Physical Education Funding 2013/14

Physical Education Funding 2013/14

The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to primary school headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.

Purpose of funding Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses for the funding might include: • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE • supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs • paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport • running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport • providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs • pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.

Ombersley Endowed First School At Ombersley Endowed First School our overall aim will be to improve the quality and breadth of PE provision for all children raising achievement and ensuring a lasting impact. We have developed an action plan in order to do this.

Objectives for 2013/14:

1. To provide quality professional development for teaching staff to enhance their skills, in identified areas.

2. To provide consistent good quality PE teaching throughout school. This will involve the use of quality sports coaches for teaching PE lessons in Key Stage 2, working alongside the class teacher so that both children and teachers can develop their skills even further.

3. To join with schools in the Droitwich Schools Sports’ Partnership to employ a specialist sports teacher to organise competitions and festivals.

4. To work collaboratively with other schools in the pyramid, local clubs and outside agencies to further develop PE and sport opportunities for all children.

5. To audit and enhance resources ensuring children have access to high quality provision to enable them to develop their physical skills and well being.

6. To increase the provision for gifted and talented children, through the use of specialist coaching and inter school sporting competitions.

7. To organise a Sport’s week to raise the profile of a range of sports.

8. To refresh and develop playground markings so as to increase activity at Lunch times.

9. To train Year 4 children as Play Pals.

Expected Impact 1. Outstanding PE throughout the school. 2. Development of staff PE skills. 3. Opportunities for regular inter school tournaments. 4. Children engaged and fully active at lunchtimes, using new equipment. 5. Children enjoy PE lessons and understand the importance of keeping healthy.

Ombersley Endowed First School is committed to sporting excellence for all pupils.


Review of 2013/14

Sports Week 2014

See what great time we had in Sports Week under The ‘Special Events’ tab, on the Home page.

Summer 1 ~ Tag Rugby During the Summer term Worcester Warriors came into school to deliver sessions during Key Stage 2 Games lessons. The children learnt a lot of new skills and were able to try them out in Tag rugby tournament at Droitwich Rugby Club, organised by Worcester Warriors. It was great fun! Each team played in a round robin against other schools and then there were finals on each pitch. We came second overall and everyone had a lovely afternoon using the skills we had learnt and cheering each other on! Take a look at the pictures of us in action!

Playground Markings

The playground has been marked with lots of new and exciting activities to try out. Play times are much more fun now.

Dance Festival 2014Dance festivalThe girls from Year 2  and Year 3 took part in a Dance festival at Droitwich Spa High School on Friday May 16th. There were lots of schools there and children of all ages. We looked fantastic in our Medieval and Indian costumes and although it was a bit scary on the stage in front of so many people we danced beautifully! We enjoyed watching all the other dances too.

Bellboating ~ Year 4

On April 7th the Year 4 children joined the Year 4 children from Tibberton First School for a day’s Bellboating on the Droitwich Canal. Andy Train was our instructor and we all worked together as a team to try to go in the right direction! Going through the locks was the best bit.

Spring 2 2014 ~ Key Stage 1 and 2 Football

Kidderminster Harriers came in to work with the Year 3 and Year 4 children in their Games lessons this half term. The new goal posts were a big help! Year 1 and Year 2 each had a session with Kidderminster Harriers too!

February 2014 ~ Indoor Athletics Festival

On Tuesday 25th February 16 children from Year 3 and Year 4 were selected to take part in an Indoor Athletics Festival at Sytchampton First School. Wychbold First school also competed. The event was organised by Miss Olsen, our PE link teacher for the Droitwich First schools. The children took part in different track and field events, such as high jump, long jump, obstacle relay and 4 X 1 relay. The children had a great afternoon and were very excited when Ombersley were announced as the winners. Well done Ombersley!

Spring 1 2014 ~ Key Stage 2 Golf

This half term the children have been improving their Golf skills with the coaches from Gaudet Luce Golf Club, Droitwich. The children have an opportunity to try out their golfing skills at the club and we are looking forward to a Golf day later in the Summer term. Russell Adams came to an assembly to award all the children with a certificate for being fantastic golfers!

Autumn 2 ~Key Stage 1 Dance Club 

The Key Stage 1 children worked really hard with the dance coach, Anya, to produce two dances, which they performed to their parents in the last Dance club session. The children thoroughly enjoyed themselves and learnt lots of new moves!

Autumn 2 2013 ~ Key Stage 2 Games

This half term Jake from Sports Challenge has been working with the children on improving their hockey skills and Miss Cartwright has been teaching netball skills with our new netball court and posts. We have had great fun!

November 2013 ~ Boccia and New Age Curling

Miss Olsen, our new pyramid sports teacher, organised a Boccia and New Age Curling competition for some of the Year 3 and Year 4 children. After warming up the children were introduced to the sports which can be played by anyone! The children were put into teams of three and after a few practices the competition began. There were two rounds of Boccia and two rounds of Curling. The points were then added up to find the winners. Well done to Thomas, Jaiyden and James who won the Boccia competition and Emily, Lucas and Oliver who won the New Age Curling competition. 

November 2013 ~ Dance INSET

All the staff were involved in Dance training during the INSET day, after half term. We learnt about the principles of Dance and how we could use these in our future Dance lessons. We are all looking forward to trying them out!

Autumn 1 2013 ~ Key Stage 2 Tennis

After half a term’s tennis coaching for Key Stage 2, with Luke Pettit the coach from Ombersley Tennis Club,  12 children,  were selected to take part in a tennis tournament competing against a team from Sytchampton First School. 

The standard of tennis was very high and some very competitive tennis games were played! Everyone had a wonderful afternoon. Well done to the ‘Circle’ team – James, Thomas, Oliver and Emma, from Ombersley who won the whole event and were presented with gold medals at our presentation, at the end of the tournament, to which parents were invited. Watch out Wimbledon!