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At Creswell Infant school we received a grant of £16,000 plus £10 per child through the PE and sport premium for primary schools. We use this sports grant to deliver an engaging, challenging and high quality PE curriculum to all children.
This year is very exciting as we are subscribing to real P.E
Real PE is a unique, child-centred approach. It transforms how we teach PE to engage and challenge EVERY child in our school.
It focuses on the fundamental movement skills of a child's physical development:
Real PE develops the whole child, each term there is a multi ability focus:
* Health and Fitness
We are very excited to be implementing Real PE
During 2019/2020 the grant has been put towards employing a qualified Sports Coach to deliver PE to children in KS1. Our sports coach also runs an after school club which focuses on ball skills. He also works alongside the teachers to train teams to participate in local tournaments, such as Cross Country and Gymnastics.
In addition, we employ a Dance teacher who comes to school every week to teach children vital dance skills in a fun filled after school club.
The impact of the way we use the sports grant is that all children at Creswell Infant and Nursery School benefit from high quality, timetabled provision from PE and sport experts. In addition to a PE session.
Having a dedicated Sports coaches means that children are learning PE through a skills-based curriculum, which means that children gain new skills each year and are taught the basics early on. Our PE teachers are passionate about their subjects, so children gain enthusiasm and positivity towards physical exercise and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This, in turn has a positive effect on self-esteem and well being of all children. They also transfer their skills to our teachers to ensure that P.E is constantly well taught.
Stand up for Derbyshire day.
On the 27th of September we will be taking part in 'Stand up for Derbyshire' day. On this day our school will pledge that at least 50% or more of our lessons will be active.
On 23rd-27th of September it is national bike to school week. We are encouraging your child to bike to school, they must be wearing a helmet. Please could you also bring a lock for the bike so that we can lock them up and keep them safe throughout the school day.
M4ths of the day -
Each week children in KS1 take part in an active maths lesson. The teachers use a wide variety of ideas to help children develop their maths skills in a creative and exciting way. All the children have found the activities fun and challenging.
Mason - Year 2 - 'I wish we could do maths like this every day'.
Rayden - Year 2 - ' I love maths of the day, it's so fun'.
We regularly take part in competitions around the local cluster. Please keep an eye out for our cluster time table to be added shortly.
This term we are very fortunate to be able to have an insight into Paralympic basketball. Both the children and the staff look forward to it every year. Please see our photos from last year.
The children in KS1 then get 6 weeks of Basketball lessons which teaches them to master basic movements such as running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and coordination.
Having fun on our first session of wheelchair basketball.
Infant agility at 'The Arc'
A team of 10 Year 2's went to compete in the Infant Agility competition. They competed against all the schools in our cluster doing a range of throwing, catching, running and jumping.
We came 4th overall.
Well done team Creswell
The Daily mile
We were a case study for the Daily mile last summer. Every day the children run for 15minutes. The daily miles aim is to improve physical, social, emotional and mental health and wellbeing of our children, regardless of age, ability or personal circumstances. Children are asked to run or jog at their own pace, in the fresh air, with their friends. Children are allowed to walk to catch their breath, but should aim to run or jog for as much of the 15 minutes as they can. The research from our case study showed that our children increased interest in their health and wellbeing, they focused more in lessons, and behaviour improved compared to before the trial. Each class runs the daily mile at a different time each day.
How do you get to school?
Our year Twos are tallying how they get to school every day. In order to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle the year twos are hoping that on every daily tally chart more pupils will begin walking or biking to school.
Our year twos use their tallies and put them into bar charts. They will monitor over time if their pledge for a healthy lifestyle has had an impact on the school.
Come on team Creswell, lets all walk to school!
Yellow Class have attended the Cricket Festival organised as a Cluster of Schools event this May (2019). They really enjoyed it.