At the Federation of Pine Ridge Infant and Nursery School and Lorraine School and Nursery we believe that PE and Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every child, with the potential to change their lives for the better.
We welcome additional Government funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in schools.
We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside wider opportunities for access to sports clubs and competitions. In addition we are targeting the health and well-being of our children by encouraging them to make positive lifestyle choices from a young age.
Physical education, physical activity and sport have been shown to impact positively on the extent to which young people feel connected to their school; the aspirations of young people; the extent to which positive social behaviours exist within school; and the development of leadership and citizenship skills.
(Stead & Neville 2010 )
More physically fit children have improved brain function, higher academic achievement scores and superior cognitive performance than less fit children.
- Children will have the confidence to try new challenges and have an understanding of the importance of fairness and a healthy, active lifestyle. Through high quality teaching they will develop basic physical skills that can be further developed throughout their school career.
- Children will demonstrate how to be fair, accepting loss & celebrating winning for themselves and others through experience of competitive sport. They will be able to talk about what they do, why they are doing it and how they can improve via teacher, peer and self assessment.
- Through PE lessons and cross-curricular activities, children will understand that to lead a healthy, active lifestyle they need to exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, get enough sleep and have good hygiene.
- Children will talk proudly about their achievements, their enjoyment of PE & Sport and the positive effect it has on their learning. Successes will be celebrated during assemblies, in a Celebration for Sporting Success book and in the local press for inter-school events.
In 2016-17 Pine Ridge Infant and Nursery School received £8,290 for PE/Sports Premium and Lorraine School and Nursery received £8,270.