In physical education children take part in a wide variety of activities. They learn that being active is fun and that it is important to lead an active lifestyle. At the beginning of their school life children learn and explore basic movement skills, they develop these skills throughout their time at Yeadon Westfield Infants and leave as a confident mover.
At Foundation Stage and Key Stage one children experience dance, games, multi-skills, athletics and gymnastics. In gymnastics children use the large apparatus which enables them to develop their gross motor skills (climbing, jumping, balance etc). We play a wide variety of team games and during fine weather we take advantage of our school field for outdoor activities of many kinds. Lessons involving the use of small apparatus (bats, balls, skipping ropes etc) develop the children's fine motor skills, such as catching, throwing and hand/eye co-ordination. During the summer the children do athletics on the school field and learn the fundamentals of running, jumping and throwing events. Within Foundation stage they have provision all year round to an outdoor physical area.
In April 2013, the Government announced new funding (Sport Premium) for physical education (PE), sport and physical activity to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision at school, for two years. We are using the Sport Premium to improve the quality of PE and Sport provision in the following ways:
What impact have we have seen on pupils’ PE and Sport participation, attainment and development of healthy lifestyles.
Activity, Investment and Impact
Financial Statement Academic Year 2018/2019
Total number of pupils on roll 2018-19: 230
Income approx: £11670
Please see below breakdown expenditure
Teacher Professional Development 2018/19
- Early Years training on Zip Active providing high quality CPD for Early Years
- All CPD costs included in membership of, Youth Sports Trust & Real PE scheme.
Learning Enhancement 2018/19
- Purchased new resources to expand curriculum
- Installed Artificial Grass to enhance the Early Years environment and make accessible all year round
- Termly inter-school competitions for all children
- Purchased balance bikes/ equipment and in house training
Interschool Collaboration 2018/19
- Sports Week
- Cross country
- Athletics Festival in cluster and Leeds schools
A Sports Week was carried out to coincide with Sports Day, where the children focused on the range of sports and activities that were available to them and the impact of an active lifestyle on overall health and wellbeing.
Planned Expenditure 2019/20
Total number of pupils on roll 2019-20: 192
Income approx £16000
Teacher Professional Development 2019/20
- access to external training provided by Leeds
- in house CPD
Learning Enhancement 2019/20
- Update resources
- access to interschool competitions
The improvements made by the PE and Sports’ Premium funding would not all be able to be sustained if the money was discontinued. The new PE scheme and resources would however continue to be used. The scheme has been well embedded into the PE curriculum and staff are confident and capable using it. Participation in sports events across the city would come to an end as transport costs wouldn’t be covered. Hopefully sports events in the cluster could continue as staff within the cluster have established a partnership: again this depends on transport. The use of sports coaches would also only be used if they were free, therefore not upskilling staff in specific areas. The updating and upkeep of resources would be kept to a minimum and reliant on Sainsbury’s vouchers.