Holy Family Catholic Primary School

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PE and Sport

Holy Family School has a long, and well established, reputation for its commitment to Physical Education. Organised, competitive sport helps to develop pride in personal performance, and encourages resilience.  It actively fosters the importance of team work and the value of honest self-evaluation. Physical activity promotes the importance of an active lifestyle; bringing a good deal of pleasure as well as numerous health benefits.

At Holy Family School we passionately believe that good quality Physical Education has a huge role to play in developing the citizens of tomorrow.

In the Academic Year 2017-18, the government is estimated to provide the school with £19,600 Sports Grant funding to enhance our provision.

During the Academic Year 2017-18 we will use the Primary School Sport Premium to enhance our curricular provision by:

 

Sport Grant Funding 1718

In the Academic Year 2016-17, the government provided the school with £9,800 PE funding to enhance our provision.

During the academic year 2016-17 we have used the Primary School Sport Premium to enhance our curricular provision by:

  • Supporting the work of a specialist PE teacher to work alongside Y2-3-4-5-6 children, (and to enable twice yearly assessments in order to track pupil progress and complete ‘satisfaction surveys’ for impact of PE and school sport) at a cost of £8,500 (salary contribution)
  • To develop and train a new PE Leader £100
  • Employing a Core Movement specialist for four afternoons to further develop teachers of children in Y1 £200
  • Providing all teachers with a software tool that provides exemplar planning and video examples of progression and outcomes in all areas of PE.at a cost of £320
  • Employing a specialist Rugby coach to deliver high quality sessions in Y5 - £700

Impact of the above was measured by:

  • Analysing and sharing with Mrs Griffiths and named governors the twice yearly measures of pupils strength, stamina and balance
  • Building upon extra-curricular clubs and measuring their impact by way of the ‘Satisfaction Survey’
  • Analysing children’s responses overall to the ‘PE Satisfaction Survey’  
  • Our success, or otherwise, in a range of Catholic and city wide sporting competitions

Actual impact  Strength & Stamina Assessments

Across year groups 3 -5 noteworthy progress was made by comparison with previous assessments.

 

Strength  (forward plank)    (Each year group was given a  minimum target based on the previous assessment in October 2016)

In Y3 only 6 children  out of 57 tested (10.52%) were unable to reach the increased standard of two minutes

In Y4 only 9 children out of 58 (15.51%) were unable to reach the increased standard of three minutes

In Y5 only 8 children out of 55(14.54%) were unable to reach the increased standard of three minutes forty five seconds.

At the positive end of the scale a time of between five and eleven minutes was achieved by;

15 children (26.31%) in Y3

11 children (19.29%) in Y4

12 children (22.22%) in Y5

Stamina  (the fifteen minute run)

In Y3 only 5 children out of 58 (8.62%) achieved less than 2Km

In Y4 only 5 children out of 58 (8.62%) achieved less than 2Km

In Y5 only 3 children out of 56 (5.35%) achieved less than 2Km

Across the three year groups (224 children) twenty seven children (12.07%) achieved a distance of between 2.5 and 2.95 Km while fourteen children (6.25%) exceeded a distance of 3 Km. 

 

The PE Satisfaction Survey

The questionnaires pupil feedback was very positive, the children enjoy PE, they enjoy the variety of experience and they enjoy being able to see that they were making progress.

Children from Y3 – Y5 were presented with a range of questions to assess their opinion of PE.

In Y3, 5 & 6 children completed the questionnaire which took place in the first week of June 2017.

In Y4 and Y5 fifty five children from each year group responded.

For the purpose of this exercise we bracketed answers in the 4/5 range together; the 2/3 range together and the 1’s as a class of their own. Here are two examples.

 

To the question; How much do you enjoy your PE lessons at Holy Family?

