P.E and Sports Funding
School P.E Lead: Mr. C. Barrass
Attached below is the evidencing the impact of primary P.E and sport premium website reporting tool.
Sports Pupil Premium Breakdown 2023-2024
The government provides funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated to all primary schools, providing a dedicated resource to increase PE and school sport provision. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on PE and sport in schools. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil: Blackfell will receive approximately £17,510 this academic year.
To ensure the whole school community understands the importance of P.E, sport and mental and physical wellbeing as outlined in the ethos of the school: Be the best you can be, preparing for life long learning, values, ethos and wellbeing and working in partnership.
Based on the Rosenshine Principles by providing instructional support; teaching new material in manageable amounts; good use of modelling; helping pupils when they have made errors and providing for sufficient practice and review we ensure that the children at our school efficiently acquire, rehearse, and connect background knowledge.
P.E at Blackfell Primary school is driven by the 5 key indicators outlined by the DFE:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommends that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
- PE and sport across the school is used as a tool for whole-school improvement.
- There is increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- A broad experience of a range of sports and activities are offered to all pupils.
- There is regular participation in competitive sport.
Special Educational Needs Disability (SEND) / Pupil Premium / Higher Attainers
All children will have Quality First Teaching. Any children with identified SEND or in receipt of pupil premium funding may have work additional to and different from their peers in order to access the curriculum dependent upon their needs. As well as this, our school offers a demanding and varied curriculum, providing children with a range of opportunities in order for them to reach their full potential and consistently achieve highly from their starting points.
We strive to ensure that children have two hours of P.E curriculum hours per week: one hour with a qualified coach and another with the class teacher. Coverage of the curriculum is mapped out across the school for all year groups. We use the ‘Get Set for P.E scheme of work that systematically ensures coverage and progression of skills from Early Years through to Year 6. The scheme includes knowledge organisers, success ladders, videos highlighting skills and lesson plans for all units covered. Children also complete two ‘run a mile’ sessions per week.
Continuous Professional Development - All teachers benefit from working with expert coaches. In addition, we have schemes of work have been bought and are used regularly to develop lesson sequencing and enhance teaching ideas.
School Competition - Throughout the academic year, children will have participated in a wide range of different inter and intra School sports competition. Years4-6 compete regularly against schools from Washington in the District League and cup competitions. This also supports the transition process for our Year 6 pupils who have the opportunity to meet and compete with children that they will later be attending Oxclose Academy with.
Working with Championship Sports children compete in a range of sporting activities during breakfast club. lunchtimes and after school extra curricular clubs. Our school football team, competing in The Washington District Football League, play their games on a Thursday evening.
Keeping Active throughout the day and after school activities. - At Blackfell we are supporting the PE curriculum’s aim to ensure that more children are active in their lives. We are seeking to ensure that every child can find a physical activity or sport that they are interested in and offering them opportunities to try new sports in the hope that this will encourage them to be active outside of school. Blackfell pupils will have had the opportunity to attend a range of different extra-curricular sports clubs that they may never have previously experienced. These include a wide range of activities from football through to archery and curling. Coaches from Championship Sports have been employed to work with children on a lunchtime and after school, offering activities to support our inter and intra school competition. Both KS1 and KS2 children have the opportunity, at a break and lunchtime, to compete and win points for their school house team. We continually invest in playground equipment to support engagement and activity levels. In addition, the children who attend breakfast club participate in a fun an active session before the start of the school day. The school sports board located in the KS2 hall offers ‘pathways’ for children to be directed to weekend and after school sports club away from school and the website offers links to clubs around Washington.
Be Safe, Be Fit, Be Healthy and Outdoor Learning. – All children across the school work on team building and outdoor learning skills. Working with Forest schools the children complete a day of curriculum time in this area. Our Year 6 children also visit Robins wood. Be Safe, Be Fit, Be Healthy is a dedicated two weeks of work committed to further development of these key areas across the whole school. We participate in a range of different competitions, lessons and events with the aim of promoting and strengthening the importance of health and fitness whilst also reinforcing safety information. For example that fortnight the children will experience varied sports such as archery, golf and surfing; they will compete in sports days; lessons will be built around a healthy lifestyle and staying safe.
Young Leaders Our Year 5 children work towards the ‘Young Leaders Award’ This is a great introduction into leadership for pupils aged nine and over. They utilise their skills to support with break and lunchtime activities.
Our P.E curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. Our curriculum aims to improve the wellbeing and fitness of all children at Blackfell Primary school; not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines that PE promotes. Through strong links with PHSE we promote the overall well-being and health of each child through teaching about self-discipline and that to be successful you need to take ownership and responsibility of their own health and fitness. In all classes, children possess a wide range of physical abilities. Whilst recognising this fact, we provide suitable learning opportunities for all children by matching the challenge of the task to the ability of the child. Children at Blackfell Primary make good progress in PE and are eager to attend after school clubs and competitive sports events.
Through discussion and feedback, children talk enthusiastically about their P.E lessons and speak about how they love learning new skills and participating in different sports. Children show confidence and believe they can learn about a new skill and build upon those that they already have.
School Games Mark Gold
We are delighted to announce that Blackfell have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2022/23 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Girls' Football Team
A big congratulations to our girls' football team. They have played so well throughout the year and represented Blackfell brilliantly. We are so proud!
Great Active Mark
We are delighted to announce that Blackfell Primary School has achieved Gold in the Sunderland Active Charter Mark. The Charter Mark measures a school's performance over four key areas that include education, sport, physical activity and key community standards. Levels of achievement are measured through bronze, silver and gold level accreditation and are recognised by both the Education Leadership Board and the Health and Wellbeing Board. Well done to all staff and children!
