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24/05/24

Year 1 enjoyed their popcorn and biscuit picnic interval ready to go back into their pj movie afternoon!!! 🍿🎬 pic.twitter.com/xAYLmum4eP

23/05/24

Our board is so cute! Really looking forward to seeing our students in colour tomorrow 🐘🩷❤️🧡💛💚🩵💙💜🤎🖤🩶🤍 pic.twitter.com/P6oHXeDO7U

21/05/24

What a wonderful evening at our Primary Spring Concert 🎶🎸🎺🎹 a huge thank you to for making this all possible. pic.twitter.com/ms3ZFcl1jP

16/05/24

Year 5 had a great Geography lesson this week focused on the process of erosion and weathering, linked to their learning on the formation of The Grand Canyon. 🇺🇸🌏They really enjoyed creating a model and seeing what happened when ‘rainfall’ occurred 💧 pic.twitter.com/KEYir1Br1E

16/05/24

We’re so proud of the resilience and determination shown by ourYear 6 children this week. They have blown us away with their efforts and positivity. pic.twitter.com/D5dNiGDjze

16/05/24

Year 4 and 5 had a fantastic fencing taster session on Wednesday. They thoroughly enjoyed it and loved trying something new. A big thank you to Miss Demain for organising this opportunity pic.twitter.com/eNX1I6FD4e

14/05/24

Year 6 have begun each morning with an opportunity to have breakfast and a chilled start before their SATs papers. It has been wonderful to see so many positive, smiling faces so far. Bring on the Maths papers! 💪🏼🤩 pic.twitter.com/bqPM0KZcP9

12/05/24

We wish our Year 6 students the best of luck with their SATs this week coming. You have all worked so hard for these and we are very proud of you all! 🤞🤩 pic.twitter.com/uO9TiJpxkx

10/05/24

Year 6 ended their week positively and are ready for the challenge of SATs next week . They were even happier to end the day with a ‘smart’ cookie for them to enjoy courtesy of the Year 6 teachers. pic.twitter.com/OVszT84J4f

10/05/24

Archery to finish off their amazing trip to Fellowship Afloat 🏹 pic.twitter.com/jUqpR4wJNO

10/05/24

A morning of team building for York class 👏🏻 pic.twitter.com/Yp9LRyOvr1

10/05/24

Good morning from Fellowship Afloat! Ready to go for Day 2 ⚓️⛵️☀️ pic.twitter.com/RXCsRgEc2g

09/05/24

Off for an evening walk after a fantastic first day at Fellowship Afloat ⛵️⚓️🤩 pic.twitter.com/TtEXCT9y9x

09/05/24

A fantastic day sailing ⛵️ pic.twitter.com/USeD95zBRG

09/05/24

York class have loved sailing and climbing the lighthouse this afternoon ☀️⚓️⛵️ pic.twitter.com/g2yjT5VCzm

09/05/24

Year 3 York class have safely arrived at Fellowship Afloat ⛵️⚓️☀️ pic.twitter.com/5p4mrtjXiK

08/05/24

Year 3 Bath are slightly delayed. With the new arrival time expected to be 8.05pm.

08/05/24

Year 3 Bath class are on their way home. ETA: 19.45

08/05/24

Ready for their day on the sailing boats ⛵️ pic.twitter.com/LMvA1eHCGg

07/05/24

Bath class have had a fantastic day at Fellowship Afloat! ⛵️⚓️☀️🤩 pic.twitter.com/nEP3nFJjQS

07/05/24

All settled in a ready for a fun filled afternoon ⚓️⛵️ pic.twitter.com/rN4eY9XV8M

07/05/24

Year 3 Bath have arrived safely at Fellowship Afloat ☀️⛵️⚓️ pic.twitter.com/3tyNl6WlJh

04/05/24

Year 5 thoroughly enjoyed taking their learning outside and working out the area of compound shapes. ☀️🧮 pic.twitter.com/0Cve9cQlaU

03/05/24

On Tuesday, our Year 2 children enjoyed a Scooterbility Training Course in the school playground, delivered by a Road Safety Officer from HCC. The children learnt about controlling their scooters safely, basic pedestrian skills and sharing space with others. pic.twitter.com/Xis9mYCBw3

30/04/24

Year 4 have had such an exciting final day at The Hive, handling the animals was a huge hit!🪲🕷️🕸️🦎 pic.twitter.com/SonnJm2e0H

Sports Premium

The Department for Education is doubling the funding that primary schools receive to improve the quality of their PE and sport provision from £160 million to £320 million a year. The PE and Sport Premium is part of a series of programmes led by the department to improve healthy lifestyles among pupils and tackle childhood obesity.