1 = I do not enjoy my PE lessons at all

2 = I enjoy a few of my PE lessons

3 = I enjoy about half of them

4 = I enjoy the vast majority of my PE lessons

5 = I enjoy all of my PE lessons

 

In Y3  two children (3.57%) responded with a 1

 “    “   nine children (16.07%) responded in the 2/3 range

 “    “   forty five children (80.35%) responded in the 4/5 range

 

In Y4  five children (9.09%) responded with a 1

 “    “   four children (7.27%) responded in the 2/3 range

 “    “   forty six children (83.63%) responded in the 4/5 range

 

In Y5  one child (1.81%) responded with a 1

 “    “   six children (10.86%) responded in the 2/3 range

 “    “   forty eight children (86.88%) responded in the 4/5 range

 

To the question; Is PE important?

1 = PE is not important at all

2 = PE is only important if you want to be good at sport

3 = PE is quite good fun and it’s reasonably important

4 = PE is important because it teaches us new games and skills

5 = PE is important because it keeps my mind and body healthy as well as challenging me

In Y3  one child (1.78%) responded with a 1

 “    “   ten children (17.80%) responded in the 2/3 range

 “    “   forty five children (80.10%) responded in the 4/5 range

In Y4  one child (1.81%) responded with a 1

 “    “   seven children (12.72%) responded in the 2/3 range

 “    “   forty eight children (85.07%) responded in the 4/5 range

 

In Y5  no child (0.00%) responded with a 1

 “    “   eleven children (19.91%) responded in the 2/3 range

 “    “   forty eight children (79.64%) responded in the 4/5 range

  

WHOLE SCHOOL COMPETITIONS

Holy Family School had its most successful sporting year in over a decade.

We competed in the following events. The number on the right indicates the school’s final position in each event.

Coventry City Schools Individual Girls X Country Championships (2nd)

Coventry City Schools Individual Boys X Country Championships (2nd)

Coventry City Schools Girls X Country Relay Championships (2nd)

Coventry City Schools Boys X Country Relay Championships (1st)

Catholic Schools Individual Girls X Country Championships (1st)

Catholic Schools Individual Boys X Country Championships (1st)

Catholic Schools Girls X Country Relay Championships (1st)

Catholic Schools Boys X Country Relay Championships (1st)

Catholic Schools Individual Girls ‘B’ Team X Country Championships (1st)

Catholic Schools Relay Girls ‘B’ Team X Country Championships (1st)

Catholic Schools Individual Boys ‘B’ Team X Country Championships (1st)

Catholic Schools Relay Boys ‘B’ Team X Country Championships (1st)

 

Catholic Schools High 5 Netball League (2nd)

Catholic Schools High 5 Netball Cup (2nd)

Catholic Schools High 5 Rally Competition (2nd)

 

Catholic Schools Football League (1st)

Catholic Schools Football Cup (Losing semi finalist)

Catholic Schools Football Rally (2nd)

City Schools Harry Shaw Cup (Losing quarter finalist)

 

Catholic Schools Swimming Championships (4th)

Catholic Schools Girls Football Championships (6th)

Catholic Schools Cricket Championships (1st)

Catholic Schools Gaelic Championships (5th)

Catholic Schools Track and Field Athletics Championships (1st)

 

Holy Family School won the Donal Kenny Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the overall sports champions

The school was not over reliant on Year 6 pupils in sports teams so there should be continued successes in future years. 

Next Steps: Next year Warwick University students would be coming in to test every child’s fitness and would create a fitness profile of the school. This fitness profile could be used to track children’s progress against a baseline.

 

2015-2016

In the Academic Year 2015-16, the government provided the school with £9,800 PE funding to enhance our provision.

During the academic year 2015-16 we have used the Primary School Sport Premium to enhance our curricular provision by:

  • Supporting the work of a specialist PE teacher to work alongside Y2-3-4-5-6 children, (and to enable twice yearly assessments in order to track pupil progress) at a cost of £7055 (salary contribution)
  • Enlisting the support of a specialist Dance teacher to work alongside all children from Y1–6 at a cost of £2125
  • Employing a Core Movement specialist for four afternoons to further develop teachers of children in Y1 £280
  • Providing all teachers with a software tool that provides exemplar planning and video examples of progression and outcomes in all areas of PE.at a cost of £340

 

IMPACT REPORT

Swimming
Swimming is now a year round activity with years 4-5-6. Over the course of an academic year each year group has 12 x 1 hour sessions at 
President Kennedy's pool, and this is then repeated throughout the remainder of each child's KS2 experience. Our medium term aim is to see 80% of children achieve a 50 metre standard by the time they are ready to move to KS3.
 
