PE and Sport
|In recognition of the fantastic amount of sport and activity St Ambrose children engage in, the school has the Sainsbury’s Gold kitemark.
Our school is fortunate to have a good size hall, but also two tennis courts as well as a basketball court on which to enjoy our PE and sport, which is a strength of the school, both as part of the curriculum and in extended learning opportunities. The children have many opportunities to learn new physical skills and games and to take part in sports festivals and also competitive sports. We are very active members of the LSSP, who collaborate with our local schools and enjoy many opportunities to enjoy learning and tournaments together. The school competes regularly in many events including: athletics, football, cricket, gymnastics, basketball, dodgeball, tennis, hockey plus many more.
The Sport Premium £16K in 2018- 2019 is being spent on a wide range of initiatives:
The Government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the very successful 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In order to achieve this and improve the provision of PE and Sport in primary schools, additional funding has been made available. This funding (provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport) is being allocated to primary school headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
At St Ambrose Catholic Primary School we believe that sport plays an important part as it contributes to the health and well-being of our children. Sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities, go hand in hand with academic standards.
We constantly strive to continue to improve PE provision and raise achievement for all pupils in sport. Our priorities mean that the funding for this year will:
At St Ambrose, we have always been committed to providing children with excellent sporting provision, as demonstrated by the recent awards of Gold Kitemark.
How much did we get?
St. Ambrose will receive £16000 this academic year in two instalments. We have also ‘topped up’ this funding ourselves to secure more opportunities for our children by over £2000.
Refer to impact report
Our children are able to take part in many different sporting events each year. Many of these are organised by the LSSP, as many of these competitions form part of the Sainsbury’s School Games programme. Below are some of the events that St Ambrose Catholic Primary school aim to take part in or have taken part in this school year.
Indoor Athletics – Year 5/6
Cross Country- KS2
Gymnastics – Year 2 and Year 4
Basketball – Year 5/6
Quicksticks (Hockey) – Year 3/4
Everton Football Competition – Year 5/6
New Age Curling – KS2
Dodgeball – Year 5/6
Tri-Golf – KS2
Y6 Quick Cricket
Table tennis Year 5/6
Track and field Athletics- KS2
Each year St Ambrose Catholic Primary organise an Intra-School competition between the children of Year 3 and Year 6. The children are put into mixed ability teams with the view to finding The KS2 St Ambrose Catholic Primary School champions. We are also looking to start a yearly Football competition that involves all Year 1 and 2 children. This will again be organised in the same manner and will help us to find our KS1 5 a side Football Champions, as well as giving the Year 6 children a chance to assist in the organisation and running of the competition. Within year groups, children are also regularly split into small teams to play competitive games as a culmination of units of work.
Primary school experiences are pivotal to the children’s future perception of physical activity and we believe that children leave our school equipped to enjoy sport for all its health and social benefits. For those who relish the competitive element, they gain the skills, confidence and relevant experience to succeed at their chosen level and discipline.