Nurturing Achievement: Growing and learning together
The Government has given every Primary School funding to develop Physical education and competitive sport. At Battyeford Primary School, we have received £9498 from the government for Sport Premium Funding. With this money, we have bought services from the Pennine Sports Partnership with the long term aim of providing outstanding teaching and learning of physical education for all.
Year 5 Athletics lessons run by Pennine Sports Inclusive Sport - Table Tennis Jan 2016
Pennine Sports Partnership 2015-2016
This year, we are able to provide our children with specialist teachers and coaches in order to further improve the quality of physical education in our school. Through a self evaluation of current P.E. provision at Battyeford, looking at teachers' strengths and areas for further development, we have carefully selected areas of P.E. that will most benefit the CPD of our teachers, as well as the specific needs of our children.
Specialised staff will deliver high quality P.E. lessons for 1.5 days per week, as well as an after school club, allowing teachers to observe, support and team teach to increase their confidence in their required area of development. This year, Pennine will also work alongside our Early Years Foundation Stage unit to improve and promote physical education from as early as possible. Children will be taught a wide range of skills and strategies that meet the requirements of the curriculum through various areas of P.E. such as dance, gymnastics and games, as well as outdoor and adventurous sports such as orienteering and bush craft.
This year, we aim to partake in all of the events and competitions held by Pennine Sports in order to further increase the participation, confidence, competition and the desire to improve, across all Key Stages. We will be holding intra school competitions and attending inter school competitions within the Mirfield Pyramid of schools with the ambition of competing at an even higher level. Through the partnership, children with additional needs and those recognised as gifted and talented will have opportunities to attend sports events, specifically tailored to suit their needs.
The Pennine Sports Partnership has allowed us to train up expert Sport leaders in Year 6 to support younger children in school during play times with their ability to work as a team, problem solve and promote active lifestyles. This year, we will also be recruiting pupils for a Sports Organising Crew, to allow all children to suggest ideas for sports events and competitions, and develop sports leadership within Key Stage 2.
Our School Games Blog
Here, pupils at Battyeford write about the exciting sports events they have participated in. They love to share their experiences and encourage others to become involved.
Pennine Sports Partnership 2014 - 2015
Last year, with our sports premium funding, we were able to provide children with specialist teachers and coaches to improve their performance in physical education, as well as training our own staff to become more confident with their teaching of P.E.
Specialised staff came in for 1.5 days to work with teachers throughout Years 1 - 6 and taught a range of areas such as gymnastics, dance, games and athletics.
Through the Pennine Sports Partnership, we also took part in various competitions and events such as Sports Hall Athletics, Hi5 netball, tri-golf, strictly Pennine dance show, tag rugby and many others. We had particular success in the Hi5 netball, tri-golf and tag rugby where our teams came first, which meant we were through to the next round! The Sports Funding also provided us with sports days targeted at our children with additional needs.