PE and Sport Premium
At Blueberry Park, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Primary School’s Sports Funding
Click here for Department of Education link to the Primary School’s Sports Funding page.
What is the School Sports Premium?
The government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games that were held in London. To help to achieve this and ultimately to improve the provision of PE and sport in primary schools, additional funding of £150 million per annum has been made available. This is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils by exposing them to higher quality coaching and a wider variety of activities at a young age.
Our Sport Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing a Sports coach and additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
Sports Premium Funding 2013-2014
Inter and Intra School Sports Competition
Our school competes in both Intra and Inter school sports competitions on a regular basis.
Intra school competitions are ones which take place within school; Inter school competitions are eevents against other schools.
Our Intra school competitions help to develop team work and co-operation using our house system working within classes and year groups.We start this in key stage 1 to help to introduce competition and team ethics to our children.
We compete in a range of sports competitions organised by the Liverpool School Sports Partnership (LSSP) which follow the Sainsbury’s school games format. This offers our pupils the opportunity to compete against other schools at external venues providing a fantastic introduction to competitive sport. We have entered competitions at KS1 and KS2 levels, the school has never managed to access so many different competitions in a school year as we have in the past academic year! Our teams always represent the school with exemplary behavior and show tremendous team spirit and sportsmanship.
At present, we hold the Sainsbury's School Games Silver award.
In November we took a team of Year 2 children to St Julies School to compete in the LSSP Matball competition. We played well and just missed out on a semi final place; our attitude and behaviour was exemplary.
KS2 New Age Kurling
This was our first inclusive sports event, it is based upon the sport of curling, except without the ice! The tournament was held at St Julies high school in Woolton, our team adapted well to the new sport and thoroughly enjoyed the competition. We were awarded a special spirit of the games award for Determination by LSSP for our performance.
KS2 Indoor Athletics
We took a squad of 16 KS2 children to Enterprise South Liverpool Academy to compete in the KS2 Indoor Athletics competition. This is a staple of the LSSP calendar but it is the first time that we have entered for a while. Our children took part in a wide range of running, jumping and throwing events; testing their ability against other schools.
Year 5&6 Dodgeball
We entered a year 5 and a year 6 team to the Dodgeball competition in Broadgreen International School. The competition was none stop with back to back games. Our teams competed in two different leagues and ended up with identical results. This meant that they had to play each other! Year 5 managed to beat year 6 two games to one, sadly though both teams missed out on a place in the city finals.
KS2 LFC Premier League football Tournament
This national competition was held at the Liverpool Football Club Academy in Kirkby. Our KS2 football team were competing against teams from all over the North West. The standard of football was exceptionally high and we narrowly missed out on a semi final place to qualify for the next stage of the competition.
Year 3&4 Water Polo
We entered two teams for our water polo competition, this was the first time any of the children had played water polo. Our teams took to the new sport like ‘ducks to water’ with every one thoroughly enjoying their new experience.
KS2 Highland Games
We weren’t too sure what to expect when we attended Arch Bishop Beck tennis centre for the highland games as it was a new event for both the children and for me. It turned out to be an amazing event, it was an inclusive competition consisting of 8 events which all the children took part in. Events included, amongst other events: tossing the caber, the welly toss, the shot putt and relay sprints.
Our Netball team have been preparing during our after school club to learn the different rules and positions for High 5. The competition took place on a rainy afternoon at Liverpool Tennis Centre. Our team played well and narrowly missed out on a place in the quarter finals.
Our children have represented the school in every competition with exemplary behavior doing Blueberry Park proud!
All teams and individuals have performed fantastically in the competitions, adapting their skills and abilities to events were brand new for them.