Olympic Legacy money 2016-17
As with other schools across the country St Matthew’s Church Of England Primary School received extra ring fenced funding for Physical Education. The amount that the school received was £9,790.
Please click on the link below to see how the money is distributed to schools.
What did we do?
At the start of the year some children from Year 4 got to take part in a Paralympic Day at the John Charles Centre for Sport where they got the opportunity to take part in various events from the Paralympics.
Enhancing the Curriculum
We invited back the Mini-Mermaid Running Club after the success of the group with the Year 4 children in 2015/16. They went on to work with groups of girls in Year 3, 4 and 5 leading to numerous positive outcomes for the children. Mermaid Running Club are a group that stands for self-worth, value and movement. They are changing the lives of girls and young women by shifting their internal experience and the way they interact with the world around them through an innovative, character driven curriculum. The children train for a local 5K, typically a parkrun, through a structured program which is delivered by female coaches from the local community.
We also invested once more in the Maths of The Day package to work alongside the current Maths curriculum in school. This allowed teachers to teach Maths through physical activity in a variety of ways including number hunts and building 3D bar charts from various equipment.
As with previous years the money was also used to continue our long running commitment to the Year 6 Robinwood residential which forms a major part of the PE and PHSE curriculum in the Summer term. We did this by paying for the coach travel to and from the venue in order to reduce the cost of the trip for parents and carers.
At St Matthew's we are very lucky to have the Chapel Allerton Squash and Tennis Club next door. For many years now the club has been generous enough to allow us to use their facility for our annual Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Sports Days and this year was no exception! There was even an impromptu teachers and parents race at the end!
In previous years the school has welcomed 4 time Ironman World Champion Chrissie Wellington and Olympic Silver medallist Annie Vernon. This year was no exception as the children were treated to assemblies from former pupil and 2016 British Long Jump Champion Daniel Gardiner and local gymnast and 2016 Olympic Bronze medallist Nile Wilson. Further events are planned for 2017/18.
After school sport and competition
The Olympic Legacy once again gave us the opportunity to enter a wide range of competitions across the city. In Key Stage 1 the children received expert tennis coaching free of charge from a student at Leeds Trinity University, with the sessions culminating in a "Come and Try" tennis festival where all the children from the year group were able to take part. In Year 2 30 children got the opportunity to take part in a Key Stage 1 Sportshall Athletics event at Farsley Celtic Football Club.
Impact on whole school data
The Olympic Legacy money also had a positive impact on the academic performance of the children across school. The data below comes from comparing the percentage of children achieving Age Related Expectations (ARE) in all 3 subject areas in a sample (those involved in after school sport) which was then compared to the year group as a whole.
In Year 4 the sample (41 children) consistently outperformed the year group as a whole in all academic areas. In Year 5 the sample (46 children) did better in Reading and Writing. In Year 6 100% of the girls in the sample (15 girls) achieved ARE in Reading and Maths, with 93% achieving ARE in Writing.
Participation rates across school
Participation rates were calculated by dividing the number of children involved in after school sport in 2016/17 by the number of children in the year group, and then multiplying by 100 to get an overall percentage. For example, if there were 100 children in Year 6 and 65 of them were involved in after school sport the participation rate would be:
65/100 x 100 = 65%.
This represents a change to last years figure which included activities that took place at lunchtime. This means that the number of children involved in the Sportshall Athletics event in Year 2 and the children that went to the "Come and Try" tennis event in Year 1 are not included as this took place during school hours.
The participation rates for 2016/17 were as follows:
Year 1 - 30%
Year 2 - 33%
Year 3 - 36%
Year 4 - 68%
Year 5 - 77%
Year 6 - 67%