Roecroft Lower School

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Sports Premium

Sport Premium at Roecroft Lower School

As with every Primary School in the country Roecroft Lower School has been awarded funding to promote and improve Physical Education and sport in our School.

Our Vision:

Roecroft Lower School are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people. Through PE & Sport our children learn to develop the important qualities of discipline, resilience, communication, team work, and ambition, leading to improved concentration, attitude, and academic achievement.

We believe that the children at Roecroft will develop a passion for healthy living and a lifelong love for an active lifestyle.

Sustainability:

We will use the funding to ensure that the improvements we make are sustainable and that we meet the physical needs of all of our pupils through a diverse range of high quality activities. 

Curriculum

 We follow the National Curriculum for PE, where pupils access a broad range of activities and resources to develop their fundamental movement skills including running, jumping, throwing, catching, balancing, co-ordination and agility. The pupils participate in team games and learn many new sports. In KS2, the pupils take part in outdoor adventurous activities and have swimming lessons. Our teachers are passionate about PE and take part in regular training to up-level their skills and knowledge. 

Sports Ambassadors

Roecroft Sports Ambassadors have a very important role within our school. They have attended training in order to represent school sport at RLS. They take part in regular meetings; they deliver lunchtime sports clubs; they take care of the PE equipment and they encourage all pupils to be fitter and healthier by taking part in extra-curricular activities!  

Sainsbury's Kitemark

We were extremely proud to be awarded the Sainsbury’s School Games Gold Kitemark for the third year in a row. This award celebrates the range of physical activities and sports activities available within our school, as well as our commitment to promoting and encouraging health and physical activity for all pupils.

Active Lunchtimes

Here at Roecroft we enjoy active lunchtimes! Mrs Tiplady (our lunchtime Play Leader) and Miss Holmes (our sports assistant) ensure that the children have plenty to do during the lunch hour. Structured games and activities are on offer for the children to participate in, as well as exciting equipment for the pupils to engage with. We are dedicated to ensuing lunchtimes are fun, exciting and active!

Competitions

Each pupil in school belongs to a ‘House’. Throughout the school year we earn points for our houses by living our school values, as well as competing in sporting events. We hold ‘Inter-House Competitions’ throughout the year where we compete against each other in a fun and healthy way. We also hold an annual summer sports day where the pupils showcase their skills to the parents and members of our community! 

Additionally, we are members of the Redborne School Sports Partnership who host competitions in a wide range of sports including multi-skills, athletics, tag-rugby, netball, tennis, swimming and kwik-cricket. The pupils enjoy representing Roecroft and competing against other local lower schools. 

Dance Morning

Every year we host a ‘Dance Morning’ where the pupils perform a dance they have been learning (costumes also included!). We invite parents, carers and members of our community to watch and support the pupils. It is a very popular event which pupils, parents and staff thoroughly enjoy!

The Daily Mile

Roecroft was one of the first schools in Central Bedfordshire to adopt this fantastic initiative. We are committed to ensuring that pupils take part in the recommended ‘60 minutes of exercise a day’. When the weather is fair, all KS2 pupils aim to run a mile each day, with the intention of improving their stamina and fitness levels.

 


Further information regarding the Sports Premium Funding can be found from the Department for Education on www.education.gov.uk