Joint funding by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport is providing Cranborne First School with a total of £17,040 for 2017-2018.
The provision of the additional Sports Funding from the Department for Education has allowed us to provide internal specialist sports and PE coaching from Year R through to Year 4. This has enabled us to improve both the quality and continuity of our PE curriculum, facilitating skills to be established, built upon and developed throughout the school. It also provides us with the opportunity to run a competitive fit club at lunchtimes to improve both the fitness and determination of the children. In addition to this, we have introduced the School Games values of determination, teamwork, honesty, passion, respect and self-belief throughout general classroom life. By this, we aim to instill the concept that Sports, PE and their values are integral to all school life, and not just an additional extra.
The Sports Premium funding has made a difference to the pupils by ensuring that skills learned are progressive from year to year and earlier learning built upon. Already we have seen a marked improvement in the Key Stage 1 children’s ability to throw and catch a rugby ball and the Key Stage 2 children’s use of space in invasion games such as football. General fitness and enthusiasm for sport has also improved.