PE & Sport Premium Funding
At St John’s CE Primary we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well being of children. Through PE and sport, children develop many of our core values such as cooperation, respect, determination and kindness.
Our overall aim is to raise standards and participation in P.E. and school sport increasing the opportunities offered to our children. We aim to provide higher quality lessons and improved learning for all.
For 2016/2017 St John’s CE Primary was allocated £8,889 PE & Sport Premium. Please see the links below which show how we have used our PE & Sport Premium in previous years.
We have had many new exciting new opportunities so far this year in PE and there are still many new experiences to come.
Fit 2 Go
Class 4 took part in the Fit 2 Go Programme run by Blackpool FC Community. They took part in lots of different physical activities and they also learnt how to lead a healthy lifestyle. Some children took part in an after school club, whilst some others went to Bloomfield Road to represent the school in a healthy quiz, their parents were also invited in to see all the amazing things they had been learning. In May the whole class has been invited to a Fit 2 Go festival which will see the children taking part in many different activities on the pitch at Bloomfield Road.
The Community team are coming back in during the summer term to work with Reception, Class 2 and Class 6. They will be doing lots of different activities and learning many new skills.
Class 5 have recently finished their swimming lessons, over the last year they have made amazing progress, this was helped as some of the PE Premium money was used to pay for extra swimming instructors. All the class can now swim over 10 metres and the whole class have all passed their Swimming Safety certificate.
During the winter Mr Corser and Mr Whiteside ran some indoor football for some children from Classes 4, 5 and 6. They were joined by one of the coaches from Blackpool FC Ladies who helped with the training.
Teachers Working Together
We have been very lucky to have Mrs Cleasby from the Blackpool Sports Team in different classes working alongside the teachers and children, so far she has supported Class 1 and 4 with Dance and in the summer she is going to be doing Gymnastics with Classes 1 and 2.
Change 4 Life
We have play leaders from the Blackpool Sports Team at lunchtimes to run different activities (tag rugby, football, handball and football) and once a week we have Change 4 Life activities. Class 3 were very lucky as they were invited to take part in a Change 4 Life festival which was held in the Blackpool Tower Ballroom.
Outdoor Adventurous Activites
When Class 6 went on their residential trip they had a go at Orienteering and really enjoyed using maps to find their way round to discover hidden clues. We thought it would be a good idea to try and develop other outdoor opportunities. Class 5 have been practicing drawing maps and they even made their own map on the playground, complete with forests, a river, roads and a car park. This is going to be good practice for their trip to Beacon Fell so they don’t get lost in the forest.