"With this new approach to sport, we can create a culture in our schools that encourages all children to be active and enjoy sport, and helps foster the aspirations of future Olympians and Paralympians. Whether that is the future Jessica Ennis, Ellie Simmonds or Mo Farah, or someone who will simply learn to love sport and exercise for a lifetime, this investment will benefit a whole generation of children for many years to come”
Prime Minister David Cameron. March 2013
The vision is: “To provide primary schools with a high quality PE, sport and physical activity programme that will impact on every child in school and provide a sustainable step change in the quality and quantity of participation.”
We held our first ever Get Active Week this term. A range of coaches came into school to introduce the children to new activities. The children took part in skateboarding sessions, karate, hockey, badminton, Fit Kids and lots of different dance activities. You can see some of the photographs taken during the week in the pictures below .
PE & School Sport Specialists at Henry Whipple
2016 - 2017
We are using a range of specialist providers this year to ensure that each coach is a specialist in the area of PE that they work in.
The coaches from Nottingham Tennis Centre and Notts County Football Club are providing lots of exciting activities in school and the chance to take part in additional activities.
The coaching team from Why Nott are providing coaching in badminton, rugby, fundamental movement skills and football.
Mrs Haines is providing dance and cheerleading coaching.
We will be holding our first ever "Get Active Week" with lots of extra coaching in sports that we don't usually take part in such as skateboarding and cheerleading.
Year 4 and Year 2 are swimming this term.
The Adventure Team from WhyNott provided orienteering activities for KS2 in the school grounds.
Mrs. Haines taught dance linked to our curriculum areas to KS1 this term.
Mr. White, our badminton coach from WhyNott, worked with Year 3 and Year 5.
Premier Education provided cricket coaching for KS2 during the first half term and gymnastics coaching during the second half term. The Bollywood Belles provided dance workshops for the whole school linked to Diwali.
2015 - 2016
A dedicated PE and school sport specialist works in school for one morning every week delivering high quality PE, sport and physical activity. Additional coaches are provided for specific activities on a half termly basis to provide high quality teaching and opportunities for staff professional development.
Mr. Strachan is continuing to teach a range of games and movement skills on Friday mornings. He works with Years 1, 3 and 5 for a half term and Years 2, 4 and 6 for a half term. He is now also providing movement skills coaching in Foundation as part of the half termly rotation. Mr. Strachan also provides a lunchtime dodgeball club.
This term, Lorraine Haines and Natalie Miller will continue to provide dance lessons linked to our topic of Road To Rio. All classes will also be taking part in archery workshops as part of our Olympics theme and Premier Sports are going to provide handball coaching sessions this half term. In addition, Year 6 will be taking part in tennis coaching activities at Nottingham Tennis Centre as part of the Nottingham Open Tennis Tournament. They will also get the chance to watch international players take part in matches.
We have also provided hockey coaching in Key Stage 2 using Major Oak Coaching. The feedback from the children has shown that they have enjoyed learning new skills.
We have used coaches Nottinghamshire County Cricket to develop the children's skills and to provide a very successful after school club.
To fit in with our topic based approach, Vina Ladwa and the Bollywood Belles have provided dance tuition linked to our RE. We have also used two specialist dance coaches to provide dance sessions linked to our topic of Europe.
In addition to the School Sports Funding provision, our Year Fives have worked with Notts County to develop their understanding of exercise and fitness as part of a healthy lifestyle and we are taking part in a Healthy Lifestyles initiative provided through Nottingham City.
To help us to provide high quality PE, the children and staff evaluate the PE provision in school. The responses have shown that the children are really enjoying the coaching sessions. They are gaining confidence, learning new skills and applying positive learning behaviours.
Provision in 2014-2015:
This year, children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 have received coaching in games skills, gymnastics, Zumba and tennis. Classes in Key Stage 2 have also received multisports, badminton and basketball coaching.
The children attending Nurture Group and Breakfast Club have received additional coaching on a weekly basis.
Additional football, netball, Zumba and multi-sports clubs have been provided by external coaches and members of school staff.
Year 6 have been involved in coaching at the Nottingham Tennis Centre.
Provision in 2013-2014:
Autumn 1 saw the delivery of Fundamental Movement Skills through the Real PE programme for years 1-6. We engaged on average 166 children per school week. An additional 17 children voluntarily participated in after school clubs in dance and general sports. During Autumn 2, students participated in the successful delivery of dance in which they were thoroughly engaged and produced some fantastic work. Spring 1 has seen ALL students participate in gymnastics, initially on the floor developing to the inclusion of apparatus.
After school clubs were delivered to upper KS2 where 24 children voluntarily participated in street dance clubs, performing the whole school.
10 year 6's have undertaken training on a Tuesday lunch time where they have given up their own time to train as a P.A.L (Playground Activity Leader) delivering games and activities for other KS2 students during lunch break.