Health and Fitness Week
In the week of May 26th, the school held its annual Sports and Fitness Week, dedicated to health, fitness and safety. Various agencies visited the school, offering activities such as archery, curling and fencing lessons for different year groups. The Lifestyle and Fitness Team collaborated with the children to enhance their understanding of healthy eating and staying fit. Additionally, the school enjoyed Sports Days across all year groups.
World Cup Football Strip Design
To celebrate the world cup, Year 1 – 6 were set the challenge of designing the next England kit. Year 6 councillors helped picked winning designs from each class. Well done to the following children:
Year 1 - Alfie
Year 2 - Jacob
Year 3 - Max
Year 4 - Annabel
Year 5 - Matilda
Year 6 - Phoebe
The winners from each class were presented with a football in our celebration assembly.
A big well done to Mrs. Milne with the best staff design.
Blackfell Primary - School of the Game
Sunderland Vs Wigan
On Saturday 15th October, Blackfell were chosen as 'School of the Game' for Sunderland AFC against Wigan. Some of the children were flag bearers as the players arrived on the pitch to start the match. It was a fantastic day of practising on the pitch, playing football at the Beacon of Light, welcoming the players to 38,000 fans and then watching a 2-1 victory in the 'comfortable seats.' A big thank you to AK Teaching and Sunderland AFC for inviting us to join in this wonderful experience that the children will never forget.
School Football Team 2022-23
Every Thursday, our school football team play in the Washington District League against other primary schools in the area. Our team, a mixture of Year 5 and 6, have had a steady start to the 2023-24 season.
We break for winter after half term and our girls' team will participate in their cup competition.
Continuous Professional Development
All teachers benefit from working with expert coaches where they observe model lessons and team teach areas they feel that they could be supported with further. In addition, we have schemes of work have been bought and are used regularly to develop lesson sequencing and enhance teaching ideas. Staff have complete evaluation forms with very positive feedback; they have noted the impact this support continues to have on their development.
Increased after School Club Activities and Young Leaders.
At Blackfell we are supporting the PE curriculum’s aim to ensure that more children are active in their lives. We are seeking to ensure that every child can find a physical activity or sport that they are interested in and offering them opportunities to try new sports in the hope that this will encourage them to be active outside of school.
Blackfell pupils have had the opportunity to attend a range of different extra-curricular sports clubs that they may never have previously experienced. These include a wide range of activities from football through to archery and curling.
Coaches from Championship Sports have been employed to work with children during breakfast club, lunchtime and after school, offering activities to support our inter and intra school competition. Both KS1 and KS2 children have the opportunity, at a break and lunchtime,to compete and win points for their school house team. In addition, the children who attend breakfast club on a participate in a fun an active session before the start of the school day.
The school sports board located in the KS2 hall offers ‘pathways’ for children to be directed to weekend and after school sports club away from school.
Our current Year 5 children will be working on the ‘Young Leaders Award’ with Mr. Taylor. This is a great introduction into leadership for pupils aged nine and over. They will be utilising their skills to support with break and lunchtime activities.
Throughout the school year, children at Blackfell Primary School participate in a range of whole school, fun activities designed to keep active and enjoy sports. We organise a whole school sports day, a charity scramble, a whole school sports morning and a Run A Mile.
Lots of the children at Blackfell enjoy staying active. During their morning and dinner break, they have the option to take part in activities such as, swing ball, space hoppers, the trim trail, hula hooping, hockey, football and they also benefit from our specialist sports coach, who offers quality coaching every dinner time. Every child in KS2 benefits from this and the coaching they receive feeds into our House Competition.
The national requirements for swimming and water safety in primary schools are set out below:
- Swim confidently, competently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m by the end of KS2.
- Use a range of strokes effectively.
- Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
Swimming is part of our P.E curriculum in Year 3 and 4 with all these children expected to participate. Children take part in weekly sessions on a Wednesday morning at Washington Leisure centre pool. The lessons are taught by qualified swimming instructors and our staff observe while the children are swimming.
Developing the Curriculum
Throughout the academic year, teachers and other agencies will work together to ensure the children have a fun and educational week learning about and participating in a variety of health, safety and fitness activities. Teachers will tailor their lessons around a range of related areas and issues: staying safe on the internet; stranger danger; road safety; people who can help us; a healthy lifestyle/diet and keeping our bodies and mind fit. The RNLI, a demonstration chef, The Lifestyle and Fitness Team, Hoopstarz and Glo fit will all help to ensure a fun and active year. Additionally, children from Nursery through to Year 6 will compete in a sponsored fitness activity.
The staff at Blackfell regularly apply the school ethos of risk-taking, resilience, resourcefulness, relationships and reflection into all P.E and sports lessons.
We have y had the school professionally mapped out for orienteering activities. This comprehensive resource includes the features and boundaries of our outside areas. The map can also be used to support other curriculum areas: for example position and direction within Mathematics and, with imagination, hunts and trails to support topic work and spelling.
Resources to support the delivery of effective lessons are updated regularly. In addition, we have purchased equipment to support active break and lunchtimes.
Links to Sports Clubs in Washington
As well as the school sports board located in the KS2 hall, follow the link below to find a range of different after school and weekend sports clubs in and around the Washington area.
Welcoming Clubs into School
At Blackfell, we like to welcome a range of different sporting clubs into school to promote their sport and help direct the children into participation on evenings or the weekend. Washington Cricket Club and Seishin Judokwai have supported our children in school.