Break times are now staggered across KS1 and KS2. This allows for a greater space to take part in activities. During break times, there is plenty of time during both morning and lunch break to take part in meaningful activity, be it den building, ball games, climbing wall or hide-and-seek. The change in the length of break times is still showing the impact. It really makes a difference to how lessons are approached afterwards – and is great fun too!
Our school is lucky enough to have outside support from of the “High Vaultage” Coach, Chris Bower. Chris takes the children’s gymnastic abilities to new heights, with most children across the school achieving well above their expected skills. As they achieve things they didn’t think possible, the confidence that the children develop is amazing to see!
At Bletchingley Village Primary School, we are also lucky to have a sports coach who comes to teach PE skills across the school. The children learn the rules of different sporting games and activities whilst developing their control and tactics. Hockey, Basketball, Football, Rounders and Athletics are just some of the games that the children are taught.
Did you know that drowning is the third largest cause of death in children under 16?
Here at Bletchingley Village Primary School we understand that swimming isn’t a just a skill – it is a lifesaving necessity. The children in the targeted year group will have lessons with a qualified swimming instructor until they meet end of Key Stage expectations. These are including swimming 25m, floating and treading water.
It wouldn’t be a Primary School without Sports Day! Due to the pandemic, we altered the way we ran our Sports Day, but the children still loved it! The children work together, in a range of athletic, gymnastic and stamina based activities to earn Team points. There is a carousel of events before the traditional running races!
The movement continues within the classes, with each class having access to the ‘Jump Start Johnny’ website which gets the children up and moving, helps them to wake up their brains and shake themselves into the learning mode. Classes are also able to complete Mile-a-Day which involves running for a sustained period of time. This helps improve stamina and resilience whilst the children get some fresh air!
At Bletchingley Village Primary School, we are excited about the local schools being able to come together again for a competition. We love the challenge of competing and taking part!
We join other local schools for District Sports, Rounders and Football competitions.
The Sports Premium is a sum of money paid to schools to help fund improvements to PE provision in a sustainable way. We have set up a PE working party which meets once or twice each term and comprises parents, governors and staff. We have consulted with parents, children and staff to identify areas for improvement and the working party has then decided how to deploy the funding.
The statement for details of the school's Sports Premium funding and how it has been spent is pending and will be on the website shortly.