Evaluating our use of the new primary school sport funding (2015/2016)
The increase in participation rates in such activities as games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics.
Afterschool clubs: we have football, karate and rugby (lead by outside agencies).
Children now have access to a range of interventions in addition to their normal PE timetable. For example: structured activities led each lunch time by lunch time supervisors/ We also have Highest Attainers sessions on a weekly basis from 11.30 – 12pm with a highly qualified member of the Sports Partnership.
We now have outdoor education sessions on a fortnightly basis for KS1 and KS2 led by practitioners in school.
Our Year 4 pupils were trained as Play Ground Buddies.
We continue to provide swimming sessions on a rota basis. It is currently Year 3.
The increase and success in competitive and school sports
We’ve had a fantastic year for sports:
In autumn 1, Year 4 pupils participated in a football tournament with schools throughout Northumberland. Team A: 3rd overall and Team B: 4th overall
All pupils in Year 2, 3 and 4 took part in Multi Skill festivals to develop their skills and control.
The whole school took part in Skipping Day, KS2 had Judo taster sessions.
As a school we participated in the Children’s Cancer Run at Gosforth Racecourse.
We organised lots of intra- sport competitions in our key stages.
We had Dr Bike ‘Get off your stabilisers day’ and ‘Racing Day’.
Year 4 even won the Sainsbury’s School Games final in tag rugby – fantastic result!
The results from the children’s questionnaires, see percentages below also illustrated that high percentages of children wanted to participate in competitive sports against other schools : Year 1 – 86%, Year 2 – 75 %, Year 3 – 80 %, Year 4 – 94%.We will continue to plan and give our pupils more opportunities to complete in intra and inter competitions. As a result of all our hard work, we achieved gold for the Sainsbury’s School Games.
How much more inclusive the physical education curriculum has become
We have incorporated a range of activities from skipping to den building Including competitive, non- competitive, team and individual sporting activities means that every child can enjoy keeping fit and healthy.
We ran Dr Bike’s Big Breakfast for children and parents which reinforced the importance of keeping fit and healthy.
The Sports Council designed and led their own sporting events including events for all: basketball, dodgeball, football and obstacle courses.
Our lunch time supervisors have undertaken playground games training to ensure activities are inclusive for all.
All Year 4’s were taken to Robin Wood where they participated in rock climbing, the piranha pool, teamwork challenges and caving.
The growth in the range of traditional and alternative sporting activities
Don’t forget to look at the timetable of sporting interventions and activities planned for this year, included on the website.
We regularly promote sporting clubs outside of school including: judo, athletics, gymnastics and football.
The improvement in partnership work on physical education with other schools and local partners
As identified above we are competing against other schools in football, tri-golf, rugby and multi skills. We have our specialist sports teacher who works throughout school on a rota basis and also leads a highest attainers group on a weekly basis to challenge our most able. We are also working closely with a range of local partners that run afterschool clubs in our school hall.
Links with other subjects that contribute to overall achievement and their greater social, moral and cultural skills
Below is a sample:
At Morpeth All Saints we are always looking for cross curricular links to enhance children’s learning. We have now invested in Plan Bee which included cross- curricular lesson for PE. For example rainforest dancing.
Our outdoor education sessions will focus on team building activities e.g. den building, pond dipping and forest school type activities.
Following completion of the interventions pupils in KS2 felt :
100% more confident in gymnastics,
86% more confident in tennis
74% more confident in multiskills.
This supports our belief that the interventions we have planned are having a positive impact on children’s confidence and well-being throughout the school. All KS2 pupils also felt 100% confident they knew how to behave safely in PE. Please check this page regularly for updates from the pupils’ questionnaires.
The greater awareness amongst pupils about the dangers of obesity, smoking and other activities that undermine pupils’ health
These aspects of health are covered in our PHSE curriculum.
We also had Dr Bike to promote healthy eating / exercise throughout school and invite parents and pupils to attend a healthy breakfast in school.
Our school is situated in attractive and extensive well maintained grounds in a small housing estate, Lancaster Park, which is north of the town of Morpeth. The school first opened in 1972 and was formerly known as Wansbeck St Aidan Church of England Aided First School until it was renamed in 2001.Read More of the school welcome page