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Lyndhurst Infant School

Lyndhurst Infant School

Sports Funding 2018

Lyndhurst Infant School has a Platinum"Quality Start" recognition award! This is the highest award given to schools that meet a criteria of children participating in two hours of PE a week and at least 30% of children taking part in after school clubs. Lyndhurst had 64% of children taking part in after school sports clubs at the end of Summer 2018!  17% of our Pupil premium children and 31% of our SEND children attend an ASC.  

We also promote healthy active lifestyle and take part in all locality sports competitions and two inclusion competitions each year. 

The Government has provided us with £18,180 in additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (P.E) and sports in primary school.  

Click here to see our plans and how we will evidence the impact of our spending. 

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 and teaching assistants through team teaching.  We can then ensure that the use of the money is sustainable.  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 the Lyndhurst Leaders asked their class about which activities they most enjoyed last year and what they would like to do in 2018-2019. We used this feedback to plan the spending of the Sport Premium.

This year external coaches will be providing lessons in the following;

  • Team building/football skills
  • Football
  • Multiskills
  • Gymnastics
  • Tennis
  • Athletics
  • Street Dance
  • Dance

Enzo (from the Chelsea coaching team) has been working with 12 boys from Year 1 (Action group) , in the 1st half of the Autumn term to boost team building skills and model reading. The feedback from the children has been amazing. They are seeing Enzo as a role model in Sport and reading, and the impact on their reading will be measured in the Summer term.    

In the second half of the Autumn term, year 1 & 2 children will receive Gymnastics coaching from the head coach at Worthing Gym club.   

Locality Events

We are using some of our Sports Premium this year to pay for Heather from Worthing Gymnastics club and the Chelsea Coaching team to train our children prior to enter competitions.  This year we will be asking our most able sporting children to become part of our competition squads and offering spaces to all children in school.  

Kerry Smith, from Wannado Street Dance will train the children for "Dance time".  All Year 1 & 2 children will have the opportunity of being part of this free after school club.

This academic year (2018-2019) we will be entering the following locality events and competitions: 

  • Year 1/2 Olympic/Paralympic festival 
  • Tag Rugby
  • Boccia
  • Year 1/2 Gymnastics competition
  • 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.  

Later this year, we will be investigating who the 36% of children are who do not attend an ASC and offering them a "By invitation only" club. 

So far this year...

The Year 2 children took part in Olympic/Paralympic sports.

Three of our children took part in Boccia

Some of our children took part in the Rugby Festival

We took part in the Basketball Festival

We have invested in improving our Gymnastics teaching and were really pleased with the locality competition results...Our Girls team came 1st and our a and b teams came 2nd overall 

Well done Lyndhurst!

We took 2 teams to the Indoor Athletics competition.  Year 1 came 3rd and Year 2 came 2nd.  Overall we came 3rd! Well done Lyndhurst!

Our Time to Dance Squad are busy practising for their performance on 19th March at Worthing Pavilion theatre...


Forest schools and Beach schools


We provide outdoor learning opportunities with our Forest school and Beach school activities.  Our children have the opportunity to take part in forest schools in our school grounds and beach schools at Worthing beach.  We have a trained Level 3 Forest school practitioner on our staff team.

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 Marine Conservation Society and 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 July 2017 to kick start a healthy and active Summer holidays!  

The children can now access Jonny's routines from home and get the whole family joining in!


After School clubs

We have a range of after school clubs 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)
  • Go Wild
  • Groovy gardening
  • Snooker

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 currently have a waiting list for both dance and football.

We have also funded places on these clubs in order to encourage certain children to develop a healthy lifestyle. 

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