Below are our current plans. Throughout the year we will continue to focus on the following:
Increasing daily physical activity for all children: sustaining a daily 10 minutes of running / jogging for every child, every day. We have two circuits for 1 mile and we are actively encouraging children to build up their stamina so they are able to complete a mile in 10 minutes quite comfortably. Alongside this, we have also introduced zones across the whole of the playing area, including the field, and there are focused activities which will encourage physical activity, teamwork and enjoyment.
Competitions: we will continue to focus on the need for all pupils to engage in competitive sport. We are increasing the number and range of intra-school competitions so pupils have the opportunity to apply their skills more regularly. Pupils will continue to compete in either class or house teams with the points from these competitions being added to the school totals which motivates children of all abilities. We are also continuing to broaden and increase the number of inter-school competitions we engage with.
Range of Sports: we have purchased lots of new equipment so that all pupils have a high quality experience. We will continue to hire some equipment for more unusual sports eg golf, archery and new age curling so children broaden their activity base and develop their understanding of different skills that are needed. These sports require very different skills to the more mainstream, high energy sports.
Swimming: our swimming programme has been interrupted by Covid, but we plan to resume in Spring 2 when we will again provide high-quality swimming sessions for all pupils additional to the National Curriculum requirement. We will revisit and build on skills and continue to develop pupil's water confidence. We will also undertake maintenance training (e.g. resuscitation) that is required in order to ensure we deliver safe teaching of the highest quality.
Sports Partnership: we have bought into the Sports Partnerhip offer from Comberton Village College which enables us to take part in a range of competitive sports and festivals.
Playground improvement: building on the success of the trim trail we will be developing another area of the playground that has become 'obsolete'. We plan to instal some small framed climbing equipment with a focus on supporting our younger pupils to develop confidence, self-challenge and managing risk. It will also be a great addition to encouraging more active playtimes.