Physical Education & Sport

Physical Education (P.E.) and leading a healthy lifestyle are a vital part of life at Anglesey and every child should have 2 hours of physical activity per week. This will include indoor and outdoor work either in our spacious and modern gym, on our field, or within our playgrounds or halls. Swimming is also taught as part of the Key Stage 2 curriculum. 

PE GRANT

2015 will be the third year that we have received this Government initiated funding and it has been announced that we will receive it also in 2015/2016.  Currently the formula used to allocate is £5 per pupil, plus a lump sum of £8,000.  The total received this year was £10,760.


PE FUNDING

P.E. and school sport play a very important part in the life of Anglesey Primary Academy. We believe that P.E. and school sport contribute to the development of our children and through participation, our children build and learn more about our key values such as respect, co-operation and kindness for themselves and others.

 

 

With the money we have been allocated (2015-2016), so far we have been able to…

 

Up-skill teachers to improve the quality of PE lessons.

We have bought in a number of specialised coaches to provide a programme of professional development for our staff. This has improved the confidence of teacher’s when teaching PE and developed their skills in specific units to ensure our children access high quality PE teaching.

 

 

Provide more opportunities for pupils to take part in inter-school competitions.

 

This year we have joined the Robert Sutton Schools Partnership to provide an increased number of opportunities for our children to take part in inter-school competitions. As a school, we take part in an annual football league for boys and girls from years 5 to 6 against a range of other local schools in the partnership. As well as this football league, we have a range of competitions planned throughout the year including, Kwick Cricket, Dodgeball, Boccia, Netball and Athletics.

 

- Purchase better equipment

 

We have been able to resource the wide range of clubs we offer and the school teams who compete in local competitions with high quality equipment and kit. We are also looking at buying in equipment from a range of non-mainstream sports such boxing gloves and mits to help with an afterschool boxercise club. This encourages children who want to join in with sport and improve their fitness.



Impact of Funding

 

Our main focus this year has been to increase the number of pupils participating in extra-curricular activities both during lunch times and after school. We now offer 2 sessions of football coaching a week compared to the one session previously with both sessions up to full capacity. As well as football we offer Netball twice a week, once during lunchtimes and once after school. A mixture of boys and girls attend these netball sessions and we are now entering the team into a tournament. We also provide a cricket club to pupil’s one night after-school every week. Dance has also become a very popular after-school option for both boys and girls and this again is reaching full capacity. With the funding provided, we have been able to start another dance session for pupils to attend. This offers a different style of dance to the other session and broadens pupils understanding of the different types of dances around the world. As well as after-school clubs, we provide sport sessions for a different year group each day during lunchtimes. With the funding, we have also been able to roll out our sports leader roles where current Year 6 pupils are put in charge of organising their own activities for the younger pupils in the school. This has given them a great boost of confidence and we already have current Year 5s ready to take over. The increase in both boys and girls playing sport has allowed the school to enter more inter school competitions.

 

Pupils attending football sessions:


Last Year – 32 pupils – 8.3% of pupils in KS2

This Year - 76 pupils – 19.8% of pupils in KS2


Pupils attending dance sessions:


Last Year – 7 pupils – 1.8% of pupils in KS2

This Year – 29 pupils – 7.6% of pupils in KS2

 

Following a Year 6 survey – 97% of pupils said the activities available during lunchtimes were much better than previous years and this had had an impact on the behaviour around the playground. The structure of the sessions (1 year group a day) enabled them to enjoy the sessions more with a smaller amount of people instead of a mass number trying to play that specific sport.