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November

 

9th Maple Class sharing in Collective Worship, 8.55am.

9th - NSPCC workshop.  Parents invited to workshop 2.30 - 3.15pm.

13th - NSPCC Year 5/6 workshop.

16th - Silver Birch sharing in Collective Worship, 8.55am.

20th - Pupil individual school photographs (consent required).

23rd - Ash Class sharing in Collective Worship, 8.55am.

29th - Year 6 Bikeability at Alanbrooke

30th - Willow Class sharing in Collective Worship, 8.55am.

30th - Year 6 Bikeability at Alanbrooke School

30th - School Christmas Fair at 2pm.

 

December

10th - Year 5/6 Swimming Competition at Thirsk Swimming Pool.

12th - EYFS & KS1 Nativity Performance at 2pm.

13th EYFS & KS1 Nativity Performance at 6pm.

13th - Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics Competition at Thirsk School & Sixth Form College.

19th - Christmas Carol Service at St Columba's Church, 2pm.

20th - School Christmas Lunch.

21st - School closes for Christmas at 2pm.

 

Future Key Dates

11th April - Topcliffe's Got Talent, 1pm.

7th June - School Sports Day, 1.30pm.

W/C 1st July - Thirsk Induction Week for Year 6 pupils.

19th July - End of Year Celebration Service at St Columba's Church, 10am.

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Silver Birch will be sharing in Collective Worship this Friday, 16th November at 8.55am.

Sports Premium Funding 2018 - 2019

 

                   Evidencing the impact of Primary PE funding

Key achievements to date:

Areas for further improvement and baseline evidence of need:

 

Further develop structured lunchtime activity to encourage 30 minutes physical activity within school time

 

 

 

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

Please complete all of the below:

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?

88%

 

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?

76%

What percentage of your Year 6 pupils could perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations when they left your primary school at the end of last academic year?

88%

Schools can choose to use the Primary PE and Sport Premium to provide additional provision for swimming but this must be for activity over and above the national curriculum requirements. Have you used it in this way?

Yes. We had 4 children (24%) who were unable to swim. We sent them swimming weekly, 2 being then able to swim 25m and 3 of those 4 who joined in with body boarding in the sea with confident and enjoyment.

 

Academic Year: 2017/18

Total fund allocated: £

Date Updated:

 

Keyindicator 1: The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that primary school children undertake at least 30 minutes of physical activity a day in school

 

 

School focus with clarity on intended impact on pupils:

Actions to achieve:

Evidence and impact:

Sustainability and suggested next steps:

 

  • Pupils to become more active at lunchtime to achieve 30 minutes physical activity a day at school
  • Improved access of time to physical activity.
  • Children will have set times of physical activity during the day: 10 minutes of Activate in the morning and 5 minutes after lunch. All children will be able to access a lunch time club.

 

 

  • All pupils will participate in regular lunchtime activity led by SCSc -  Lunchtime staff to monitor and work alongside coaches

 

 

 

 

  • Students began to feel the benefit of physical activity and active play – Structured playtimes have meant less recorded incidents of disruptive behaviour

 

  • Embed this as a part of school life at Topcliffe

Keyindicator 2: The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement

 

 

School focus with clarity on intended impact on pupils:

Actions taken to achieve this:

Evidence and impact:

Sustainability and suggested next steps:

  • To work with the lower ability ‘target’ groups to increase their skills and knowledge. In PE and increase confidence and self - belief as a whole
  • Develop a programme of events for the most able children across our schools. To raise the profile of sport
  • To celebrate personal best and team success have pride in achievement of success at every level  

 

 

 

  • Children requiring support were identified through teacher assessment and were given an individual programme to develop skills within lessons supported by our PE specialist. They attended the Change for Life Festivals both locally in the Thirsk area and as part of the school games final at York University.
  • The PE specialist also introduced the PE academy this term to further raise the profile of PE and sport within our cluster of schools. The academy, aimed at pupils achieving highly in Physical Education and Sport, offers the opportunity not only for these pupils to play sport together, but challenges them to push themselves socially to overcome barriers. Pupils are encouraged to celebrate their achievements at each academy meeting – Learn new skills for the next session and actively seek out new friendships with pupils from other schools
  • PE specialise to set challenges for children to achieve and challenge themselves to achieve personal best - to pride themselves in growing as athletes and performers in Sport and activity.
  • By the end of the summer term when the final sport survey was completed, all of these pupils were attending extra - curricular activities and had an increased enthusiasm for physical activity and sport
  • The academy had an impact on some of pupil’s behaviour – It gave them a sense of achievement and belonging – They challenged themselves to overcome social barriers and developed confident as well as ability in a variety of different sport

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • To continue to record and assess the progress of these pupils to ensure they are still engaged and remain engaged in physical activity throughout the next year –

 

Key indicator 3: Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport

 

 

