Sports Premium funding is allocated to schools to make additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all pupils to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
This year, like last, we have spent a large chunk of the money on providing more opportunities for children to take part in more complex events during their P.E time and to give children the opportunity to use technology to enhance fitness and skill. The thought behind this was to expose the children to activities that they may have never seen, heard of or had the opportunity to take part in before.
This has meant that P.E lessons have had to be partly re-structured, allowing time for these events to be incorporated into the curriculum and at play times.
Lessons still followed the same formats; the skills are simply taught in a different context allowing the children to develop their skills set in a manner they may not have previously done before.
The thought behind this exposure was to see if we could get the children taking part in less prominent sporting events in schools (for example; archery, curling, handball and fencing).
This meant buying new equipment that allowed the school to teach P.E lesson in a highly effective and outstanding manner.
Once this academic year has come to completion, we will endeavour to develop other areas so that the children have so many more opportunities next year.