PE & Sport Premium
The PE and Sports premium is additional funding for schools in England to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer. At Brodetsky, we believe that participation in physical activity is an essential part of both academic and emotional well-being. We are part of the Active Schools initiative, therefore regularly participate in many competitive and non-competitive sports events across the city.
EYFS & Key Stage 1
Brodetsky pupils are taught a minimum 2 hours of PE a week. P.E sessions teach children to master basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing and catching and to apply these in a range of activities. They are taught to participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending by our experienced PE Coaches and class teachers. Alongside the sessions with the coaches, the teachers also teach dance and gymnastics which focus on performing using simple movement patterns.
Key Stage 2
Pupils are taught a minimum of 2 hours of PE a week. In one of the sessions the pupils are taught running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. Pupils are also taught to play competitive games and apply basic principles of attacking and defending in games such as basketball, cricket, hockey, football, netball, rounders and tennis. As in KS1, our pupils in KS2 benefit from our highly skilled and experienced sports coaches for these lessons. Pupils are also taught to develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through athletics and gymnastics. The class teachers ensure there are opportunities for children to perform dances, gymnastic routines and take part in outdoor and adventurous activities so that the whole PE curriculum is maintained. Through this they are able to compare their performances with previous ones, demonstrating improvement to achieve their personal best.
In year 4 the children have swimming lessons at Holt Park Active.
In year 6 the children have an opportunity to develop their physical skills during outdoor and adventurous activities as part of their residential trip to Buckden. This includes map reading orienteering, hill walking, and problem solving as well as team building activities.
We also utilise our grounds as much as possible for activities such as Forest Schools or orienteering which allow children to develop their participation in outdoor and adventure activities.
Impact of the premium that is improving PE and sports provision
In 2017/18 the school will receive £18,470 of funding ( a breakdown of how this is being spent will be available soon). The children at Brodetsky Primary School eagerly look forward to their lessons as they provide a rich, stimulating and varied curriculum.
A parent of one of our pupils said:
“All three of my children love their PE lessons with the coaches. They are now so motivated and if you ask my eldest son what his favourite lesson is at school he always answers “PE”. I feel the children have really benefitted from the specialist teaching the coaches are able to offer.”
A teacher at Brodetsky said:
“As a teacher I can see how much the children in my class benefit from the specialist teaching the PE coaches are able to offer. They run thoroughly well planned lessons catering for children of all abilities. The coaches always aim to teach and develop the children skills. They instil a sense of competiveness and team spirit into the games that the children play.”
A pupil at Brodetsky Primary School;
“I love Wednesdays because the PE coaches are in! Both of the coaches are really friendly and good fun. I have learnt to dribble a football and catch with 2 hands now.”
Plan for competitive sports 2017/2018
In Years 5 and 6 the children have an opportunity to be part of the Brodetsky Football Team which is in the North East Leeds Football League. This gives the children the chance to play in competitive friendly matches against local schools. We are also regularly participating in other events during the year. We have a close working relationship with Allerton High where we jointly participate in sporting activities such as gymnastics, basketball, rounders and sessions for Gifted and Talented young sportsmen and women.