PE and school sport
At Buntingsdale Primary School we believe that the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision is important, in order to increase participation and help pupils develop healthy lifestyles, not only now, but to enable the development of skills and interests that will be carried into the future.
Sport Premium is an amount of money which the government has agreed to allocate to schools for three academic years (2013-14, 2014-15 & 2015-16). The funding amount received by schools is based upon the number of children of primary age at the school. The Sport Premium must be used to:
Increase the quality & breadth of PE & Sport provision, and increase participation in PE & Sport
At Buntingsdale, our P.E. and Sport Leader is responsible for developing sport and effective use of Sport Premium Funding. We welcome the additional funding, which will further enhance our provision and provide additional opportunities for increased participation.
Please see the attached documents to see how we have utilised the Sports Premium funding in the past years to maintain and further improve our provision of PE and Sport. Below you can also access the plan for the current academic year.
Recent PE News.
Well done to our netball team who took part in a competition in September against other local schools, unfortunately we didn’t have enough year 5 and 6 pupils in the team so we weren’t included in the rankings. However two year four girls stepped up to join the team so we could still participate and worked really hard, especially as they hadn’t been part of the netball sessions as they were from a different class. Well done to the whole team – Lilia, Sainimili, Alex Jackson, Susanna, Billie, Lucas and Leo.
We took the majority of KS1 and KS2 to a cross country competition at the Grove school on Thursday 4th October in which we had some great success. Well done to Lilia who came 2nd in the year four girls race and Theo who came fourth in the year two boys race.
As Lilia is in key stage two she has qualified for the L3 competition which will be held later in the year and will compete against children from different areas who were placed in the top 6 for their local area.
We took a KS1 and a KS2 team of gymnasts to Market Drayton Junior school on Thursday 10th January to perform two routines in a competition against other local schools. They were all amazing and as always made us proud to be seen with. The KS1 team came 7th out of 11 teams and the KS2 team were outstanding coming joint first with another school. The KS2 team will now represent the area and go through to the next round which will be at the end of January in Ellesmere, so not long to perfect those routines. A fabulous result, all down to the children’s persistence and positive attitudes to memorising and performing their routines.
Sports Hall Athletics
On Thursday 17th January we took 10 KS2 children to participate in an athletics competition at Maurice Chandler sports centre, competing against 11 other local schools. The children compete in a range of activities including javelin throwing, chest push, speed bounce, long jump and relay races. Our children did amazingly well for such a small school being placed 1st in the boys javelin, 2nd in the boys speed bounce and 3rd in the girls speed bounce. As a team overall we came 8th and feel that for such a small school we did really well and hope the children enjoyed the morning as much as the staff did.
New Age Kurling
On the 12th March we proudly took our New Age Kurling team to Market Drayton Junior school to compete against other local schools from around Shropshire. We played fantastically as a team, encouraging one another and cheering each other on. The children showed great skill and technique and after competing against eight other teams we tied third place with another local school. Another amazing achievement for such a small school! Special congratulations to Libby, Tyler, Kyle and Jake as the members of the New Age Kurling team.
On the 21st March we had yet another competition to attend, this time taking two teams to dodgeball held at Maurice Chandler sports centre. Team A included Sainimili, Bhumisha, Susanna, Lucas, Inoke, Sam and Leo who won all but one of their games and drew the other in their heat. This put them through to the quarter finals, which they won going into the semi finals where they were knocked out. They were placed a very impressive third out of eighteen teams! Team B comprised of Jasmine, Nathan, Taniela, Katie, Amelia and Atu who won all but one of their games which they lost in their heat. Again they went through to the quarter finals but were unfortunately knocked out at this stage. However the team spirit and positive sporting attitudes displayed by all of the children was fantastic and we are so proud of them all. As we had a team placed third we are now through to the next round which will be held later in the year competing against other qualifying teams from other cluster group areas. The team will be selected closer to the time, meanwhile there will be dodgeball every Friday playtime for the children to practise and for staff to select the team that will represent us at the next level.
Sporting Value Medal Winners Autumn Term 2017
Nathan Jones - Respect
Jasmine Reynolds - Self belief
Lucas Menassa - Honesty
Kuini Mateibau - Passion
Nina Mateibau - Teamwork
Theo Tokai - Determination
On Thursday 11th October we had a very exciting and calming day in school. We split into our house teams to work on a carousel of activities to help boost our well being and mental health. We worked with Sasha from Hoolanation to develop our resilience, made healthy fruit salads, spent a relaxing hour using mindfulness techniques and stretched our bodies with some challenging yoga moves.