South Hylton Primary Academy believes that physical education, experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and well-being. A broad and balanced physical education curriculum is intended to provide for pupils’ increased self-confidence in their ability to manage themselves and their bodies within a variety of movement situations.
Progressive learning objectives combined with sympathetic and varied learning approaches endeavour to provide stimulating, enjoyable, satisfying and appropriately challenging learning experiences for all pupils. Through the selection of suitably differentiated and logically developed tasks, it is intended that pupils, irrespective of their ability, will enjoy success and be motivated to further develop their individual potential.
Pupils are encouraged to appreciate the importance of a healthy and fit body, and begin to understand these factors that affect health and fitness. This work is closely aligned with the school’s policy on health education.
It is considered important that physical education is integrated into the whole school’s planning for the development of pupils’ communication, mathematics, English, PSHCE and ICT.
In the summer of 2013, the Government announced new funding which aims to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision in all schools across the UK. The funding is based on an annual allocation.
This academic year we have received £8,675, which will be spent on:
|Transporting children to different sports festivals linked to Sainsbury’s School Games or other competitions||More children will take part in interschool competitions|
|Paying for coaches to coach the children in a range of sports||Children will receive high quality coaching in a range of sports. Teachers will observe coaches, using this as CPD in order to enhance their own skills|
|Staff CPD||Teachers and other staff will improve their knowledge and pedagogy in PE and sport|
|New equipment linked to sports introduced to the school’s curriculum||New sports such as basketball, handball and volleyball incorporated into the school’s PE curriculum|
|Increasing the number of extracurricular PE/Sport related clubs||Children have a wider variety of PE/sports clubs to choose from|
|Developing links with outside school sports clubs||Increased participation numbers both in and out of school|
|Providing the children with new opportunities and experiences i.e skiing||The children have a wider range of experiences linked to PE, health and sport|
|Increasing the number of teams at the school including a girls’ football team and a swimming team||More opportunities for the children to participate in competitive sport|
|Funding an Olympics Week held in the Summer term||Celebration of the school’s involvement in sport throughout the year and to raise awareness of the 2016 Olympics held in Rio|
|Improving the health and fitness of the children across the school and enhance the Change4Life clubs||More children will take part in some sort of fitness and exercise. The children will have more knowledge of how to live a healthier lifestyle|
2016/17 – Last Year’s Funding
During the year 2016/17 the school received £8,870. We used this money to improve the quality of teaching across the school. Two members of staff attended an extensive and high quality training programme devised and led by Biddick Academy in Washington. Both members of staff passed on their newly acquired knowledge /skills/resources to other staff through meetings, team teaching and lesson observations. This has led to the quality of PE teaching across the school improving considerably.
We also invested in Sunderland AFC’s CPD programme, in which two members of staff were trained how to teach games. At the end of the course, both members of staff were awarded BTEC certificates.
In order to teach the children the importance of exercise as part of leading a healthy lifestyle, we bought a Primary Gym, which is used during break times and has been incorporated into the PE curriculum. Year 5 and Year 6 children have been trained as gym leaders to support younger children when using the gym.
We increased the number of children attending swimming lessons, which has resulted in more children being able to swim 25 metres. This has also led to more children participating in the ‘Hit the Surf’ programme. A new swimming team has also been developed this year – the team has competed in two swimming galas.
The PE and sports premium has helped us to increase the participation numbers across the school and has helped us achieve the Sainsbury’s School Games Bronze Award. We are aiming to achieve the Silver Award this year.
Inter School Competitions
This year is the first year we’ve had a swimming team. The Year 5 children took part in two swimming galas: one at the Aquatic Centre ad one at Monkwearmouth Secondary School.
Unfortunately, the team didn’t win any medals but they performed well and all of the children involved thoroughly enjoyed both competitions.
Both the 7-a-side and 9-a-side football teams have had a slow start to their seasons. Their current records are:
Current top scorers:
Aaron Mason: 1
Kieron Smith: 1
The 7-a-side team were knocked out of the Grimes Cup in the first round.
Current top scorers:
Ben Sawyers: 1
The 9-a-side team were knocked out of the Watson Cup in the first round.
Girls’ 7-a-side team:
This year we have started two girls’ football teams. Both teams played in a tournament against Hill View Junior School held on the school field. The final positions were:
|1||Hill View 1||3||3||0||0||13||0||13||9|
|2||South Hylton 1||3||1||1||1||3||0||3||4|
|3||South Hylton 2||3||1||1||1||1||3||-2||4|
|4||Hill View 2||3||0||0||3||0||10||-10||0|
Well done to all of the girls involved. Everyone enjoyed the tournament.
Congratulations to Ellie Kate Davison in Year 5 who represented Sunderland U11s Athletics Team. The school is extremely proud of her.
We recently won Sunderland School’s High 5 Netball League. Children were presented with a winner’s trophy and individual medals. The spring league table will be added to the website soon.
The summer league fixtures will be updated on the website soon.
Intra School Competitions
The Year 5/6 children are currently taking part in an intra school netball competition. The results will be displayed in the Summer Term.
The School Sports Council organised a tag boxing competition (a game using tag rugby belts) for the Year 5 girls. The School Sports Council acted as scorekeepers, and referees, and they are currently using their ICT skills to produce certificates for the winners.
The final results were:
1st Ellie Kate Davison
2nd Hayley Barker
3rd Bethany Morrison
The children in one of our Change4Life Clubs participated in a volleyball competition. The results were as follows:
Y3 Tag Rugby
This term the Year 3 children will take part in an intra school tag rugby tournament. The School Sports Council will organise the event and will act as team leaders, scorekeepers and referees. They will produce certificates for the winners and the results will be displayed on the website in the Summer Term.
Some of the Year 3 and Year 4 children took part in an intra school football competition. The results will be displayed in the Summer Term.