Larkspur should receive just over £17,000 sports premium funding this year. It is continuing to be used to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. The funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school headteachers. It is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Gateshead Schools Sports Partnership
We have bought into the Gateshead Schools Sports Partnership once again. As part of this package we have access to centrally organised sports tournaments and festivals as well as extensive work within the local cluster of schools. Being part of the Gateshead cluster ensures that we can integrate and share good practice with other schools and hold inter school competitions.
Children participate in a wide range of tournaments and festivals across all year groups.
We have decided that a key focus and area of development in our school is to develop staff confidence in teaching PE and school sport. Many members of staff have little or no training in PE and specific school sports so a large amount of the funding received is going towards training staff including teacher's, TA's/HLTA's and lunchtime supervisors. From this we aim to raise standards in the teaching of high quality PE during curriculum lessons and also to develop Sport Specific after school or lunch time clubs, with staff feeling more confident to lead an out of hours club.
Physical Activity During Lockdown
Despite it's difficulties we have continued to provide PE for key worker and vulnerable children during this time. We also have posted virtual challenges to pupils working at home. These have been led by our lead coach, Keith who works for Kirsty PE Partnership. The company have also provided child friendly PE home learning packs for parents to use at home with their children. You can download the pack by clicking the link below.
We also encourage all children to join in our weekly workout, streaming live through Google Classroom.
Blazing The Trail
Our aim, despite lockdown is to continue to promote physical activity and healthy lifestyles by adapting our curriculum in line with current guidance.
We are engaging with Gateshead Sports Partnership to complete Blazing The Trail. This is an award which promotes both physical activity and the values that athletes esteem to such as respect, endurance and equality.
Currently we have completed the Winter Runderland, Dance Poster Design and the Torch Design and look forward to achieving the award at the end of the year.
Swimming( No data due to COVID)
In 2020 ______ % of Y6 met the national requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres.
_____ use a range of strokes effectively and ____ perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.