Sports Funding 2015
We have been awarded a Bronze School games mark!
The Government has provided us with £9500 in additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (P.E) and sports in primary school.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but we have the freedom to choose how to do this.
Our current P.E provision provides children with two sessions (2 hours) of taught physical education lessons per week – one indoor and one outdoor. The Indoor sessions currently follow the Activ8 scheme of work to ensure coverage, progression and extension for higher attaining children.
All classes have the opportunity to work with external sports coaches, enabling the children to try a range of sport and game activities to broaden their experiences and skills. This initiative will not only develop the children’s skills but also provide professional development for the teachers in these classes through part team teaching. We will measure the impact of this initiative on the children’s learning and progress, and collect a variety of qualitative and quantitative evidence. This year external coaches will be providing lessons in the following;
The Rugby feedback has been very positive:
The Dance coach has been well received by the children and teachers! The children have worked hard to learn challenging street dance moves and performed to the whole school in an assembly...
This academic year (2015 – 2016) we will be entering the following locality events and competitions:
- Year 1/2 Multiskills
- Year 1/2 Gymnastics competition
- Year 1/2 Rugby Festival
- Year 1 Indoor athletics
- Year 2 Indoor athletics
- Time to Dance at Worthing Pavilion theatre
- NAK festival
- Year 1 football
- Year 2 football
- Year 1 athletics
- Year 2 athletics
- KS1 Inclusion festival
We will also be competing against Springfield Infant school at the Chesswood Mini Olympics. Chesswood Junior School will kindly be hosting our Year 2 Sports day again this year.
So far this year we have achieved great competitive success:
- In the Multiskills competition, we came 1st!
- In the Year 1/2 Gymnastic competition the boys came 2nd and the girls came 4th. Lyndhurst Infants were 3rd overall! This is a huge improvement from 2 years ago when we came 8th!
- We won the NAK (New age kurling) competition!
Time to Dance at The Worthing Pavilion Theatre
The children were amazing and made the teachers watching feel very proud!
Forest schools and Beach schools
We provide outdoor learning opportunities with our Forest school and Beach school activities. Our Year 3 children have the opportunity to attend our residential visit to Lodge Hill where they take part in various outdoor activities including orienteering and shelter building.
We have members of staff who are trained in delivering Beach school sessions and we regularly provide opportunities for the children to visit the beach. These sessions are sometimes for whole classes and sometimes for certain children. We feel it is important for children to experience the beach all year round and take them there during the winter as well as in the summer months.
All Year groups visit the beach and we regularly have the Sussex Wildlife Trust in to teach children about the classification of beach wildlife and plants and how to be respectful of the environment.
Jump Start Jonny
In November 2014 we began using Jump Start Jonny daily in school. This is a website of exercise routines to popular music, with heart pumping and cool down routines designed to be used in the classroom. The children are thoroughly enjoying this and so we arranged another personal visit from Jonny in January 2016 to kick start a healthy and active new year!
The children can now access Jonny's routines from home and get the whole family joining in! www.jumpstartjonny.co.uk
After School clubs
We have a range of after school clubs led by qualified sports coaches which provide opportunities for the following activities:
Football (Chelsea Football in the community) x2 clubs
Bee-fit (Bee fit) x2 clubs
Dance (Solitaire School of Dance)
Karate (Sama Karate organisation)
The amount of children attending our after school clubs has increased in the past 2 years and Football and Bee-fit now run two club in order to accommodate everyone!
We have also funded places on these clubs in order to encourage certain children to develop a healthy lifestyle.