P.E. at St Anne's
At St Anne’s we feel strongly that every child should have access to a curriculum that develops not only their minds but also their physical abilities as well.
Regular physical activity and well taught and resourced PE lessons, provide:
The development of children’s understanding of healthy lifestyles, helping to eliminate the impact of increased hours in front of screens and computer games that can effect some children.
The development of motor skills that helps children become successful in a range of physical activities leading to greater confidence.
Opportunities to work in teams, practice vital social emotional skills and develop resilience.
To understand the importance of sportsmanship and recognising their own and others achievements.
Physical activity that can elevate stress and anxiety and aid children’s concentration at school.
Across years 1 to 6, all children have the opportunity to take part in 2 PE sessions a week. Reception class take part in 1 taught PE session a week, but through their foundation stage curriculum, they have daily opportunities to develop their physical skills.
The school also provides a series of after school sports clubs and lunch time clubs. These are mostly provided by experienced sports coaches from the local organisation Just Do Sport. The school also take part in specific sporting days and activities in the local area, such as inter school competitions and sports taster days.
Sports Premium funding
Following the 2012 London Olympics, schools received additional funding to support the development of sport and physical activities for children. Each school was originally given £8000 and then an amount per child as a top up. In 2017, this has been increased to £16,000 per school.
Over the past few years the school had invested much of the sports premium funding into working with the Hunts Schools Sports Partnership, run by Hinchingbrooke school. This provided a range of coaching and mentoring opportunities for staff to help develop the wider PE and sports curriculum and to provide good quality skills based lessons.
Since September 2016 The school has also worked closely with a local sports provider called Just Do Sport. The organisation has helped to provide additional qualified coaches within school as well as high quality lunchtime and afterschool sport clubs.
In January 2017, the school employed a PE specialist teacher. This staff member is responsible for the whole school curriculum development and provision in regards to PE and sport.
Through participation in PE and along with our St Anne’s aims and values, pupils learn more about themselves as individuals and also the skills they need to play and perform in sporting competitions and events; as well as the skills to work co-operatively as part of a team.
For more detailed summary of how St Anne’s plan to spend the Sports Premium funding for previous years as well as this academic year, click on the links below:
How the school used the Sports Funding in 2015/2016 - click here.
How the school used the funding in 2016/2017 - click here
How the school plans to use the sports funding for in 2017/2018 - click here.
Please click here to be redirected to the DfE website which gives you further information on School Sports Funding.
Recent sporting events at St Anne's.
On Thursday 9th November, Miss Allcorn and Mrs Minney took 20 girls from year 3 and 4, to attend a Football Festival in St Ives run by the local FA. Over 230 girls took part in the event with the aim of increasing and retaining the participation of girls within football.
The children were able to participate in a number of different football workshops, such as, Refereeing, Skills, Freestyle, Goalkeeping, accuracy and Reaction Time. Alongside this, children also participated in a round robin tournament where they played in 5 a side matches against other schools. Throughout the day each child showed great sportsmanship, respect and represented St Anne's brilliantly. Well done to all those involved, a great day was had by staff and children.