At Northmoor we aim to build on children’s natural enthusiasm for physical exploration and providing stimulating, purposeful and challenging experiences through games, dance, gymnastics, swimming, athletics, the daily mile and outdoor and adventurous activities.
Physically active children are not only healthier but do better academically and in life, and are far more likely to be active as adults. The first ten years of life provide children with a blueprint for their adult lives and is the time when they develop the critical fundamental movement skills that act as foundations and building blocks for future activity.
In the academic year 2020-21 we spent above our allocation (£20,160) on physical education:
The Impact of the School Sports Premium:
- The curriculum is varied and the children participate in a range of physical exercise and games.
- Most pupils have positive attitudes towards physical activity and they enjoy the daily mile challenges.
- Children receive at least a good standard teaching in PE and this is evident from monitoring teaching and learning.
- Specialist staff and coaches are used to ensure that children receive a better quality of education.
- Within school assessment shows that a majority of pupils are working at age related expectations in most year groups.
- The level of achievement in PE is good or better in Early Years and both Key Stage 1 and 2. Pupils make good progress from their starting points.
- Feedback from pupils show an improved attitude towards sports and physical activity.
- Links with other local primary schools and secondary schools are very strong and we are involved in interschool competitions and sporting events throughout the year. The number of competitions we are involved in doubled in the academic year. E.g. Football Tournaments for both girls and boys, Cross Country Racing, Cricket matches, rugby, handball and dodgeball, Dance Competitions.
- There is a good range of extra-curricular sports clubs for pupils throughout school. This not only develops sporting ability and confidence but also develops social skills.
- This year the children have competed in the following events and competitions: KS2 girls and boys A/B team Football Tournaments and Mixed Football Tournaments, Athletics, Multi-Skills, Handball, Volleyball, Dodge Ball, Tag Rugby, EYFS/KS1 Balance Bikes and Young Leaders Sports Training. The academy has also become a partner for the Junior Parkrun and staff and families participated in the Parkrun takeover day in June. The number of events attended and active participation is a significant improvement on the previous year.
- The academy has also achieved the Silver School Games Award and is working towards the Gold School Games Award.
Areas for Development in 2021/22
- Re-Launch the daily mile and invest in playground markings to support the initiative
- Extend outdoor provision to encourage physical activity e.g. a trim trail and forest school
- Ensure sustainability by investing in further professional development
- Liaise with Harmony Trust sport lead to ensure Sports, Community and facilities are well led between both Academies
- Increase the proportions of pupils who participate in competitive sports including those with additional needs or who may be considered disadvantaged
- Continue to promote staff well-being by organising a range of physical activities for staff to engage in – intra trust games, ‘Go-Ape, Bradford 10K, Snowdon Walk
Impact Measures (to be reviewed June 2021)
- Increase participation in School games and competition
- Monitoring of the playground shows active and physical activity by pupils
- Pupil surveys show positive attitudes to physical activity
- Staff have the confidence to deliver excellent PE sessions and extra-curricular activities
- At least 75% of pupils participate in the daily mile
- Attainment in school swimming:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations