At Distington Community School we work to honour and respect the Sporting Spirit Values.
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Distington Community School
Evidencing the impact of the Primary PE and sport premium document:
At Distington Community School we have an enthusiastic and motivated staff who work hard to provide all children with many opportunities to engage with and experience in a wide range of different sports. We use the Suffolk PE scheme to support the teaching and learning within PE and sport throughout school. In addition to this, children are encouraged to engage with PE lessons through the teachers use of higher order questioning, used to lead and develop skill progression.
All children receive 2 hours of timetabled curriculum PE per week. For whole school curriculum coverage see the PE Curriculum Map above.
Our children have many opportunities throughout the school year to be involved in a number of different 'Intra' and 'Inter School' school competitions. These include: Netball, Dodgeball, Sports Hall Athletics, Hockey, Multi-skills, Kwik Cricket, Kinder Cricket, Swimming (Small School Gala), Tennis and Football.
Workington Competition Calendar
At Distington Community School we place a high level of importance on children been able to swim confidently before the move on to Secondary School. All the children in Years 3 to 6 receive a minimum of 10 swimming sessions per school year.
In addition to the swimming sessions outlined above, this year the children in Years 3 to 6 will receive an additional 5 sessions. Our Year 2 children will also receive the equivalent to 15 sessions. Year 6 will also have 6 additional catch up swimming sessions as well as an extended water safety session in the Summer Term.
All swimming sessions now take place at the new Leisure Centre in Workington.
PE and Sport - Key Aims
Our key sporting aims, that we are working to achieve throughout this year are:
1.) To develop teaching within PE lesson, placing emphasis on the questioning of children to lead and develop PE lessons.
2.) To continue to provide a range of different sporting opportunities for children to engage with a number of different sports.
3.) To develop children’s understanding of how to lead a healthy and well balanced life style. Including healthy eating and the need for regular exercise.
4.) To ensure that all children are confident swimmers and that they are aware of the dangers of swimming.
A number of children from Year 5 and 6 are part of our School Sports Crew. Their role has involves them having regular meetings about the sporting opportunities that have been offered to all children in our school, leading small activities when supporting School Sports leaders and sharing the view of their peers with the wider school community. (These children are also part of our school council.) They have also made many suggestions with regards to the types of sporting activities focused on within PE lessons and have suggested some ideas for after school clubs that they think should be offered.
The children have also taken on some of the responsibility for organising and taking care of sports equipment. They have also been involved in leading some activities for small groups.
School Sports Leaders
A number of the children in Years 5 and 6 are currently being trained to become school sports leaders. These sessions are being delivered at the beginning of the school year and additional training will be given within PE lessons throughout the school year. These sessions will be delivered through the initial use of trained sports coaches and further input from class teachers within PE lessons periodically across the school year.
The children started by identifying and exploring the attributes that it takes to be a good sports leader, before planning some small group activities and delivering these to some small groups of children. Once the training was finished the children were then put onto a rota and timetabled to lead some small games style activities out on the playground at lunch time, as well as supporting the Sports Crew.