PE and Sports Premium Funding

Academic Year 2021-22

Abbeyfields First School received  £18,360 in PE and Sport Premium funding in the academic year of 2021-2022.

Cost Intent Implementation Impact Sustainability
£10,750 All children will have the opportunity to develop their physical development skills and instil a love of physical activity by having the opportunity to take part in competitions and festivals. On-going staff CPD will ensure quality teaching, enabling our children to gain knowledge and key skills to progress to their full potential. Be part of the Morpeth & Ponteland School Sports Partnership – 1 full day of expert-led curriculum PE per week including access to sports competitions, festivals, after school clubs and sports CPD. Our children have taken part in regular specialised-led PE lessons and have shown good progress in key skills.  Children have shown a keenness to become involved in the opportunities offered to them – 

  • Multiskills events
  • Orienteering
  • Problem solving
  • Quad Kids
  • Skipping
  • Hoopstarz
  • Gymnastics competition

This has led to children having a love of physical activity and therefore more likely to join in after school physical activities.

To continue to offer children these experiences in the next academic year.  Hopefully with even more varied opportunities as we move away from Covid restrictions.
£912 To help children manage their emotional regulation, whilst boosting their self-esteem, body awareness and mindfulness.  Increasing their concentration, memory, strength and flexibility.    Weekly yoga sessions by a trained yoga teacher A lot of our children have been impacted by the Covid pandemic.  Yoga has helped to give these children the opportunity needed to help their personal, social and emotional skills develop.   Children will continue in their learning journey with an increased skills set.

Staff who have taken part in these sessions will have increased confidence to carry on delivering similar sessions themselves.

£200 To encourage teamwork, sportsmanship and a sense of belonging.  To develop a sense of pride and achievement. Printing certificates for each child after the London Mini Marathon and Abbeyfields Commonwealth Games.

Printing and laminating bibs for children to wear who took part in the Children’s Cancer Run.

Children enjoy receiving recognition for their efforts, which in turn encourages them to talk about their achievements and want to repeat them.

Giving the children a sense of belonging and instilling great sportsmanship ethics.

Children will want to repeat sporting experiences and take part in the wider community events too.

Children will be proud of their achievements and a love of sport will be developed.

£1000 To ensure every child has the opportunity to learn basic swimming techniques and gain confidence in the water. Giving every child in year 4 the opportunity to learn the basic skills to swim before they leave Abbeyfields. Not all children have lessons arranged by their parents.  Abbeyfields recognises this and aims to give every child the skills and confidence to learn to swim.  This is especially important as many children walk to Middle School next to the river in Morpeth. Children will build upon these skills as they move into Middle School.  Having previous lessons will increase confidence.
£309 To participate in a local final and develop good sportsmanship skills. We hired a minibus to take a group of children to a Quadkids final in Hexham.

Supply cover to release a teacher for the whole day.

The children competed in a regional final.  They felt proud to be part of the Abbeyfields team and developed many skills including

  • Resilience
  • Team work
  • Trying their best
  • Leadership
  • Supporting/encouraging others
The team came second and this was shared during a whole school assembly, therefore encouraging other year groups to be their very best in future competitions and festivals.
£5,549 To give children support during PE lessons, active breaks and outdoor active lunchtime sessions, ensuring all children have regular active opportunities every day. 10 hours per week of Teaching Assistant cover to support sport and PE Children are more active.  They are learning how to work together and the importance of regular exercise – not just in their PE lessons.  Activities include:

  • Daily mile
  • Basketball
  • Team football
  • Parachute games
  • Trim Trail
This year has seen a greater need for more TAs to support children’s active play and PE lessons, due to staggered playtimes and lunch breaks and also to help children to increase their resilience and personal, social & emotional skills.  This will benefit the children as they continue to gain these skills as they move through the school, becoming more independent.

Planning for the Future

Going forward, we feel that it is vital to continue our membership of the Morpeth and Ponteland School Sports partnership. The specialist teaching is outstanding and the opportunities for our children to access high quality taster sessions and workshops in a wide range of sporting activities is invaluable – something we simply could not offer on our own or without the benefit of the SSP. Accessing stimulating and supportive CPD will continue to upskill our staff members.