Sports Premium

At Western Primary School we believe that physical education is a key part of the curriculum. Physical activity promotes the knowledge and understanding of personal health and physical development as well as having a positive impact on academic achievement and improving interactions with others. Through physical education, children can develop body awareness, self-esteem and skills such as teamwork, cooperation and sportsmanship. It develops children’s physical competence and confidence, as well as their ability to use these qualities to perform a range of activities. It is important that children experience a wide range of physical activities that are enjoyable, vigorous, purposeful and regular. The children participate in a vast number of physical activities including: gymnastics, dance, games, athletics, outdoor and adventure and swimming. Teachers deliver a motivating and high quality programme that is designed to challenge and meet the needs of all individual children.

All primary schools receive Sports Premium funding based on the number of pupils they have in Years 1 to 6 and this funding should be used to improve the quality of PE and sport in the school. The document below shows how we have spent the funding for the last academic year and the impact that it has had upon our school.

The documents below outline how we plan to use the sports premium funding this year

2018/201 Action Plan


Our current year 6 cohort have accessed both year 2 and year 4 swimming lessons, enabling them to learn the vital life skill of water survival. The end of KS2 target is for children to be able to swim a minimum of 25m unaided. We currently have 33% of children achieving this. Those who have not reached this target will be given further swimming lessons (funded through the sports premium) in July in order to achieve this.

PE News

Special Agents!

Two of our Young Leaders attended a Special Agent training event for our upcoming fun run for KS1 and KS2 in April! These two children will now have special missions to deliver and complete each week to encourage important aspects of leading a healthy and active lifestyle such as: healthy eating, endurance and fitness, teamwork and resilience.

Football Win!

Well done to our football team who won their match against St. James with a 4-0 win! They will now go on to play Stallingborough in the next round after Easter! Well done team!

Hockey Tournament

Last Thursday, a team of 10 children from year 4 and 5 took part in a Hockey Tournament at Oasis Academy Wintringham. These children only had 2 hours of training through a hockey masterclass in preparation for the tournament.  There were 10 schools that took part and they were split into 2 groups.  Out of our group of 5 schools, we came joint first place! Unfortunately it then went down to points and we came second place for our group. The children all did amazing and worked so well as a team. They have all now also been invited to attend a session ran by the Grimsby Hockey Club every Saturday morning! You all should we very proud of yourselves, you were excellent representatives for our school!

New Age Kurling

On Tuesday, six children in KS2 took part in a New Age Kurling competition at Franklin College. They worked as three teams of two and each team competed against many other schools. Each player in each team delivered two stones and they had to get their stones as close to the target as possible. The children had never played New Age Kurling before but they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and improved their skills and tactics as the competition went on! Well done team!

Competitions have started!

Last week a team of year 5 and 6 girls took part in a 7 a-side football tournament at St. James against many other schools. Although many of our team had not played a lot of football before, they all showed great team spirit and improved significantly as the matches went on! Well done team.