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Physical Education and Sport Premium

Pupils in Years One to Six (Key Stages One and Two) have two timetabled PE lessons each week. The lessons may be indoor or outdoor and include gymnastics and dance, athletics, invasion games, net and wall, striking and fielding. During the spring term swimming lessons are provided for children in KS2 who are unable to swim 25 meters or for those children who would like to improve their swimming skills. Pupils in Years Five and Six also experience a range of outdoor and adventurous activities on a residential visit during the summer term.

Pupils in Foundation Stage (Reception) have opportunities for outdoor physical development every day. The Reception children have a timetabled PE session in the Spring and Summer terms where they are required to change.

New sports and activities are regularly introduced during curriculum time and after school. The whole school is taking part in a large dance festival organised by the Thirsk cluster in the Spring term.

Sports Day

Sports Day takes place in the summer term and is an excellent opportunity for team work across the age range. It also provides an opportunity for the older children to use their leadership skills in supporting younger pupils and helping to organise events.


Competitions and Festivals

Green Hammerton CE Primary School is part of the Thirsk Area Sports Partnership which enables pupils to access a range of competitions and festivals with other local primary schools. Events include: athletics, hockey, football, netball, multi-skills, Quad Kids. The school also has close links with Queen Ethelburga's College where the children regularly attend inter-school competitions, including football, tag rugby and basketball.

Pupils are also encouraged to share their successes in sports they undertake outside of school e.g. dance, swimming, cricket etc.


After school sports clubs

After school sports clubs run by a local sports coach take place throughout the year for all pupils. Clubs offered include: netball, football, gymnastics, fitness, multi-skills, athletics, kwik cricket and rounders.

Pupil Voice

Pupils were recently asked to complete a questionnaire about PE and Sports at Green Hammerton School. Some of the findings are included below:



  • 85% of children think that PE lessons are good or very good.

  • 85% of children said that PE makes them feel good or very good.

  • 85% of children said they looked forward to PE lessons or looked forward to them a lot.

  • 72% of children attend after school sports clubs.

  • 88% of children attend an after school sports club – outside school.  The most popular of these clubs were swimming and football.



  • 84% of children think that PE lessons are good or very good.

  • 86% of children said that PE makes them feel good or very good.

  • 80% of children said they looked forward to PE lessons or looked forward to them a lot.

  • 94% of children said they understood what they needed to do most of the time or all of the time in PE sessions.

  • 75% of children said they felt they were good or very good at PE.

  • 68% of KS2 children attend after school sports clubs.

Sports Premium Funding

The government provides additional funding to improve the 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 – has been 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 schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.


Since the introduction of the funding we have decided to use the money to:

Employ coaches to work alongside our teachers when teaching PE in order to strengthen teaching and learning in this subject across school

  • support and extend the most able pupils in PE

  • pay for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport

  • increase pupils’ participation in sports and physical activities

  • provide opportunities to participate in a range of sports

  • provide places for pupils in after school sports clubs

  • improve resources to support the development of the subject


Funding received for academic year 2016/2017 - £8385



Provision and cost


The School Sports Funding will be used to improve provision for sport and PE by:


Increasing pupils participation in school games.


Maintain participation in the School Sport partnership. Contribute to the salary of the competitions organiser to maintain and implement a year-round competition calendar throughout Thirsk and District, running sport competitions and increasing pupil’s participation in school games. Cost of £750

Transportation costs to tournaments and competitions. Cost of £925

Pupils are able to participate in high quality competitions in the locality and further afield.

Children experience competing against other pupils of a similar age.

Children develop good teamwork and sportsmanship skills.

Increase self confidence and resilience



Employing sports coaches to run after school sports clubs.

All clubs are provided free of charge and are subsidised by the sports funding.

£1,170 per term (total of £3510 for school year).


A range of sports are provided – three nights per week (all year round) for KS1 and KS2 pupils. These include: gymnastics, tag rugby, athletics, cricket, dance, football, rounders and more.

Children participate in new and exciting sporting activities.

These clubs are very well attended. For example:

65% of children attended the KS1 gymnastics club (Spring 2017)

49% of KS1 and KS2 attended the tennis club (Summer 2017)

43% of KS2 attended the rounders club (Summer 2017)

Improving assessment of PE.

Six IPads were purchased to be used by adults and children to support the assessment of PE.

Cost of £1737


Teachers and children are confident in using IPads to record children during PE sessions. It is common practice within school that children are recorded at the start and end of the PE units, so progress can be clearly identified.

Children are confident at self assessment and peer assessment and use the videos to support their judgements. Children critique each others performance. Teachers use the videos/assessments to plan sequences of lessons, ensuring the less able are supported and more able are challenged.

Supporting swimming – developing a life skill.

Swimming is available to KS2 children who cannot swim the required 25m and is also accessible to children who can swim 25m, but want to further develop their skills.

Cost of £446.40

Children, by the end of Y6, can swim the required 25m.

Children are more confident at swimming and water safety.


Sporting Start

Sporting start is a company that works with schools during curriculum time and after school. They provide a variety of sporting events, and teaching which the children love to take part in. For the latest Sporting start report and for more information please click on the image (this opens a new window).


(Request for paper copies can be sent to the school admin, click here to use the contact form)

Sporting Start reportSporting Start report

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