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole - school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

How much PE and sport premium funding has Samuel Ryder Academy received for this financial year?

Please refer to the document here.

Schools are to determine their own spending, looking to improve the quality and breadth of PE / sport, looking to increase participation, encourage healthy lifestyles and improve the quality of provision.

The outline of our aims is detailed below:

  1. Ensuring high quality teaching for all, through the use of our specialist PE teachers
  2. Increase the number and variety of sports clubs available to students. Students enrolled in the Primary phase are entitled to free, before- school activity clubs each day, 2 specialist PE lessons and specialist swimming lessons.

How has the funding been used to enhance the quality of PE and sport at Samuel Ryder academy?

Samuel Ryder Academy offers a unique opportunity for students in our Primary phase to receive high quality teaching from specialist PE teachers, from the PE department. Every child receives 2 PE lessons per week and one swimming lesson, delivered by our PE staff. This is a unique opportunity that is enabled through the use of the sports premium funding. In addition to these curriculum lessons, the Primary students have access to a wide range of extra-curricular clubs each morning which are again provided by our specialist PE staff. These clubs include; football, tag rugby, netball, gymnastics, dance, swimming, cricket, athletics and rounders. The aim is to use this funding to provide opportunities and develop talent to create a sporting legacy at the school.

During their PE lessons our students are able to participate in a range of activities including: football, tag rugby, gymnastics, dance, games, athletics, swimming, jungle gym fitness. Due to the unique set up of the school these lessons take place in our state of the art facilities that include a purpose build sports hall, swimming pool and gymnasium containing specialist gym equipment.

The primary students at Samuel Ryder Academy also have benefitted from the government's funding, through entry to various competitions including; football matches with local primary schools, regular swimming galas and a district mini triathlon hosted at Samuel Ryder Academy. Students have also benefitted from our Sports Leaders programme, where students from our secondary have organised and delivered various house competitions throughout the year, including athletics and football.

What has the impact been so far on participation and attainment?

Student participation in extra-curricular clubs has remained high this year, with at least 80% of KS1 and KS2 students attending extra-curricular clubs. Student progress and attainment has also increased, as a result of the provision put in place due to the additional funding available. By the end of Year 3, at least 90% of students in our primary were able to swim competently without the use of flotation aids. Some students have already exceeded KS2 expectations in activities such as swimming, athletics, gymnastics and dance due to the specialist teaching they have received from PE staff. We also have established our primary sports teams, in football, netball, rounders and athletics, ensuring that they have had opportunities to compete against local schools, on a regular basis as well as district competitions.

Professional Development:

Some of the funding has also been used for the professional development of our teachers, to ensure that all staff have the best training in order to deliver high quality provision to our students. So far funding has been used to run:

  • Lifesaving training for our staff, through Royal Lifesaving Society.
  • Coaching for staff and TA’s in teaching swimming.
  • Ongoing CPD for TA’s and primary teachers, in delivering PE and sport in a variety of activities.

PE Staff:

Specialist PE teachers are used to deliver weekly PE lessons and daily clubs to all year groups, including additional swimming lessons each week, from Reception upwards. Our staff offer a wide range of expertise, across a variety of activities meaning all students receive the best quality provision during PE lessons and clubs.

We also have  a Primary PE co-ordinator in place to co-ordinate PE and sports provision across the primary phase. They work closely with the Academy’s Head of PE, to plan a full and varied curriculum and provide a range of extra-curricular activities, before and after school.

Resources:

We have also been able to support our teaching and clubs at Samuel Ryder Academy, through the purchasing of new equipment. This includes: specialist swimming equipment and resources, floats, swimming aids and rescue equipment. We have purchased new tag rugby equipment, footballs and netballs, a Year 3 football kit, 7-a-side goals and created a football pitch, exclusively for primary use.

The future:

As our Primary phase continues to grow over the next few years, we will be eligible for more funding, which we intend to use to continue to improve PE and sport provision at Samuel Ryder Academy. Our aim is to continue to offer our unique experience to the students at our school, giving them more opportunities to participate in competitions, extra-curricular clubs and specialist high quality coaching and teaching. We also intend to extend our Sports Leaders programme and establish a junior sports leaders programme, to develop our primary leaders of tomorrow so they can help run additional clubs within the primary phase.

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