The government has recognised the importance of PE and sport in primary schools and continued to provide additional funding to increase the impact it has for our children. It is left to the school to decide how this funding is spent.
The aims of the school are to continue to raise standards and aspirations in Physical Education and to further widen the children’s access to a range of different sports, dance and gymnastic activities. Lipson Vale Primary aims to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport; provide a high-quality physical education curriculum that is physically demanding; provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness; and provide activities that build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.
Sport and PE at Lipson Vale
Lipson Vale offers a wealth of sporting activities, both through PE lessons during the school day and a range of sporting activities during lunchtimes and after school. Organised activities include Skipping, Striking and Fielding Games, Invasion Games, Speed, Agility and Quickness drills, Circus skills, Board Games, Cross-Country Running, Multi-Skills, Football, Golf, Rowing, Cricket, Athletics, Bikeability and The Plymouth Schools’ Half Marathon Challenge.
Throughout the year children will receive some specialist sports teaching as part of their PE lessons and have access to a wide range of daily sporting clubs, both at lunchtime and after school. We will seek to improve the competitive skills of groups and individuals through competitive sport afternoons and sports day(s) as well as taking part in a wider range of Plymouth intra and inter competitions and events, organised through the Plymouth School Sports Partnership. For example: The Plymouth Schools’ Half Marathon Challenge. We also provide the opportunity for children to take part in an outdoor and Adventurous Residential trip in Key Stage 2. Swimming is coached at the Life Centre to children in Years 3 and 4 and consists of a concentrated block of lessons aimed at improving confidence and swimming technique. Each year we also enter two teams into the prestigious Junior Ten Tors event, with every child in Year 6 having experienced moorland navigational skills on Dartmoor.
Amount available to Lipson Vale in 2015/16 was £9,692 how this money was allocated is detailed here.
The school has achieved it’s first PE Sports Kitemark – a bronze award.