We love sports at South Lake! We believe that all children should be given opportunities to take part in different sports, as the impact on their mental well-being as well as their physiscal fitness can be life-long. South Lake is lucky to have qualified sports leaders who take curriculum lessons and after-school clubs and teams.
For children who show a particular aptitude, we compete in local and district leagues , with teams representing us in sports such as football, table tennis, tag rugby and kurling.
In year 5, the children have swimming lessons with qualified staff at a local pool. This is part of the curriculum offer and a contribution towards travel costs is the only request from parents/carers. In year 6, 88% of our children are able to swim 25 metres unaided, using a recognisable stroke.
Physical Education and Sports Premium
The PE and Sports Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of sports provision they offer pupils so that all pupils can develop healthy lifestyles.
Sports Premuim Funding Allocation-£9,765
- Staff have increased confidence in teaching PE using new resources
- The range of free clubs has increased significantly and now includes golf, cheerleading, basketball and a large tag rugby squad
- The ‘Change 4 Life’ club engaged a more difficult to reach group of pupils
- The school has met with increasing success in a wide range of local tournaments
- The success of our cross phase ‘bite-size’ opportunities for pupils talented in sport was recognised by both our School Improvement Officer and NACE Challenge Award assessor.
To continue to extend staff expertise (teachers and TAs)through provision of other training opportunities
Through our funding this year we have been able to provide further training for our sports assistants. They now have general coaching certificates to enable them to provide clubs in: football, tag rugby, golf, netball and Change 4 Life. As an inclusive school all our clubs are offered free of charge so that the maximum number of pupils have access.
To continue to offer the ‘Change 4 Life’ programme
Last year we extended the number of children participating in our Change 4 Life programme to include our Year 6 children. The session included a strong focus on healthy eating, based on the ‘sugar swaps’ leaflet, plus the usual multi-games and ‘just keep moving’ activities.
Continue participation in local leagues and tournaments, and run sports activities, including with other schools
As a result of our more highly trained and an increased number of staff leading sport, this academic year, we have participated in even more local leagues and tournaments, and ran some of our own. Our participation has been conveyed to parents in our termly newsletters and individual sports newsletters.
To improve resources for use in PE
The funding allowed us to replenish and update our considerable sports resources for both lessons and clubs. The purchase of cricket academy sets enabled us to extend our provision in this area.
To train pupil sports leaders to lead playground games
Our pupil sports leaders have been extremely successful this year and were pleasingly nominated for our Chair of Governors for their ‘Contribution to Community’ as our end of year prize giving. Through the purchase of new cricket equipment and the role of sports leaders we have seen an upsurge in interest in cricket this year. An end result of this was that our boys cricket team were overall winners of the Wokingham Schools tournament and for the first time in our history went on to represent South Lake at the District (Level 3) tournament.