All schools receive Primary PE and Sport Funding to support children and improve the quantity, quality and breadth of PE and Sport provision. The allocation is calculated according to the intake of the school, and each school decides how to best to allocate the money, so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and increase their participation in sporting activities.
Woodbridge Primary School children have a great deal of physical activities as part of their curriculum, through outdoor PE lessons, indoor gym and dance, swimming for Y5 & Y6 children, alongside active brain breaks (including cosmic yoga and Just Dance) for use in the classroom. We play competitive football and netball matches against other local schools (individually and in tournaments), send teams to a wide range of competitions and events and hold our annual Sports Day with a range of competitive Track and Field events. Children are encouraged to be active at lunch times through the provision of equipment and the older children taking on the role of Play Leaders. Year 5 and 6 children also show their leadership through their roles at Sport Leaders. We offer the children a wide range of sporting after school clubs, including netball, tennis football and gymnastics.
The residential journeys for Y5 and Y6 both have sporting elements with archery, rock climbing, hill walking, wide games and abseiling as part of one or the other. Our outdoor environment includes a playing field, pirate ship, climbing wall, adventure trail, and playground markings to encourage the children in active and adventurous play.
Over the past three years we have received the following in Sports Premium funding:-
|2020 – 2021||£17, 820|
|2021 – 2022||£17, 802|
|2022 – 2023||£17, 778|
We have used the funding to:-
- Develop our ‘WPS Sports Scholarship’ Scheme
We have funded ‘taster sessions’ with a local sports club each half term. We have then offered naturally gifted or ‘least active’ children ‘WPS Sports Scholarships’ at the sports clubs, providing funding for children to attend a set of sessions. Recent WPS Scholarships have included Street Dance and Water Polo.
- Promote and develop fitness
Funding has been used to train Year 5 and 6 Play Leaders and Sports Leaders to organise and run active games and activities with the younger children at break and lunch times.
- Provide high-quality curriculum PE
Children from Y1 to Y6 benefit from two half-terms per academic year of specialist tennis coaching. Tennis coaching is funded through the children’s attendance at our After-School Tennis Club and supplemented with our Sports Premium.
Our children attend swimming sessions for four consecutive terms once they enter Year 5. This is partially funded through our Sports Premium.
Funding has been used to purchase equipment for a range of different sports and activities, including hockey, gymnastics, athletics, netball, football and rugby. Staff training has included two members of staff completing Developing Orienteering Skills CPD. We also provide one ‘Sports Enrichment’ session per term for each class to allow the children to experience two new sports.
- Extend extra-curricular and competitive opportunities
We have been ‘Gold’ members of the School Games since 2018 and take part in a wide range of competitions alongside netball and football fixtures with local primary schools. Funding has been used to cover supply and transport costs. Teams are given additional training sessions before attending competitions. We host an intra-school sporting event every half term, where the children compete against different classes in teams. Our most popular intra-school events include dodgeball, orienteering, cross country and rounders.
2020 – 2021
The 2020/2021 year was a bit different due to the Coronavirus restrictions in place. However, we were still able to use our funding to…
- Large order of equipment to allow for continuation of PE sessions under covid restrictions, e.g. a class set of footballs and basketballs (one per child)
- Entry to Virtual School Games festivals, including football, basketball and skipping.
- Focus on skipping to increase fitness levels, including ordering a class set of skipping ropes and staff CPD.
- Curriculum tennis sessions with coach Jon Mansfield were resumed for all classes from March 2021.
- Year 1 to Year 6 had catch-up PE sessions with Premier Sports.
- Sports Enrichment sessions for all year groups, allowing children to try two new sports.
- Funding of a wide range of after school clubs in the Summer term, including Year 1 and 2 Multi-skills, Year 3 and 4 Multi-skills, Year 5 and 6 Multi-skills and Year 5 and 6 Football
- Provide opportunities for competition within school within classes and ‘bubbles’. This included orienteering across KS2 and EYFS, KS1, LKS2 and UKS2 Sports Days.
- Provide an alternative activities week package for our Year 6s class who were unable to attend their residential. This included a range of outdoor and adventurous activities, including skiing, high ropes course and abseiling.
- Bring back swimming sessions for our Year 6 children, including using funding to provide coach travel to ensure they got to complete their water safety training.
2021 – 2022
In the Autumn term 2021 coronavirus restrictions were still in place. However, we were still able to use our funding to…
- Provide opportunities for competition across classes through intra-school tournaments and events, including orienteering, rounders and the Paralympic Sport Goal Ball. All KS2 classes competed in five intra-school events across the academic year.
- Attend a wide range of inter-school tournaments and festivals, including dodgeball, quicksticks hockey, cross country, cricket and quadkids athletics.
- Provide training sessions for our sports teams before entering competitions, including additional training for our tag rugby, hockey, dodgeball and athletics teams. All of our sports teams had four hours of coaching as a team before the events.
- Develop our orienteering curriculum through staff CPD and a Year 6 visit to Rendlesham Forest.
- Continue our scholarships programme following covid restrictions, including 10 year 6 children attending a series of water polo sessions.
- Hold a cricket taster day for Y1 to Y6 children. Following the taster day, a group of five Year 3 and 4 children attended a set of eight one-hour cricket sessions across the summer and new cricket equipment was ordered to allow staff to continue with the activities demonstrated.
- Buy a Cosmic Yoga subscription to allow active brain breaks for children in KS1.
- Promote fitness through promoting skipping across the school. A new class set of skipping ropes were ordered and all classes competed in a personal skipping challenge.
- Develop the leadership skills of our Year 5 and Year 6 children through training, leading and officiating at our intra-school competitions and running lunchtime clubs.
- Carry out observations of activity levels at break and lunch times. Following this we were able to hold discussions with groups of children and order playground equipment to increase activity levels.
- Weekly forest school sessions for our Year 3 class and a series of forest school sessions for a selected group of Year 6 children.
- Increase the number of staff with a shallow water swimming certificate.
2022 – 2023
Here are a few examples of how we plan to spend our 2022 – 2023 Sports Premium funding:
- Attend a wide range of inter-school competitions and events.
- Provide trainings for sports teams before events
- Provide all classes with the opportunity to compete in intra-school competition
- Hold a termly taster day with a local sports club each term, with a follow up scholarship for interested children.
- Develop children’s leadership skills through our Play Leaders and Sports Leaders scheme
- Focus on monitoring and increasing children’s activities levels at break and lunch times, particularly for our least active children
- Increased parental engagement through inviting parents in to be active with their children in school
- Provide CPD for staff to support high quality PE curriculum teaching
- Purchase equipment to develop the breadth of our PE curriculum, including badminton and volleyball resources
Impact of the Sports Premium
- We have been awarded with a Gold School Games Award since 2018.
- Winners of the School Games 2021 Basketball tournament
- Increased activity levels at break and lunch times.
- Double gold winning medallist at the GKR Karate World Cup following interest gained after her karate scholarship.
- County Golfer as a result of our Golf Scholarships
- 100% KS2 participation in competitive sport.
Sustainability of the Sports Premium
We have introduced various initiatives designed to create a lifelong interest in activity and healthy lifestyles. They include:
- WPS Sports Scholarship scheme has been in operation since September 2013 and has covered golf, netball, tennis, judo, skiing, dance, archery, handball, cheerleading, tag rugby, hockey, squash and climbing. These scholarships target the naturally gifted and the least active pupils.
- Forest School has been running since 2018.
- Sports Leaders and Play Leaders scheme set up to teach the children how to lead and encourage peers.
- Our programme of Intra-school events provide children with a wide range of competitive sporting opportunities across KS1 and KS2.