Department for Education Vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium
ALL pupils leaving primary school should be physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport.
The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
- The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- Broader experience of a range of sport and activities offered to all pupils
- Increased participation in competitive sport
PE at Sherburn Primary School aims to develop the knowledge, skills and capabilities necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing in our children now and for their future. Physical fitness is an important part of leading a healthier lifestyle. It teaches self-discipline and that to be successful you must work hard, show resilience and have the determination to believe that anything can be achieved.
It is our intent at Sherburn to teach children life skills that will positively impact on their future. We aim to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical activities. We want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others, as part of a team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values.
Pupils at Sherburn participate in weekly high-quality PE and sporting activities. Our PE curriculum incorporates a variety of activities to ensure all children develop the confidence, tolerance and the appreciation of their own and others’ strengths and weaknesses. We provide opportunities for all children to engage in extra-curricular activities during and after school, in addition to competitive sporting events. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also well-being.
Click here to view the school’s PE curriculum.
Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Sherburn, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes. It is hoped the PE curriculum will encourage pupils to:
- participate in all PE lessons
- achieve age related expectations in PE
- enjoy sport and seek additional extra-curricular activities both within school and in the local community
- show a good understanding of healthy lifestyles
The following plans show how the premium is being allocated in our school:
|2019/2020||Curriculum Time AM||Curriculum Time PM||After School Clubs||Swimming||Festivals|
|Autumn 1||SSP Coaches|
Year 3 Games
Year 5 Games
Wednesday Youth Club
Thursday Jump for Joy!
|Year 3 Friday morning||Year 2 Multi Skills
Year 3 Tri-Golf
Year 5 Multi Skills
|Autumn 2||SSP Coaches|
Year 1 Dance
Year 2 Dance
|Wednesday Youth Club|
Thursday Fit and Fun
|Year 3 Friday morning||Year 4 Gymnastics
Year 5 Sports Hall Athletics
Year 6 Sports Hall Athletics
|Spring 1||SSP Coaches|
Year 1 Games
|Wednesday Youth Club|
|Year 1 Dance Festival
Year 2 Dance Festival
|Spring 2||Wednesday Youth Club|
|Summer 1||Wednesday Youth Club|
|Summer 2||Wednesday Youth Club|
Spring First Half Term 2020
KS2 have been enjoying their after school club Boxercise.
Year 3&4 had great fun at their Intra Dodgeball Competition.
Well done to the Year 5/6 mixed football team who came 5th in league.
Year 5/6 Sports Hall Athletics
The Government sets targets for swimming in Primary Schools and states that ‘children should be able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.’
In 2020-21 the year 6 cohort were unable to take part in swimming due to Covid-19. In 2018-19 whilst in year 4 32% of the children achieved 25m using a range of strokes and completed the water safety element of the curriculum.
School Games Gold Award!
For the fourth year running our school has achieved the Gold Award in the Sainsbury’s School Games Mark. Well done to staff and children for all their hard work!
The Daily Mile
As part of the school’s ‘Active 30’, we encourage children for 10 minutes a day to walk, jog or run around the yard in order to stay healthy and keep fit.
Well done to the boys football team for coming 5th in the league 2018-2019!
Our after school clubs change on a half termly basis. Our current clubs for the first half of Autumn Term 2019 are:
- Year 1, 2 & 3 Sports club 3:15-4:15pm . This club is run by a coach from the School Sports Partnership and the children will get the opportunity to try a variety of different sports over the weeks.
- Durham Area Youth will be running a club for children over 7 years of age. The first session is from 3:15-4:30 at a cost of £1.50 and this will include a tea time meal. The session will include a range of activities – multi-sports, arts and crafts, cooking and much more. Children can stay on after this session to a Youth Club Session from 4:30-6:00pm. This session will also be open to other children aged 7-11 who live nearby. The cost of this session is £1.
- KS2 Sports Club (Years 4-6) starting 17th September 2019. This is run by a coach from the School Sports Partnership and the children will get the opportunity to try a variety of different sports over the weeks.
ALL children must be collected from clubs by an adult as the nights are starting to get darker.
Sport plays an integral part in school life at Sherburn Primary. We regularly compete against other schools in our area.
