Sports Premium Funding

Our Whole School Vision

At St Mary’s Catholic School we aim to raise standards of Physical Education in all children. We believe PE and Sport has an important role to play in making our vision a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better. We have a  a collaborative approach with the Penwith Education Trust to ensure that our vision is realised.

We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding for 2 years to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all our young people.

Sports Premium Grant

In 2013 the government announced new funding for PE and sport. St Mary’s will receive approximately £9 000. We aim to raise standards of Physical Education for all children. We believe PE and Sport play an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better. We aim to improve the quality of PE and sport provision, so all pupils access a healthy lifestyle and reach their capabilities.

The funding will be split into 3 key areas for consideration:

  • Physical Education, to include the development of the curriculum, assessment and staff expertise to deliver high quality Physical Education for all children.
  • Healthy Lifestyles  
  • Competitive sport
All children and staff throughout St Mary's are enjoying a new initiative called Jump Start Johnny (JSJ).  
Dance routines to the latest chart releases are easy ways to 'Jump Start' the morning. The routines help to get our blood pumping and our concentration to increase.
If at any point in the day we start to flag, JSJ goes on and we are up and jumping about to give us more energy for the rest of the day.
See some clips from JSJ below.  Even our WOW Days don't stop us from enjoying short bursts of activity.

During the Spring Term, Year 4 have been creating dance routines and have also been trying out a form of High Impact Interval Training (HIIT). 
We carry out a variety of exercises, with maximum effort for short periods of time before having a little rest! We work through a circuit which includes shuttle runs, spotty dogs, hula-hooping, cross partner co-ordination passes and a surprise activity which we decide on on the day.  See photos below.