PE and Sport Premium
At Middlezoy and Othery Village Schools we offer a broad and structured approach towards Physical Education.
Our curriculum is structured in a way so children build a range of skills over time. In KS1 we focus on the fundamentals of PE such as Agility, Balance and Co-ordination. We structure our sessions around these core concepts and deliver them through fun and active sessions. Enjoyment for all is an important of our school ethos and this comes out through our PE sessions. In KS2 we build on this strong foundation of core skills and start to focus more on team sports and activities. We teach a broad range of sports and focus on teamwork and also how to be the best you can be and how you can improve. Teamwork is an important skill throughout life and we also teach this through PE lessons with a focus on communication, sportsmanship and leadership. Children thoroughly enjoy PE and we encourage and promote more PE to take place outside of school also.
Over the academic year we take part in a wide variety of intra and inter school sports competitions and festivals. These take place and other schools and our own. For intra sports every child is put into a colour team and takes part in competitions linked to the PE curriculum. Inter sports teams are varied and some individual and some team. We participate in the following below.
Inter School Sports Competitions and Festivals
- Tag Rugby
- Athletics/Sports Hall Athletics
- Cross Country
School Games Award
We are busy working towards gaining our School Games Award. The school has demonstrated good participation in PE lessons and competitive sports. All children have shown a great enthusiasm during lessons.
By the end of year 6, we are determined that all children will be able to swim at least 25m using a recognisable stroke.
The National Curriculum requires pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations
To help ensure this happens, all classes, including reception, have timetabled swimming slots during the year. All year groups spend a term swimming in addition to their usual PE session. Children in years 1-6 use the facilities at Huish Episcopi Academy. Our year R pupils make use of Dragon Pool at Aller.
Any year 6 pupils who need extra time to enable this to happen, will receive additional lessons.
In 2013 the government introduced a PE and Sports Grant.
The funding is jointly provided by the Department for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport and is paid annually to all primary schools. The grant is ring fenced and must be spent on improving the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all primary aged pupils so that they develop healthy life styles.
For details on how we have spent this money to support and develop sports activities at our schools please see below.
Sports Premium Plans