Brookfields received Sport Premium funding from the government. In 2016/17 it was £8,380 and for 2017/18 it is £16,810. The aim if this is to help support “additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.”
Further details of the Sports Premium can be found through the following link:
The fund must be spent on achieving the aim of improving the provision of PE and help to encourage healthy active lifestyles in and out of school.
Brookfields has used the governments sport premium funding to widen the range of activities that have been offered to primary students this year. All primary students have had the opportunity to participate in tennis lessons at Bradfield College delivered by professional tennis coaches. Some primary students have enjoyed sailing lessons provided by professional sailing coaches at Berkshire Sailing.
It has been great to see so many pupils from the primary school participating in so many competitions and events this year. They have attended the school games and participated in the change for life festival. We also went to a river regatta day at Bisham Abbey where some pupils represented Brookfields in Kurling where they competed against other schools. Brookfields primary students also attended the Panathlon where they competed against other schools in Athletic events, Kurling, table cricket and target throwing.
All Primary staff have been trained on REAL PE this year which has developed staff’s confidence of delivering and supporting in PE sessions effectively. PE lessons are high quality due to all members of staff being confident in their practice. Two members of staff this year have been trained in the programme “REAL PLAY” which is an initiative to encourage physical activities and games at home with parents. We also have all the resources ready to go and will be looking into delivering this programme in the next academic year.
Primary pupils have benefitted from extra-curricular lunch time clubs this year. New equipment has been brought to provide pupils with engaging, inclusive activities to try including Archery, Rebound, Discus Golf and Speed stacks. Pupils were also accessing a dance club delivered by a dance instructor every week. This was accessed by all pupils including PMLD students where she did lots of sensory dance activities. Pupils have enjoyed the lunch time clubs and have been attending regularly this not only develops their social skills and friendship within the Key Stage, it also has increased the amount of time pupils are active for throughout the day.
“5 a day TV” was purchased this year which has improved the engagement of “dance” in wake up shake up. The programme has 5 minute routines that all appropriate pupils are able to access and copy in fun exciting themes. It also has 5 minute “chillout” routines which act as calming activities this is used at the end of the session before they return to classes. Class teachers have been using “5 a day TV” during class time on their smart board as energisers or calmers depending on the needs of the students at the time.
Some basic equipment had to be replaced which was funded through sport premium. The mats and benches were replaced and are now being used on a weekly basis for gymnastics lessons as well as safety provisions for rebound.
We are passionate in continuing to develop the PE provision at Brookfields School in the next academic year 2017-2018.
This year, the provision this will include;
Reading Football Club
Pupils have been accessing football lunch time clubs ran by Reading football club. This has developed pupil’s friendships, understanding of rules, game play and communication with outside agencies. Structured football lunchtime clubs has decreased behaviour problems on the playground. It has given pupils opportunities to deal with winning and losing games and difficulties that come with this.
Soft Archery Set/Arm Guards
KS2 pupils have been accessing Archery club on a Tuesday and Wednesday lunch time, the archery sets have given them the opportunity to try different activities and they have really enjoyed doing so. The soft arrows are good as we can teach the safety rules around archery for when they go to Thirtover on residential or Adventure Dolphin in KS3.
KS2 pupils have been accessing dance at lunch times on a Friday. They have expressed a real enjoyment from these sessions. They are also learning new skills and beginning to link movement that is a key fundamental skill at primary age.
Tennis sessions at Bradfield College
All KS2 pupils will have access to going to Bradfield College for a 5 week block of Tennis lessons. The coaches are very understanding of the needs of the pupils and will adapt accordingly. They are working on physical literacy incorporating hand eye co-ordination, agility, balance and speed. These are fundamental skills that pupils at this age should be developing in order to build upon in the future. This has also given pupils the opportunity to go offsite and experience a different setting where there are lots of indoor tennis courts.
“5 A Day TV” subscription
Primary pupils have been accessing 5 a day TV as part of their “Wake up Shake up” routine. This provides them with a variety of dance routines for them to copy with varying difficulty levels. This is an excellent engaging resource that pupils have benefitted from for a “Wake up Shake up” activity. We also have brought the home access this year where some students have been using this resource at home too.
The mats have been replaced due to some being condemned and not fit for purpose. This has allowed pupils to access activities such as Gym, rebound, Judo and Yoga. The mats have also been used for jumping off of apparatus safely. Some benches have been replaced due to old ones being unsafe or condemned. Pupils have now been able to access activities such as balancing, jumping off and climbing in gymnastics lessons. The benches are also used in assemblies for children to sit on. Pupils have been accessing high quality PE lessons delivered using equipment that is appropriate for them e.g. the correct sized balls. Different team games are now able to be played using bibs, cones, hoops and beanbags.
For more details about how we have used the Sports Premium, please lick on the link below:
If you require any more information in relation to the Primary Sports Premium, or its use at Brookfields please don’t hesitate to contact either Sarah Strudley (Assistant Head Teacher) or Andrew Brown (Finance), who will be happy to answer any questions about additional funding on 0118 942 1382