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Sports Premium

Mrs Peachey has taken over the leadership of Sport and PE this academic year. Please read her blog (below) about all the exciting things happening at Petersfield, made possible by the Government Funding the 'Sports Premium'.

With a total of 66 young people competing in local inter-school competitions this year, we are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our competitions possible.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. A special thanks to Mrs. Peachey for organising a range of clubs for the children to participate. Also to the parents who have been involved in running clubs at school or providing transport to and from competitions.

We look forward to applying once again in 2018!

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Below is the full review of the use and impact of the Sports Premium Funding for 2015-16. The 2016-17 strategy and spending planned for 2016-17 (written earlier in the Autumn term 2016) was approved at the November 2016 Full Governing Body meeting. The blog and spending plan has been updated throughout 2016-17 and the annual will be reviewed at the Autumn 2017 FGB.

Sport Premium Blog

11th Jan- Di from Sport Stacking came in and delivered an assembly to the whole school. The children were keen to try the cup stacking and we now plan to launch a follow up club using funding from the Big Lottery programme. The impact is children engaging in a new sport and w wider range of children engaged in physical activity.

10th Jan- A team has been chosen and entered into the New Age Curling Competition. They were very excited to have been chosen to represent the course in a competition as they have not had the chance to do so before.

8th Jan- Elm and Pine class took part in Molly dancing sessions. They then performed them to the whole school. The dancers explained what Molly dancing is and showed some of their traditional dances. KS1 will follow this up with looking at other traditional British dances during their PE session this term.

29th Nov- Ed Williams from Elite Swimming Academy came and spoke to the whole school about swimming challenges he has completed. It was very motivational and inspiring for the children to hear from him. We hope to have in back in school soon.

21st Nov- Mrs. Clover and Miss. Whitehead attended after school training on ‘Sport stacking’. We will have a club up and running in January and will take part in a competition at the end of the school year.

8th Nov- EYFS and KS1 held a medieval banquet in school as part of their topic. Children took part in medieval dancing session and some took on the ‘Knights challenge’ which included hurdles and javelin. This introduced children to some new sporting ideas. The day ended with a dance performance by some of the year 2 children.

6th Nov- ‘Young-uns’ music and drama workshops booked for the summer term. All children will take part in activities across the day. We hope to inspire children to try something new and get more children involved in physical activity.

3rd Nov- Bootcamp sessions are up and running after school on a Friday with Dexter Wright. This different type of physical activity has encouraged some children who have not previously taken part in after school clubs to have a go.

17th Oct- Mrs. Sirett took a team of Year 6 children to Impington Village College to take part in the Small Schools Football competition. For some children this was their first time representing the school. All of the team played well and enjoyed the experience. We finished 6 out of 11 teams. Well done to all involved.

10th Oct- Mrs. Peachey attended the SCSSP network meeting to find out more about exciting events and initiatives being launched this term. This will impact on sport opportunities offered in school.

15th Sep- Lots of the school clubs are now up and running including football, multi-sports, fencing, archery, drama and dance. The range of clubs on offer is increasing the number of children involved in sport and introducing children to new sports.

13th Sep- Mrs. Peachey met with Dexter Wright who currently runs Bootcamp sessions in the local community to discuss the possibility of running a club for children at the school. More details will follow shortly.

12th Sep- First Step Sports have begun their weekly sessions working with FS through to year 6 during the autumn term. This is having an impact on the pupils’ positive experience of PE at school and is also upskilling the teachers. They are also running a lunch time sports club for 20 children to attend.

7th Sep- Premier sports have led an assembly to introduce their Legacy club which will run on a Thursday after school. Children will learn the skills involved in Archery and Fencing. This will run for the autumn term.

5th Sep- The school sports competition schedule for the year has been published. We will have teams entering football, netball, rugby, cross country, athletic and cricket competitions over the coming academic year.

4th Sep- The school council chose to purchase new equipment for playtimes and lunchtimes at the end of last term. This equipment has now all been delivered. The school council are devising a rota so that each class will have a day a week to use the equipment.

4th Sep- We have membership with SCSSP which gives the school access to a range of competitions and training events. This will impact on all pupils’ experience of sport at Petersfield and on the skills of all our teachers. Cost £850.


July - we are very proud to have achieved the silver schools sports mark.

July- Legacy club confirmed for September which will combine archery and fencing. More details to follow after the holidays.

8th June- The after school Archery club will continue to run over the next 6 weeks.

