Since September 2013 the government has allocated funding directly to primary schools to support the provision of quality PE/sport. In September 2017 this was increased further. For more information from the Department for education: http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/adminandfinance/financialmanagement/b00222858/primary-school-sportfunding/Primar
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
At Thornton Dale C of E Primary School we aim to provide all children with a rich experience of physical fitness and sports and to provide opportunities for all children to take part in competitive and non-competitive sports. We aim to develop the physical literacy of all children to develop confident movers who are able to access their environment proficiently and get the most out of it by successfully assessing the risks within it.
EYFS – Across this age range children access their physical development mainly through the continuous provision areas. They have the opportunity to climb, jump, kick, catch, throw, balance, run and develop the skills involved to work towards their early learning goals for physical development. This includes our funky fingers provision to develop the physical attributes needed to support movement into writing.
KS1 – During this stage of their schooling the children continue to develop their physical literacy building on all the skills they have acquired in early years. Through a combination of discrete PE lessons and within the wider curriculum the children extend all the areas of balance, coordination and agility required, whilst increasing their spatial awareness and concept of risk in the environment. They are also introduced to more competitive sporting games at different times of the year, such as interhouse football competitions and of course, Sports Day.
KS2 – In KS2 the children begin to apply these movement skills to more sport-specific activities. They have the opportunity to learn structured team games and to begin to develop specific skills needed for different sports and there is a more regular opportunity (particularly for Y5/6) to attend competitive events within our cluster of schools through the School Sports Partnership. It is also in early KS2 that we focus our swimming coaching.
There are a broad and varying range of extra curricular sports clubs which run throughout the year and across the age ranges in addition to this, such as dance club, football and athletics.
All sport in Thornton Dale Primary School is underpinned by our ethos to be kind, be brave, believePart of this involves the children becoming aware of why physical education is important to our lives and how we can make choices to improve our own health and fitness and to appreciate the needs of others.
For a more detailed breakdown of how the Sports Premium Funding is allocated and used please click the link below.
2019 - 2020
2018 - 2019
2017 - 2018
2016 - 2017