At Backworth Park Primary, we provide a Physical Education programme covering Games, Gymnastics, Swimming, Dance and Athletics in line with the National Curriculum requirements, which enables our children to develop their movement, skills, balance and co-ordination, as well as their self-confidence and resilience to improve.
Through cross-curricular links, we also seek to develop our children's awareness of health-related issues such as the need for exercise, health living and eating, emotional well-being and tackling obesity.
Since 2013/14, like all Primary schools, Backworth Park has received ring-fenced funding to spend on making additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of sport and PE provision in school.
The aims of the funding are to ensure all children have opportunities to:
Schools choose how to spend the Sports Premium Funding to achieve these aims. These are some of the ways that this funding supports us in moving forward:
All schools must provide swimming instruction either in Key Stage 1 or 2.
In particular, pupils should be taught to:
Backworth Park Primary School currently offer swimming lessons for all children in Year 3. Children are taught by qualified swimming instructors who follow guidelines set out by the Local Authority. As most of our children do not have access to swimming lessons in addition to those provided by the school, the Senior Leadership Team have worked with the Local Authority to ensure we have the best programme available to meet the needs of our children. This year, we will have visits from local swimming instructors and RNLI to promote water safety and free swim sessions in a bid to inspire more of our children to access swimming facilities outside of school provisions. In the academic year 2018/ 2019, we focused on changing how we offer swimming and will continue delivering lessons in the forthcoming academic year, in the same way, to ensure we offer the most effective provision for our children. As they did last year, children will have access to an intensive block session. They will attend swimming lessons daily for 4 weeks to help aid progress.
In our Year 6 cohort:
* Please note, some of our timetabled activities have altered to reflect our response to the Covid-19 pandemic.