School focus with clarity on intended

impact on pupils:

Actions taken to achieve this:

Evidence and impact:

Sustainability and suggested

next steps:

  • Improve the basic knowledge of teaching Games skills to specific staff to improve the consistency of Games teaching across each school, leading to more consistently high -quality lessons and activities for pupils
  • Rebecca Clay PE specialist planned and delivered three Games specific CPD sessions after school to staff looking at striking and fielding, invasion and net wall games. Staff were given practical idea to use with classes for both Key stage 1 and key stage 2.
  • James Lofthouse from the FA worked to upskill staff in invasion games based around football. Duncan Burgess worked alongside staff and pupils within Key stage 2 to develop invasion games including Tag rugby
  • Pupils from all classes to participate in sessions led by Simon Carson Sports staff to lunchtime - Lunchtime staff to assist and

 

  • Staff confidence in delivery of quality games lessons increased
  • Resources for games sessions were put onto the Staff planning area for staff to access
  • Staff had a greater understanding of expectation for lessons and delivery within PE in school
  • Active playtime and structured activity for pupils at playtime increased. Every child at Topcliffe attended extra -curricular sport either at a lunchtime structured club or after school
  • To use play leaders and lunchtime staff to continue and further develop lunchtime activity - A structured plan must be put in place this year
 

Key indicator 4: Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils

 

 

School focus with clarity on intended

impact on pupils:

Actions taken to achieve this to achieve:

Evidence and impact:

Sustainability and suggested

next steps:

  • Resources to engage in new sporting activities
  • Coaches to visit school to introduce new activities to children

 

  • New tennis balls purchased to enable teaching of effective net / wall and striking and fielding games in key stage 2
  • Jenny Meadows (800m Olympic runner) visited, looking at skills for running, working alongside KS2 teachers. Furthermore, discussions held about how to aim high and reach.

 

  • The resources within school for teaching has increased feedback from pupils regarding the different activities has been very positive they have enjoyed applying their skills to a variety of different games and additional resources has allowed smaller sided activities allowing the sports specialist and teachers to further differentiate pupils and develop games and skills at a variety of stages and levels allowing every pupil to engage –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key indicator 5: Increased participation in competitive sport

 

 

School focus with clarity on intended

impact on pupils:

Actions taken to achieve this

Evidence and impact:

Sustainability and suggested

next steps:

 

  • Increase participation of the middle ability children at competition level to enable them to compete more often and have more opportunity to experience competitive sport
  • The most able children access higher level events with cluster school’s elite to develop resilience and sportsmanship
  • Service level agreement – D Burgess Sport for participation in School Sport pathway leading to School Games events
  • Transport to competitions to enable pupils to access high quality events

 

  • This year the children were offered further festivals.
  • A specific group were targeted for additional events as well as the full school games competition calendar of events. This was organised by our PE specialist

 

 

 

  • More pupils than ever competed for our school and were given the chance to feel the pride in representing a school team
  • All pupils participated in competitive sport against another school on more than one occasion throughout the year in both Key stage 1 and 2 - All children at Topcliffe Academy have had the opportunity to compete against children from other schools throughout the year, in both Key stage one and two.
  • This year the children were offered further festivals as specific groups were targeted for additional events.
  • Key stage One enjoyed a Quad kids event held at Sowerby school where all children participated in Jumping throwing and running – trying to achieve their personal best - As well as tackling the 400m around the high school track!
  • Key stage 2 pupils enjoyed a packed sporting calendar this year including events for all abilities in dodgeball, tchoukball, athletics, rugby and athletics.

 

 

                                                                    Competition Results

   

Quad Kids Athletics

Year 1/2  2nd place team Year 3 /4 2nd team place Year

5/6 team  Winners in Thirsk Area

Cricket

 Winners  Year 5/6 competition – Thirsk Area

Football

Thirsk Area Winners  Girls Football Representing Hambleton

in the North Yorkshire School Games 3rd place boys football

Quick sticks Hockey – Year 3/4

Qualified for the area finals narrowly missing out on a place

in the final

Cross Country

A  record  pupils qualified to represent Thirsk area in the

Hambleton Finals

Pupils represented Hambleton At the North Yorkshire Finals

in Dalby Forest

Gymnastics

Year  1/2 Silver  medal

Year 3/4 Silver medal Thirsk Area

Year 5/6 Bronze medal

Tennis

Year 3/4  Bronze Thirsk Area

Year 5/6 winners Thirsk Area – Hambleton Area Winners

Pupils also participated in:

Tag rugby, tennis, tchoukball,  dodgeball festivals ,

swimming Gala

 

 

                    100 % of pupils participated in extracurricular activity due to active lunchtime clubs

                     71 % of pupils have participated in after school clubs

                     56 % of pupils have lead activity within school

 

                     The school has achieved Gold Sainsbury's kite mark for the fourth years running 

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