We recently held trials for our school football team and we have many children who displayed great talent and enthusiasm. Our team are playing in the Durham League – take a look at our results!
We are delighted that once again Sherburn Primary has achieved the gold award for P.E. leadership. In addition to this we have just been presented with another gold award by the County Durham Sport in recognition of the great work carried out by our young sports leaders. We were one of only 5 schools in the county to receive this award. A huge well done to our P.E. leads Miss Barnett and Miss Pinkerton and of course to all our pupils for being such excellent ambassadors for the school when attending sporting events.
KS1 took part in a sports festival which was hosted on our playing field and lots of schools throughout Durham can and took part.
Young Leaders from our school in Years 3 and 4 helped organize and run the festival. The festival was a huge success and everyone commented how amazing the children were.
Gold Kitemark Award
We’re thrilled to announce that for the third year running we’ve been awarded the Gold Kitemark from the Sainbury’s School Games for our participation in inter-school sport and the inter-school competitions we run. A big well done to all the children who’ve taken part in these events and thanks to the staff who’ve helped along the way.
Our Children Also Enjoy Sport Outside of School
We always strive to encourage the children to have a love of sport and physical activity and encourage them to share their success at external activities with their peers in school. Here are some of the comments from our children:
- ‘I have been tumbling for 9 months and in March 2017 I qualified for the N.D.P semi finals in Birmingham. N.D.P stands for National Development Plan. This required me to compete in 3 different runs made up of various tumbling moves specified by the British Gymnastics Board. I train 4 times a week at DCGC; with this training I concentrate on the technique of each move and power. In Birmingham I was nervous at this was my first competition in a large arena. I went out there and did my best ensuring that my runs were good. My coach was pleased with my performance and I qualified 1st for the finals to be held in July.
- ‘I am 7 years old and I go to Zazz Dance Studio. I go every Friday, I have achieved 7 trophies and certificates. I do tap, jazz, ballet, disco, ballroom and cheerleading.’
- ‘Since February I have been taking part in karate lessons, I do this at Sherurn Community Centre. I am on my orange belt and really enjoying myself and it keeps me fit and healthy.’
New Playground Markings at the Village Site!
We have recently been awarded a Physical Activity Grant from Education Development Services to develop our school yard with playground markings. Here are some of the many benefits of the markings.
Outdoor Classroom – These playground games can be used as teaching aids for use in the outdoor classroom playground as well as during play times and break times where the children use their imagination to make up their own games. Physical literacy is the ability to use a range of fundamental movement skills in a competent manner, with the capacity to apply them with confidence in a range of settings that can lead to sustained involvement in sport and physical activity.
Physical Literacy – Physically literate children will be able to perform a range of fundamental movement skills e.g. hop, climb or catch at levels of agility, balance and coordination appropriate to their capabilities. A child’s movement confidence will develop as they become more competent in performing these skills.
Fun – We believe that these marking will give children more chances to much more fun during break and lunchtime!
Have a look at our before and after pictures showing how much the children are enjoying their new outdoor environment!
We are also aiming to build up our links to local sports clubs by providing our pupils information on the various sports clubs they can join. We aim to share our sporting news every term via our Sherburn Sport newsletter as well our on our school website.
The children in Dragonfly Class took part in a 12 week FISCH (Family Initiative Supporting Children’s Health) programme. Through a mixture of physical activities and classroom based sessions they learnt all about how to lead an active lifestyle and how to eat healthily.
The children were amazed, and rather shocked, when they discovered how much sugar was found in their everyday foods. Their enthusiasm to promote healthy eating led to them designing a healthy breakfast club menu. The FISCH leaders were so impressed with the children’s work that they offered to run a free breakfast session for the pupils and their parents, so that the children could show them what they had learnt.
As these pictures show we had an amazing turn out, the support of parents and carers was greatly appreciated – breakfast was delicious and extremely healthy! We were given certificates for being ‘Healthy Breakfast Champions’.
Willow Class took part in the Tag Rugby Festival on Thursday 5th May. This was organised by Durham City School Sports Partnership and was attended by lots of other schools in the area. The children learnt lots of new skills, made new friends and had a thoroughly great time!