7th June- 2 hours of tennis on the tennis courts with a coach from ‘over and in’ for each class begins. Sessions booked over the next 6 weeks.

15th May- Launch of the Golden Mile in assembly, followed by training for the play leaders to enable them to be responsible for the running of the Golden Mile and tracking data.

15th May- Swimming pool commissioned and ready for use by the whole school for the remaining of the summer term.

10th May- balance bikes delivered into school. Ash class now have access to them daily during child initiated time.

8th May- all staff attended Resus training in preparation for the swimming pool opening.

5th May- Year 3 have begun weekly tennis sessions on the tennis courts with SS and VG following the tennis training SS recently attended.

Please read below to find out about how the sports premium is being spent and the impact it is having.

2nd May - 10 new balance bikes, 10 helmets and a training kit have been ordered. This will enable Mrs. Peachey to deliver balanceability sessions in the future and for children in FS and year 1 to build on the skills they have begun to develop.

28th April - Mrs. Peachey and Mrs. Sirett attended schools tennis training to upskill them. They will deliver training to staff and lead tennis lessons across the school. Attendance on the course also means that the school will be given a selection of tennis resources for use by all.

28th April - A golden mile assembly and training have been booked with Premier Sports for the 15th May. Year 5 children will be trained to lead and monitor the Golden Mile. This will impact on the health and physical activity of the whole school as all will be encouraged to take part.

27th April - Archery club has begun for KS2. This is proving a popular alternative to children who are interested in trying a new sport.

20th Apr - Our archery club has been launched with a whole school assembly.

19th Apr - We are very proud of the Year 5 and 6 Cross Country runners who represented our school in the County Competition at Priory Park in St Neots. It was the first competition some of the boys had entered and they tried their very best. This builds on the profile of Cross Country at Petersfield.

29th Mar – Year 3 were invited to attend the Tag Rugby competition at Meridian School in Royston. As well as scoring multiple tries as a class, one of our Hazel teams was awarded the 'Spirit of the Games' for their outstanding team ethic. We are very proud! This had a great impact on the whole class, not only in taking part in a competitive sport but also in their ability to work together.

29th Mar - Mrs. Peachey attended a Pilates training sessions to enable her to deliver lessons across the school. This will have benefits across the whole school and provide children the opportunity to try something new.

13th March - Mrs. Peachey met with SCSSP to evaluate the 2016 spend and plan spending for 17-18, ensuring priorities are covered and effective use of money.

21st February - Ash class have begun Forest School style sessions at Chapel Orchard. They will learn new skills and explore the outside environment during these weekly sessions.

9th February - Mrs. Peachey met with Premier sports to confirm an archery club for the summer term. This is response to the positive feedback from the taster courses. This will impact on the number of children involved in physical activity.

16th January - Premier sports will be running some taster lessons starting today with Year 3. The aim is for children to try new sports and get active. These first sessions will be archery. Years 3-6 will all take part in a one hour lesson.

5th January - Balanceability- Ash class (R/1) have begun a 6 week balance bike program. The children will learn balancing, gliding and braking skills while developing their confidence and self-esteem. This will mean they are better prepared and more able to ride a pedal bike without stabilizers.

5th December - Play leaders are up and running at lunchtime. The children are all very busy with their activities for EYFS, KS1 and Year 3. This is having an impact on the physical activity children are taking part in at school. The play leaders are also growing in confidence and self-esteem.

29th Nov - At the Cross Country there were over a 1000 pupils competing and we are very proud of all the 24 pupils who took part. They all tried their very best and had a great time. We even had some super finishing positions with pupils from Petersfield finishing in 5th, 9th and 10th. One child said this was ‘the best day ever!’ A parent of the school added ‘It is fantastic to see my child enjoying a competitive sports event so much (an incredible change from her KS1 days!). Equally for my son, participating in the competition was a hugely positive experience and I am sure this impacts on his broader positive attitude towards school’. Cost £73.

16th Nov - A group of 17 year 4 and 5 pupils were trained as 'play leaders'. This will mean they can run activities for all 37 pupils in KS1 and those in year 3 at playtime and lunchtime. This will impact on the amount of pupils involved in physical activity at playtime and lunchtime and improve the self-esteem of the play leaders. Cost £120.

15th Nov - We were very proud of the 12 pupils in Years 4 and 5 who took part in the Small Schools Tag Rugby competition. They had a great time and played really well as part of a team against some much older and more experienced teams. For some of our team this was their first competitive event. Cost £75.

