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 2016/17
Total number of pupils on roll 2016-17: 230
Income approx £8,000
Please see below breakdown expenditure
Teacher Professional Development 2016/17
- All teachers had access to high quality CPD for increased skills, knowledge, and understanding of the fundamental skills
- All teachers were observed by the PE coordinator in relation to the scheme of work, with strengths celebrated and areas for further development identified
- Head teacher and PE coordinator attended Youth Sports Trust conference
- Refresher day for Real PE scheme
- Moved towards gold quality mark All CPD costs included in membership of, Youth Sports Trust & Real PE scheme.
All CPD costs included in membership of, Youth Sports Trust & Real PE scheme.
Learning Enhancement 2016/17
- We used professional coaches to inspire each term's learning
- Purchased new resources to expand curriculum
- Termly inter-school competitions for all children
- Cost of transport covered for events
- 100% of teachers reported confidence in their ability to teach high quality PE and can explain the impact that this has had on their children’s engagement in physical activity
- The school took part in 100% of the opportunities afforded by the local learning community, and continued its current form of regular success in competitive events
- Organised a questionnaire for all children in the early Autumn term to determine appropriate extra-curricular provision
Interschool Collaboration 2016/17
- Road to Rio workshopBalance bike workshop
- Tag rugby festival
- Tri-golf festival
- Aireborough Cluster/ Active School Leeds Membership/ YST membership
- Cross country
- Participation festival at South Leeds stadium
- Wake Up Shake up festival
- Rugby World Cup day
- 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 2017/18
Total number of pupils on roll 2017-18: 217
Income approx £13609
Teacher Professional Development 2017/18
- Work alongside professional coaches in gymnastics and dance
- Joint lesson studies
- access to external training provided by Leeds
Learning Enhancement 2017/18
- Use of professional coaches
- Update resources
- access to interschool competitions
- cost of transport to events
- promotion of YST Active 30:30
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.
Physical Activity take up
Autumn 1 - 57 children (50%), 24 boys (40%), 33 girls (61%)
Autumn 2 - 55 children (49%), 19 boys (31%), 36 girls (60%)
The members of the dance club are a consistent group all year and this would appear to impact on the figures. All other groups are fluid and first come first served each half term.