importantly, it gives them opportunities to work as a team and to feel truly part of a Middlestown team. For Key stage 2 children it gives them an insight into sport at their high school and many of them inspire to become sport leaders at Horbury Academy.
- A hockey coach to provide an after school club activity for key stage 2, a football coach to provide an after school club for key stage 1 and 2 and a dance teacher to provide an after school club for key stage 1 and 2. The use of professionals also allows the children can see what the sport has to offer, where they can begin the sport and to see a role model within the sport. Teachers can also improve their PE coaching and have a better understanding of how children learn within different areas of physical activity by watching professionals from that area of sport.
- Weekly swimming sessions for year 4 and 5 children. In accordance to the National Curriculum.
- A number of professional coaches to provide coaching during sports week. The use of professionals also allows the children can see what the sport has to offer, where they can begin the sport and to see a role model within the sport. Teachers can also improve their PE coaching and have a better understanding of how children learn within different areas of physical activity by watching professionals from that area of sport.New equipment to enhance PE curriculum activities. This allows teachers to teach all areas of the curriculum effectively.
- New equipment to enhance lunchtime play. It is important that children remain active during playtimes; also this supports the Middlestown collaborative ethos of allowing children to take part in activities with peers of different ages. Older children can also pass on their skills to younger children helping them to become better skilled and active children. The new equipment provides different sports and activities.
- To provide a variety of sports to children during National Sports week – this allows children to participate in sports that they may not visit in the curriculum or at a later age. The use of professionals also allows the children can see what the sport has to offer, where they can begin the sport and to see a role model within the sport.
For a detailed breakdown of this expenditure please see the document entitled Sports Premium Spend September 2013 – July 2014 v2
Impact in 2013-2014
- There has been a 100% increase in physical education participation each week, all classes have scheduled sessions of PE per week. This has also led to an increase in Children joining out of school Sports Clubs.
- The children are now taking part in competitions within the pyramid and with successes to celebrate, some of the highlights were:
- Year 1 and 2 won the Multi-skills festival! Our 2 teams were amazing and showed all the attributes of the ICARE hand
- Year 3 took part in a bench ball competition and while we didn’t win, we received the Fair Player’s Trophy for having brilliant manners and being good sports.
- The Year 4 girls won the cross country festival.
- Joint 3rd in the Tag Rugby Competition.
- Year 5 took part in a Football competition and won the ‘Fair Player’ award for good sportsmanship.
- Year 5 tool part in a rounders competition and came first, they also scooped the ‘Fair Play’ award.
- Year 5 and 6 took part in a Mini Olympics competition and overall Middlestown came 2nd. Year 5 girls and Year 6 girls also won in their groups.
- The children have received specialised teaching in Hockey, Football, Dance and Athletics by the school using the funds to bring in specialised sports coaches.
- The uptake of the After School Clubs is always oversubscribed.
- Middlestown was amongst many schools participating in the exciting National Sports week. During this week children took part in a range of sports provided by outstanding professional coaches. The children had a taste of golf, martial arts and athletics and thoroughly enjoyed wheelchair basketball, archery and hockey!
- A more professional appearance at sporting events through the purchase of new sports kits.
- A wider range of activities offered during a lunch time as a result of new equipment being purchased leading to children being actively engaged throughout lunchtime play.
- The school took part in two events to raise money for charity, a skip’a’thon and ‘the big dance’.