P.E. & SPORT
Physical Education and Sport are very important at our school and each class has at least two, one hour sessions of physical activity a week. We believe that physical ability and sport can greatly contribute to the holistic development of a child.
Our vision for P.E. in our school is to provide children with a movement foundation for lifelong participation in physical activity. We support all children to be physically literate and encourage their development to be competent and confident movers.
It was first announced in 2013 that the government would be providing funding for physical education and school sport. We started to receive this funding from September 2014. The various ways we have used the funding and the impact that it is having in our school, are outlined in the document below.
For more information on the curriculum aspect of physical education at St Paul's, please see the link below.
PE Days Spring 1 2022
PE and Sport Premium Funding- Spending Updates and Documents
Report to Governors-November 2021
July 2020 Update on PE and Sport Premium funding for schools.
PE and Sport Newsletters at St Paul's
Impact of Sports Premium Spending
School clubs Autumn Term 2 and Spring Term 1
At St Paul's we are extremely proud to offer the children experience in a broad range of sports and activities. These are offered to all pupils. The Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school. Our clubs help our children to achieve this goal!
100% of our Year 6 cohort 2021/2022 meet the National Curriculum requirement to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. The previous cohort also met this requirement.
At St Paul’s we are very lucky to welcome Mrs Winward (nee Crewe) into school on a Thursday as a specialist Gymnastics Teacher. Over the course of the year, Mrs Winward will teach each year group for at least one half term. She will teach Pre-school and EYFS for the whole year. At St Paul’s we firmly believe that increasing a child’s core strength, physical development and listening skills at such a young age will benefit them in all their learning encouraging them to grow and flourish in our learning environment. Our children are fantastic gymnasts and their confidence and ability in the subject area has grown massively since welcoming Mrs Winward into the school family. Mrs Winward also provides professional development for the teaching and support staff in school, improving their confidence, knowledge and skills in their teaching strategies in this subject area to ensure the quality first teaching is received by all children for many years to come.
Previously, Year 5 and 6 have been very lucky to have the opportunity to have specialist cricket coaching from Jordan Clarke. Jordan is part of the Lancashire Cricket Foundation offering Chance to Shine cricket coaching. This specialist coaching will allow the children to develop specific skills in this curriculum area that they otherwise may not have the opportunity to learn. Teaching staff will also take part in the sessions so they can develop their subject knowledge and delivery of Cricket. If the opportunity poses itself again, we will be sure to work with LCF in the future.
Louis, Jack, Max and Jacob represented school in a Gifted and Talented football tournament at Blackburn Rovers training ground. They were excellent and came 2nd! Well done boys.
A big well done to the girls football team who competed rain or shine in the DPSSA football tournament, you represented our school and our sporting values excellently!
Children enjoying the excellent LCF Roadshow, providing a broad range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
We have used some of our funding to provide OAA mornings for all children across school, children loved participating in a sport they wouldn't usually engage in. It has also helped raise the profile of OAA and shows the children how to use the local area in which they live for their physical and mental wellbeing.
Wow! What a day! All children across school got to try something new. Tri-Kidz was a challenge and in response we are promoting more regular engagement in physical activity for all children. We have booked Tri-Kidz again for Summer 2022 and we will see if our stamina and resilience has improved!
We have not let COVID-19 stand in the way of participation in competitive sport! Lower KS2 took part in the Gymnastics Competition against other BwD schools virtually! You can see our entries below.
Autumn 2020 Virtual Gymnastics Competition
Year 5 and 6 -Cricket
Year 5 and 6 have had specialist coaching from Jordan Clarke, part of the Lancashire Cricket Foundation. He has helped raise the profile of cricket across school and has encouraged a lot of children to begin to play the game at lunch and break times. Jordan has also provided staff with increasing their confidence, knowledge and skill set with regard to cricket.
Again- COVID-19 won't stop us taking part in competitions. The Orienteering Competition was held virtually this year. Our scores were submitted and the organisers compared them against other schools in BwD. We are very proud to say we came...SECOND! A huge well done to everyone who took part.