Sports Premium 2017 - 2018
At Roe Green Infant School and Roe Green Strathcona School (RGI/RGS), we value the importance of regular exercise and a balanced diet in order to ensure a healthy lifestyle. We focus on exercise and healthy eating in many parts of the curriculum, including Physical Education, PSHE, Science and Design Technology.
What have the School Council found out?
The school council are of the opinion that physical activity and sensible diets will help Roe Green children to keep fit and healthy. They thought that facilities such as after school clubs, inter-school events and in-house competitions would help increase the children’s confidence, team spirit and friendship circles. The School Council also felt that new equipment and specialist PE teachers would help to enhance their physical skills and fitness levels.
The sports funding will be used to support some of these targets
- To develop a stimulating PE Curriculum for all pupils and teachers.
- To increase the levels of competitiveness in school games and inter-school sports competitions.
- To develop pupils’ well-being and motivation for physical engagement during play times (Huff and Puff).
- To raise attainment across the curriculum with a particular focus on P.E.
Current PE Provision at RGI/RGS
- PE is taught in our Creative Curriculum and also in PE lessons, which include dance, gymnastics and invasion games including tag rugby, basketball, football, hockey, cricket, tennis and badminton. Sport Premium funding has enabled us to purchase the relevant equipment for these sports.
- Swimming takes place across KS2 and is taught by an external swimming coach at Harrow Leisure Centre.
- Inter-school sports competitions take place with Infant Cluster schools and have included football, tag rugby and kwik cricket.
- Children in upper KS2 will be spending a week at PGL in order to take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges.
- A mini bus has been purchased in order to allow for inter-school competitions.
Swimming lessons started in May 2015 for Year 3 children at RGS. Since then, Key Stage 2 children have continued to have weekly swimming lessons. The impact of swimming for these children has been immense. They are continuing to learn how to swim and 45% of the children are now independent swimmers. In addition to this, they are learning other skills such as taking responsibility for their own belongings and managing their time effectively.
Sport Premium has also enabled the teachers to go on a number of courses with a focus on increasing activity levels in PE lessons. The continued liaison with sports coaches in Brent has prepared teachers within the PE faculty to carry out staff INSET days. In October 2016, the first training took place enabling the staff to become more confident in the strategies they are using during their PE lessons and to successfully increase the activity levels of children.
On Tuesday 14th March 2017, members of the PE Faculty went to Mount Stewart Infant School to carry out tag rugby training for both staff and pupils at the school. This enabled the pupils at the school to familiarise themselves with the rules of the game in preparation for the tag rugby tournament.
Having set a target to increase the competitiveness in school competitions, this year’s Sports Days proved to be huge successes with staff, pupils and their parents. Held on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st June 2017, we ensured that the races and games had more of a competitive edge. At RGI, Year 1 and 2 classes competed against each other for a chance to win a trophy for their class, while Nursery and Reception competed within their classes respectively. The winners for Sports Day 2017 at RGI were Hawk class for Year 1 and Hedgehog Class for Year 2. At RGS, the children compete in their Houses. The winning House was Cook.
Following on from the success of the previous year’s inter-school tournament, on Tuesday 4th July 2017, Roe Green Infant School hosted and took part in a cricket tournament in the Brent Partnership Games. Other participants included teams from our partnership schools Carlton Vale Infant School, Roe Green Strathcona School, Mount Stewart Infant School, Our Lady of Grace Infant School and Malorees Infant School. Each team consisted of ten children with five boys and five girls participating in the matches. All of the children showed excellent sportsmanship and there were some exciting matches played between the schools.
The Roe Green Infant School team did very well in the tournament, winning every one of their respective games. As a result of this, they were declared the overall winners of the competition. RGS won two of their games and drew one, demonstrating their growing confidence in attending inter-school events. All of the participants thoroughly enjoyed the event and this competition proved to be a huge success for all the partaking schools, with football, team games, kwik cricket and tag rugby events planned for the next academic year.
Sports Funding 2017 - 2018
Kingsbury SSCO £1,300
PE Equipment £397.77
PE Resources £214.56
Organisation and running of Events £1,000
PE Coach RGS (QPR) £2,465.87
Creative Curriculum Salaries £4,389
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