10th Nov - Mrs. Peachey met with Richard Gammon from Premier Sports. Archery has been booked for all children in Years 3-6 for a 1 hour lesson for each class during the spring term as part of their ‘Road to Rio’ program. We hope to then turn this into an after school club. The programme ‘aims to inspire school pupils to celebrate, participate and be part of an experience’.

8th Nov - Cross country club has begun at lunchtime with Mrs. Peachey. Open to years 3-6. This will impact on the number of pupils involved in sport and encourage pupils to be more active and healthy. Initially 26 pupils signed up.

18th Oct - Congratulations to our 14 year 5-6 football team for their excellent team spirit in the cluster competition. 7th was a great achievement and the first game was won 5-0 despite the heavy rain! This has impacted on pupils’ self-esteem and improved teamwork. Cost £265.

27th Sep - Mrs. Peachey has attended a PE co-ordinators Network meeting run by SCSSP. This has up-skilled Mrs. Peachey as PE Lead which will raise the profile of PE in school and get more pupils involved in sport at school. Cost £225.

12th Sep - Cambridge United have begun their weekly sessions working with FS through to year 6 during the Autumn term. This is having an impact on the pupils’ positive experience of PE at school and is also upskilling the teachers. Typically 12 children also attend through-out the lunchtime.

7th Sep - A new trolley has been purchased to store the PE mats in the hall. This will make the mats more accessible to all the pupils and they will be able to help in setting up the hall and putting the equipment away. Cost £165.

5th Sep - We have membership with SCSSP which gives the school access to a range of competitions and training events. This will impact on all pupils’ experience of sport at Petersfield and on the skills of all our teachers. Cost £850.

5th Sep - New summer cover for the swimming pool purchased. This will enable the pool to be used for longer periods and protect it. Therefore enabling all the current and future pupil’s opportunity to swim at Petersfield. Cost £679.

5th Sep - The swimming pool is open and in use. We are hoping to be able to use it until half term (weather dependent). This is enabling all pupils to access swimming lessons and improve confidence in the water. Cost £2274.91.

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20th Mar - Thank you to all those parents who attended tonight's Parents' Evening. We very much appreciate you taking the time to fill out our questionnaires and speak to Governors. Please do contact school if you have not yet arranged your appointment as this close home school liaison is vital.

20th Mar - Puffins pupils were delighted to received their morse code certificate today thanks to our local experts Peter, Martin and Eric. Puffins are very much looking forward to the 'advanced' session next.

20th Mar - Thank to Rev Felicity for supporting the pupils who led our collective worship today.

16th Mar - It is always a pleasure to hear about the learning successes of our pupils in the Hedteachers' Awards assembly.

16th Mar - Rev. Felicity joined pupils to collaboratively plan our Lent church service which we hope you can join us at. The service is at 9:30am on Wednesday 28th March.

16th Mar - We were delighted to welcome Mrs Murfet into school to lead science activities with science club and two classes as part of British Science week. Exciting activities included lava lamps, George's marvelous medicine and rainbows!

16th Mar - Yew class participated in REactive Church today. Thank you to volunteers who make this possible.

14th Mar - Thank to Pine class and the school community for making the FOPS Pine cake sale such a fundraising success whilst enjoying tasty treats!

14th Mar - It was wonderful to welcome Mrs Bonfield back into school today to launch our handmade values bears. We are very grateful for her skill and time to make these for us. They are a beautiful replacement for the much loved values dolls which represented the old school values.

14th Mar - Rowan class attended the first of the REactive Church sessions as we prepare for Easter.

12th Mar - We were delighted to welcome Andy Richardson, from local business Volac, into school today to view Clicker7 and talk to the pupils about it. We are incredibly grateful to Volac for purchasing this fantastic educational software that can be used to support learning at home and school.

9th Mar - We were delighted to have so many mothers and female carers in school for lunch and Mother's Day activities. Pupils worked with their mums and grannies to make bridges, plaques, towers and also took part in a scavenger hunt!

9th Mar - In our Elm Class assembly, they shared their learning about Great Britain through artwork, oracy, music, songs and a wonderful retelling of the Feeding of the 5000 Bible story.

7th Mar - Pine Class walked up to Wimpole Hall Farm as part of their 'United Kingdom' topic focusing on their local area. Whilst there, they took part in an activity making butter in the Victorian dairy.

5th Mar - Mrs Grieves launched 'Malawi Monday' our fundraising challenge to cover her giant map of Malawi in donated coins. These funds will be taken to Malawi in August 2018 to continue the charity work of providing useable school building and resources for children to learn in.

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