Sporting Successes 2017 - 2018
What a tremendous start to a sporting year! The impact of the extra funding in PE has definitely increased the number of sporting trophies we are displaying in the school office. Earlier in the year a team of players competed in the ‘Bromyard Rugby Club Tag Rugby Tournament’ and successfully WON the tournament.
A team of players was selected from Years 3&4 to attend the cluster tournament of Quick Sticks Hockey. The final was a very exciting game with both of our school teams competing against each other to win the trophy. A very close match saw Abberley B crowned as the eventual champions.
We are extremely proud of all the children who represent Abberley Parochial V.C. Primary School and their sporting achievements.
Spring Term 2018 Sports Report
Despite the weather doing its best to upset events the Spring Term has seen a very busy and successful sporting calendar for the School.
January saw the Key Stage 2 girls attending the Cluster Bex Lloyd Indoor Football tournament. The girls put in a very organised and strong performance and were unlucky to miss out on a place in the final. They finished in a very creditable third place. Special mention must go to Ruby who was spotted as Abberley’s Star Player.
Year 1 and 2 also attended the multi skills festival, where they had lots of fun taking part in a range of different activities organised by the Chantry Young Leaders.
Year 5 and 6 took part in the Cluster Indoor Athletics tournament. A full team attended and participated in a range of field and track events.
The KAB team went to Dyson Perrins to take part in a School Games event in Archery Arrows. The team were successful in winning the event. Well done archers!
During February it was the turn of our younger children with a team from Year 1 and 2 heading off to The Chantry to the Mini Olympics! Following a very noisy opening ceremony the children took part in a variety of obstacle races competing for “Top Banana” awards. We were delighted when Izzy and Lizzie were crowned the Year 1 girls’ “Top Bananas.”
March saw the resumption of the netball and football fixtures despite the snow leading to a number of cancelled matches, very boggy pitches and freezing spectators. Both teams performed fantastically well. The netball team ended their season with only one loss and finished in a well-deserved second position in the Cluster league. A brilliant performance netballers!
The football team went one better and won all their matches bar one draw against Martley. They were runaway winners of the Cluster league. Super play footballers!
The football team also attended two tournaments. They were placed third in the tournament at Kidderminster Harriers despite playing against much larger primary schools. A particular highlight was winning their final game on penalties. They also attended the Cluster playoffs playing teams from across the West Worcestershire District. They fought hard to finish in third place. A fitting end to a fantastic season.
Finally at the end of March the whole school took part in a sports themed day to raise money for Sport Relief. The day was entirely organised by the Super Sporting Supervisors and featured sporty non uniform, active lessons and a sponsored skip in aid of the British Heart Foundation. In total £265.00 was raised for these two very worthwhile causes.
We are now looking forward to a very exciting and hopefully warmer summer programme of sports activities.
Click HERE to find out how we are spending our PE and Sports Premium money for 2017/18
P.E & Sports Premium
At Abberley, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being to all of our pupils. We believe that a continued innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities has a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of every single learner in our school. Our Primary School PE and Sport Funding enables us to extend our provision through using the skills of additional sports professionals, entering into a wide variety of competitive sports events and training staff to deliver high quality PE sessions across the school.
What is the Sports Premium?
The P.E and Sport Premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the P.E and sport activities they offer their pupils. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.Schools are to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. In Abberley we have utilised the sports funding across the whole school. Many of the initiatives and schemes that we use in school have been developed from the children’s own ideas and enthusiasm. There has been a significant increase in the participation across the whole school for both boys and girls, which is detailed below.
What does Abberley offer for P.E and Sport?
As a school, we are always looking to improve and instil high quality PE during and after school. The children themselves run most of the break-time and lunchtime activities but the staff also take on lunchtime roles to help give children exciting opportunities in a wide variety of sports.
At break times our S.S.S. (Super Sporting Supervisors) offer the Change 4 Life 10 Minute Shake-Up initiative to all children to promote a healthy life style.
During the lunch hour our S.S.S. offer a huge selection of activities which are different each day. Our school playground is split up in to areas and in each area there are different opportunities for the children in the school to keep active. Some of these activities are free choice areas where children are encouraged to create their own games with their friends using a selection of equipment from the PE shed. Other activities include training and skill sessions run by the S.S.S. or staff to help children improve in sports they currently play or want to participate in. As well as this there are also more competitive games in all sports that are available, including tag rugby, cricket, rounders, hockey, basketball.
After school clubs are offered each half term by Abberley Acorns and we try to provide sports which are either popular amongst the children or ones they may not have access to on a regular basis. It is this initiative that helps children to discover sports that they may look to participate in more regularly. We encourage all children to try to take part in an after-school club once every term and we are always looking to find sports that encourage all children to participate and we are very active in doing so.
