Sports Premium Grant
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was an opportunity to inspire the nation to enjoy a memorable cultural and sporting experience. The government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the games and to develop children’s enjoyment of sport and physical activity from an early age. As a result, in 2013 the Prime Minister set aside £300m specifically to improve the provision of Primary School PE and School Sport.
Our vision is for all pupils to leave our school physically literate and with the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport. We aim to achieve self-sustaining improvements in the quality of PE and sport against 5 key indicators:
1. The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - kick starting healthy active lifestyles
2. The profile of PE and sport being raised across the whole school as a tool for whole school improvement
3. Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
4. Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
5. Increased participation in competitive sport
Competitions and Events
Year 5 and 6 braved the elements to partake in their bike-ability training on the week beginning the 12th September. This year we they all braved the Indian Summer and all manage to achieve progression from previous badges gained. We now have more children than ever able to demonstrate proficiency when cycling on the road. This year we had 14 pupils participating with all achieving their Level 1 and 6 pupils going on to achieve their Level 2 awards.
Sport Crew Leader Training
On the 10th of October 12 children from years 5 and 6 attended sport crew leader training. They all proved their worth and demonstrated that in order to be a successful team many people with different qualities must work together in order to be successful. The children are all eager to organise their first intra sport competition. Keep your eyes peeled for photos and information of these forthcoming competitions.
Clubs Available this term
Gymnastics, Football, Activity Club, Archery, Multi-Skills, Change 4 Life
Intra School Dance Competition
Our Classes have been organising a dance off, with groups of pupils preparing new Wake Up & Shake Up routines for everyone to participate in at playtimes. Our champions are now performing the routines and sharing their moves everyday during our morning break. Well done to our winners...Keeeep Dancing!
Welcome to Mr Waters
This term we have recruited a new sporting person to our team, Mr Waters has begun his NVQ Sports and PE Teaching Assistant Apprenticeship with us. Mr Waters is supporting all the classes in their PE lessons and also helping our Sports Leaders during the lunch hour to organise more events.
Physical Activity Questionnaire
All pupils have completed a survey this term about the physical activities they participate in outside of school. Our pupils join in with an amazing assortment of activities including; gymnastics, swimming, horse riding, golf, fishing, running, walking, cycling, ballroom, latino and disco dancing, tennis, rugby, judo, ballet, cheerleading, boxercise, football, Brownies, Cubs and Beavers. We look forward to sharing the pupils achievements in all these activities in our Gallery Star Assemblies throughout this year.
Clubs Available this term
Gymnastics, Football, Activity Club, Multi-Skills, Change 4 Life, Archery
Term 3 & 4
This term we have welcomed the Badminton England into our school to coach and delivery some Badminton sessions for all our Key Stage 2 pupils. We would like to say a big thank you to Ray Rofe who has been supporting our pupils and staff to learn some amazing new skills (we now need a bigger school hall).
Congratulations to all our winners in the intra school competition for Gymnastics, Katy and Mrs Blackwell found it very tough to choose our teams for the Key Steps competition this term. Our own winning team represented the school at Herne Bay High School were they all participated with determination to achieve their very best. It was a pleasure to watch them all encouraging each other to learn the routines. A particular well done to our Key Stage 1 team who came 4th in the overall results.
This term we have also introduced another new club from Premier Sports with 19 of our pupils attending our Kurling Club. A great new sport for us to play in our hall.
Intra School Competitions
With the wetter weather we have also been holding some indoor competitions here at Graveney with all classes participating in our intra school Speed stacking competition. Mrs Ingram is becoming even more competitive about this...
Inspired by our Wake Up Shake Up dances, and also by popular demand we have also begun to have a daily dance session at the end of our lunch breaks, making use of our playground sound system to keep us active right until the end of our lunch break.
Clubs available this term...
Kurling, Table tennis, Tag Rugby, Lunchtime Activity Club and C4L
Term 5 and 6
This has been a very busy term for competitions. We have participated in a really wide range of sports this term; with many classes trying out new sports to encourage our pupils to really learn new ways of being active.
Competitions entered have included High 5 Netball (Year 5 and 6), Tri Golf (Year 3 and 4), Mini Tennis (Year 3 and 4), Kwik Cricket (Year 5 and 6) and Cross Country running (all year groups).
Well done to all the pupils who have represented the school in these events, we are all extremely proud of you. Congratulations to all the pupils who have now taken part in their first competitions this term... welcome to the Graveney Sports Team.
Our Sports Day took place on Friday 23rd June, with all pupils taking a very active role in our races. Congratulations to the Yellow team who have once again been awarded the winning trophy. It was also wonderful to see so many of our future sporting stars taking part this year in our Toddler race.
Clubs available this term...
Fencing, Multi-Skills, C4L and Multi-skills
Future Tennis Star
We are exceptional proud of one of our pupils, Mihai, who was selected to participate in the 'Surbition Team Challenge Cup'. Mihai went to Wimbledon on Thursday 8th June to participate in the 10 and under tennis tournament; this was a 'Davis Cup' style event.
Mihai had a wonderful time at the event with his team achieving a Gold medal for his hard work.
Watch this space for Mihai's Blog on his day out of school...
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