No deduction is made from PE funding to support year round swimming for Y4-5-6 
   
Assessment
A series of standardised assessments have been initiated and will take place during the Autumn and Summer terms of each academic year.   These involve a distance covered fifteen minute run, forward planks, a standing long and high jump. Our intention is to record and maintain individual as well as year group progress for comparison purposes.                                                             
 
The Daily Run
With effect from April 2016 all children from Reception to Y6 will undertake a daily run on the school grounds. To this end a 250m course has been marked out on the playing fields (for use in dry conditions) and a 100m course established on the playgrounds for when the weather is more
inclement. The time spent running will be dependent upon age and ability. A daily record of each child's run will be recorded by selected sports leaders from each class and they will meet with the PE coordinator each Friday. Over the Summer term of 2016 the distances covered will be recorded and will contribute to the "Road to Rio" initiative.
 
CPD
A core movement specialist was recruited to enhance provision in Y1. He led four whole class sessions, before collaborating with KS1 teachers on issues of provision and planning before supporting those teachers as they led their own children independently in core movement lessons.
 
Planning
Access to an online planning tool that covers all aspects of the KS1-2 curriculum was purchased. This will allow teachers to see exemplars of relevant PE planning for their year group, and to share both end of  lesson and end of unit outcomes with their children via instructional video. 
     

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

As a School we have broadened the scope of extra curricular activities by employing specialist coaches, including those from Coventry City Football Club, so that we may offer Dance, Tennis, Cricket, Netball, Boxing, Cross Country, Football (Y1-6), Netball (Y3-6), Dodge Ball and Basketball. We liaise actively with coaches and parents to ensure that children eligible for Pupil Premium receive coaching in their preferred sport at no cost to themselves. We identify  our more able sports boys and girls in KS2 before offering them a free Multi Skills class during the Summer term.

 

COMPETITION

At Holy Family we firmly believe in the benefits of competitive sport.  We enthusiastically encourage a spirit of fair play and believe that competition teaches children how to deal appropriately with success and failure. It encourages teamwork and mutual respect, as well as reinforcing the need for hard work and self discipline. Because of this belief we have always encouraged our pupils to compete, whether it be against others or themselves.  To this end we engage in a range of competitions across a series of sporting disciplines.

Our football and netball teams compete in the:

  • Catholic Schools League - Catholic Cup - Catholic Schools  Rally

The football team will also compete in the:

  • National 7 a side completion - Coventry 6 and 7 a side Cup - Harry Shaw Cup - 4 a side indoor competition

In addition our; 

  • Gaelic Footballers  compete in local, and dependent upon success, regional championships
  • Swimmers  compete in the Annual Swimming Festival at  Coventry Baths, Fairfax Street, Coventry
  • Athletes contest the Catholic Schools Field and Track Championships at Warwick University, as well as the City Cross Country Championships and Catholic championships
  • Cricketers participate in the annual Qwik Cricket Competition at the Standard Cricket Club
  • Rugby players have the opportunity to compete in various Summer term Tag competitions, and to play at the Ricoh prior to Wasps home   matches

Children are assessed twice in each school year in a series of fixed activities. Each child's attainment is recorded individually and will be maintained throughout their time in our school.  We are currently exploring practical ways to provide  measures of each year groups average progress so that overall impact may be analysed. 

We will strive to give every child in our care a range and breadth of opportunities in Physical Education. We aim to challenge and extend the most able, as well as supporting those who find P.E. a daunting prospect. We will do everything possible to help your children enjoy and appreciate this life enhancing area of the curriculum.