On top of this, each child is provided with at least 2 hours of 2 different types of sport each week with the sports changing each half term. This follows a whole school scheme which looks to develop strong links from year to year in a wide variety of sporting contexts. Most of the choices across the year have been selected to follow our cluster competition programme so that children are always learning for a purpose. In addition, swimming is taught from Years 1 to 4. All children in KS2 (Years 3,4,5 & 6) have the opportunity to take part in four residential trips. This allows ample opportunities for children to take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team. Since 2012 we have been taking children Bellboating on the river. Children experience the importance of team work by paddling along the River Severn, a journey which orginates from the 2012 Paralympics and its legacy continues. Children also have the opportunity to participate in a Bellboating Regatta when we race against other primary schools.
S.S.S Team (Super Sporting Supervisors)
The S.S.S. Team is our whole school sports programme that was developed alongside the children after they requested an improvement in school sports and provisions. The children came up with the name themselves after they chose a mascot to represent the sports in our school. They named our mascot, Yoakey the squirrel, as our school logo is an oak tree and they made that connection.
Promote healthy living and well-being across the school. They create challenges for healthy eating, set healthy living challenges and promote Start to Move NHS initiative.
Due to the excellent provisions and opportunities the children are provided with; as well as the exciting and engaging involvement they each have in sport in Abberley, we have been awarded with the following awards:
Primary School Games Silver Award
Youth Sports Trust Silver Award
Vision Statement for P.E and Sport Chantry Cluster P.E Partnership
All the schools in the Chantry cluster which includes Abberley Primary School believe that Physical Education and sport have a vital role to play in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. Physical education and sport are important in giving children the knowledge, understanding and the tools to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being. Working collaboratively, the cluster PE Partnership aims to provide for pupils’ increasing self- confidence through an ability to manage themselves successfully in a variety of situations. Children will have the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports and physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort and hard-work, as well as success, is celebrated. During their time in the cluster, children will be able to take part in a wide range of physical activities including: games, dance, gymnastics, swimming and athletics.
Vision Statement for Chantry Cluster P.E Partnership
To enable all children and young people to be the best that they can become by:
ensuring that the provision is challenging and appropriate and that support mechanisms are in place to allow all children and young people to reach their full potential;
increasing and sustaining the provision and the range of opportunities available for high quality PE and sport; within the curriculum and out of school hours;
improving the levels of progress in PE for all children and young people;
ensuring that provision is fully inclusive, engaging, innovative, inspiring and specifically tailored to meet future aspirations;
developing high quality, effective and sustainable transfer and transition arrangements within and between all key stages;
continuing to embed good assessment for learning (AfL) methodology into day to day planning, teaching and assessment of pupils work;
designing and delivering an exciting but relevant curriculum that ensures all children and young people take part and make progress;
being aware that PE and school sport is an effective tool in providing opportunities for children and young people to improve their progress and attainment across the curriculum;
involving children and young people in the management, organisation and delivery of PE and school sport;
making sure that PE provides rich opportunities for children and young people to develop their literacy and mathematics skills along with recognising how the social, moral, spiritual and cultural aspects of learning are integral to a rich and fulfilling life.
To increase participation amongst all children and young people by:
increasing the range of sustainable activities offered by schools in curricular and out of school hours ( working towards at least 2 hours curriculum and 1 hour of out of school hours learning (OSHL) per week);
taking into account and acting upon the views of pupils, parents and carers;
up skilling the cluster staff by providing high quality continuous professional development (CPD) for all teachers and other adults involved in the delivery of PE and school sport;
building sustainable professional learning networks including effective school to school support and families of schools working together;
providing suitable pathways into activities beyond school and building effective school to club links;
improving opportunities to motivate and engage those who currently choose not to participate in PE;
increasing the opportunities available for all children and young people to be involved in leadership, volunteering and other roles within PE;
ensuring that all children and young people have an increased opportunity to take part in competition through ‘The Winter & Summer School Games’ infrastructure , particularly at level 1 (intra-school) and level 2 (inter-school).
targeting the increased participation of girls (2013-15).
To enable all children and young people to make informed choices about lifelong physical activity by:
working with other curriculum areas to bring about a holistic understanding of lifestyle choices and the place of physical activity as part of a balanced, healthy lifestyle;
increasing the number of children and young people participating in activities of their choice as part of a healthy and active lifestyle through identified curricular, out of hours learning, competition and formal school-club links;
developing an inclusive curriculum and out of school hours learning (OSHL) programme that provides children and young people of all ages and abilities with exciting and engaging opportunities to take a full and active part in PE and school sport;
ensuring that all children and young people understand the Olympic and Paralympic values and recognise the success and impact of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics on increased and improved healthy and active lifestyles.
Some examples of PE at Abberley. Click on each image to see more pictures.