At Bottesford Infant School we believe that, 'Better movers make better thinkers. Better movers make better learners.' We are committed to improving PE and school sport for our young children.
We are very proud of how fit and healthy our children are, as they already have so many opportunities at our school to take part in daily physical activity and learn about healthy lifestyles. We aim to make our provision even better using the Sports Premium funding.
We will use the Sports Premium money to:
Scroll to the bottom of the page to see the full report of how our money has been spent and the impact it has had in our school.
We are a proud member of the Get Ahead Partnership and work closely with them to improve every child's experience of PE (curriculum), to increase opportunities for competition against selves and others, increase physical activity for all young people and encourage a healthy lifestyle.
During academic year 2018-2019, we invested some of our Sports Premium money to become one of Get Ahead's 'Let's Get Healthy' schools: as part of this Miss Borrie, our Health Improvement Co-ordinator, helped us to be the healthiest, happiest school we could be. During our 'Let's Get Healthy' journey we...
Miss Borrie also worked with groups of children throughout the afternoon, including our Sports Leaders - please see https://www.bottesfordinfants.co.uk/sports-leaders/ for more information.
Walking Wednesday results...
Assessment day in September 2018 - 38% of children travelled to school in an active way
Re-Assessment day in June 2019- 61% of children travelled to school in an active way
A huge increase of 23%!
Please see below for photos of some of the things we have used our funding on.
Go to https://www.bottesfordinfants.co.uk/physical-education-pe/ and our class pages for more information on sporting events and activities that have taken place in school!
We also have a floorbook showing all of our wonderful sporting achievements and how the funding is being used in our school. Please ask Miss Parker if you would like to browse through our PE and Sport floorbook.
Our running challenge has been a huge success at playtimes with 56% of children who completed the Active Questionnaire (July 2019) citing the lap bands as their favourite new piece of equipment and 44% choosing it as their favourite thing to do at playtime.
The children collect a lap band at the end of each lap of the playground before counting their total number of laps at the end; their challenge is to do as many laps as they can and beat their personal best. We used the Sport Premium money to buy the lap bands and equipment to mark out the track.
We have invested in the PE library from 'Primary Steps in PE'. Each week children from each class take home a PE Library bag for the weekend; each bag contains equipment and an activity book. The aim of the PE Library is to get children more active at home and to encourage more physical play with their parents/siblings; we used the Sports Premium money to fund this.
The School Council met with Miss Parker to discuss our playground and what we could do to make playtimes even more fun and even more active. The children decided they would really like to play more games and in order to do this we would need some new equipment. They created a shopping list using post-its and catalogues. Here is all of our new equipment ready to go!