Primary ‘Sport Premium’ Funding
The PE and sport premium funding is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities that they offer their pupils. The government is providing funding of £450 million over three academic years (2013 - 2016). The purpose of the funding is to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport, so that all pupils develop healthier lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of. The school has the freedom to choose how they do this.
At Westlands First School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that a varied PE curriculum, including Forest School and extra-curricular opportunities, have a positive influence on the personal, emotional and academic achievement of all our children.
Physical Education at Westlands
Pupils at Westlands have access to at least two hours of quality Physical Education a week. The main curriculum areas are gymnastics, dance, games and swimming. In addition to this, children take part in Forest School across the Key Stages. All of these opportunities give the children a chance to develop their ‘physical literacy’ and to help them to become:
Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve.
Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
Pupils in Years 3 and 4 take part in swimming lessons at Droitwich Leisure Centre and Upton Warren Bell Boating facility. Year 4 children have the opportunity to attend a residential course at Malvern Outdoor Centre.
For more detailed information about how we have spent our PE Sports Premium Funding, please click on the link below.