Grangetown Primary School

Grangetown Primary School

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'SportS Premium' funding

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PE and Sport play a very important part in the life of our school. We believe that exercise and sport contribute to the holistic development of young people and, through participation in sport and physical education, children learn about key values such as teamwork, fair play and respect for themselves and others.

There is significant evidence to show the positive effects of sport and exercise on children’s physical health, growth and development. Furthermore, sport also provides a healthy environment within which young people can learn how to deal with competition and how to cope with both winning and losing.

Since 2013, the Government has provided 'Sport Premium' funding, specifically aimed at improving the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision in all schools. 

Click here to see an account of our Sport Premium activities for 2018-2019

The information below is currently being updated, and will be ready by the end of November 2018.

We are using the Sport Premium to improve the quality of PE and Sport provision in the following ways:

  • We invest in high-quality visiting sports coaches to run clubs, competitions, and to increase pupils’ participation in in-school and inter-school games competitions. 
  • Since 2012, we have taken part in the Sunderland Schools Dance Festival, held annually at the Empire Theatre.
  • Dance is an important part of our curriculum. Our children performed a Chinese style dance, as part of our link with our Chinese partner school, and two amazing Spanish dances as part of our annual Spanish Day.
  • We work with Keep Active, a local company providing high-quality coaching in a range of sports. We hope to expand this partnership.
  • We purchase an annual subscription to 5 a Day TV, an online series of lively, fun 5-minute exercise routines, which teachers use with the children every day. See one of the routines here!

We have several Sports Clubs, led on a voluntary basis by our own staff:

  • Gymnastics with Mrs Miller and Mrs Bracknall.
  • Dance Club with Miss Beetham.
  • Step-Up with Miss Hanlon.
  • Football Club with Mr Newby - come rain or shine Mr Newby is out there on the field with our children.

We have an Annual Residential Trip - Outdoor Adventure Activities in the Lakes District:

  • We have a long-established and much-loved annual residential weekend in the Lake District, at Derwent Hill, for years 4-6, superbly organised by Mrs Miller, and staffed on a voluntary basis by our ever-committed staff. Click here to see some photos.

Our children swim every week at Southmoor Academy.

  • We greatly value this, because not only does it provide us with access to high-quality swimming facilities and coaching, it also boosts the link between Southmoor and its feeder primaries, giving the children an opportunity to visit and become familiar and comfortable with the idea of eventually joining Southmoor in Year 7.

We always get involved in Bikeability - Cycling Proficiency

  • This is an annual scheme run by Sunderland Council, providing our year 5 and year 6 children with a week of intensive but highly enjoyable training, focusing on safety and road awareness when cycling.

We Show Racism the Red Card!

  • Our year 5 and year 6 children have enjoyed taking part in this very special annual project, involving a day of activities which not only promote health and fitness, but also raise awareness of issues around racism, prejudice, equality and so on. See more here.

We love to Hit the Surf!

  • This is an absolutely fantastic project, run by the RNLI. Our year 5 & year 6 children get the chance to learn about water safety, and they also learn how to surf the waves at Seaburn beach! Click here to see us Hit the Surf!

We like to 'LAF'!

We have an Annual 'Stay Healthy, Stay Safe' Week