Smannell & Enham Church of England (Aided) Primary School

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Smannell & Enham - Church of England (Aided) Primary School

Sports Premium

After the success of Team GB at the Olympics of 2012, the Government committed a significant sum of money to ensuring high quality PE begins young.  All children should lead active and healthy lives and, even is this isn’t present in their home lives, it should heavily influence their experiences in school.  The Childhood Obesity Plan says that at least 30 minutes of daily activity should take place in schools and this will contribute to the daily 60 minutes of ‘moderate to vigorous intensity physical activity’ recommended by the UK Chief Medical Officer.

Primary school PE and sport participation is especially important;  in the Early Years, we are still assessing children’s physical development robustly as part of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.  As children move through the school, their own perception of themselves as active citizens is formed.

As a school, we commit to

  • 2hrs of high quality sport per week as a basic minimum in taught PE sessions
  • providing equipment and opportunities for physically active playtimes and lunchtimes
  • broadening children’s horizons to the possible sporting and active lifestyles through choice of sports, residentials and competitive opportunities.
  • to making sport sustainable in the long run

The Government supports us in doing this by the provision of a grant for spending on PE and sports. For us at Smannell & Enham, this is in the region of £16,900.

Get started young

We want our youngest children to have access to a healthy lifestyle right from joining us.  Snacks, breaks and the activities on offer all contribute to this so we make time for each.  Children engage with a qualified sports coach each week, they take a full and (very!) active part in playtimes and just love exploring the local area on woodland walks and exploratory sessions.  Our Robins and Woodpeckers classes both have outside access so children can ‘spread out’ too!

A competitive streak!

It’s important that we develop good sports people who are competitive but not at the expense of others self-confidence and esteem.  Taking part in increasing numbers of inter school competition is important and enables our children to develop their sense of collaboration and appropriately tempered team spirit.  We work with our cluster of rural Andover schools to do this as well as provide extended access to qualified sports coaches.

Residentials for all

In addition to the in-school sporting activities, children are branching out and experiencing nights away from home with tasters and ‘dip your toe in’ sessions for more adventurous activities.  Year 6 in 2024-25 will visit Calshot Activities centre and ski, climb, sail, kayak and much more whilst Year 4/5 will visit Tile Barn and undertake adventurous activities on the low and high ropes, climbing wall and orienteering.  Year 3 are camping out to start their residential positively.