The Government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the very successful 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games which were held in London. In order to achieve this and improve the provision of PE and sport in Primary schools, additional funding has been made available and in our school this amounted to £5581.00 for 2013/14 and £9115 for 2014/15 and 2015/16.
At St Anne’s Catholic Primary School we believe that sport plays an important part as it contributes to the health and well being of our children. Sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities, go hand in hand with academic standards.
A wide range of activities are delivered in school which aim to engage and inspire all children. We are also committed to ensure that all children in KS2 receive at least 2 hours per week of high quality, well-planned Physical Education.
Over the year each child will participate in games, athletics, dance and gymnastics lessons. Opportunities are also planned for swimming in Year groups 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. Our aim is that all children leave our school at the end of Year 6 able to swim 25 metres, therefore non-swimmers are given additional swimming lessons.
All Year 6 children have the opportunity to participate in a week’s residential holiday which includes outdoor adventurous activities.
Please also see the PE Policy here.
The Wider Curriculum
PE and Sport has a high profile in our school and permeates many aspects of school life.
Throughout the year we hold theme weeks such as ‘Health and Wellbeing’ week, where children participate in a wide range of activities and have a ‘taster’ session of a sport or activity that otherwise they may never have tried.
Classes have the opportunity to take part in structured play activities at lunchtime including football, bat and ball skills, skipping, trim trail and our outdoor activity play area.
During our residential visits, children are given opportunity to participate in many different activities which may include assault courses and abseiling, fencing, archery and kayaking.
In the summer term we also hold our annual Sports Days in which we encourage participation of all children and organise competitive races.
Talented children are signposted to local clubs and events to encourage them to develop their skills e.g. Huyton Boys Football Club and Liverpool Gymnastics Club.
Beyond the School Day
The school is keen to provide a wide range of extra – curricular clubs for children throughout the year which are organised by our teaching staff and/or sports coaches.
Children enjoy the opportunity to work with different teachers and have the chance to try many sports such as Netball, Dance, Cross Country, Football, Multi-skills, Cricket, Rounders, Athletics, Handball, Volleyball and Archery.
We try to cater for all our children’s needs and ask the children which clubs they would like to see included during the year; we also monitor participation and check uptake against gender and Pupil Premium children.
We enter competitions and encourage children to participate in team sport. Please refer to the ‘Extra Curricular’ page on our website for more details of the extra curricular activities on offer.
Primary school experiences are pivotal to the children’s future perception of physical activity and we believe that children leave our school equipped to enjoy sport for all its health and social benefits. For those who relish the competitive element, they gain the skills, confidence and relevant experience to succeed at their chosen level and discipline.
St Anne’s is supported by the local School Sports Partnership which has facilitated training for staff and assisted us in putting together bids for play equipment and evidencing our provision for sport.
We have also been successful in achieving the school sport Kite Mark (silver) status.