Emsworth Primary School

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Physical Education and sports premium funding

At Emsworth Primary School we offer a wide range of physical activities through our curriculum and clubs outside school hours. We provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness.

Early Years (EY)

Through the physical development elements of the curriculum we provide our EY pupils with time and space to enjoy energetic play daily. We provide large portable equipment that children can move about safely and cooperatively to create their own structures. The children practise movement skills through games with a range of equipment and we plan activities where children can practise moving in different ways and at different speeds, balancing, target throwing, rolling, kicking and catching. Physical development in the Early Years curriculum includes activities to develop fine and gross motor skills. The children participate in 'Activate' and activities such as 'Funky Fingers', hand gym and play dough on a daily basis.

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Key Stage 1

Pupils master basic movements which include running, jumping, throwing and catching as well as developing balance, agility and coordination. They participate in team games developing simple tactics for attacking and defending. Pupils perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Key Stage 2

Pupils develop their skills in running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination. They learn how to play competitive games and apply defending and attacking principles. Pupils develop flexibility, strength and technique, control and balance through athletics and gymnastics.

 Sports Day 2016

Pupils perform dances using a range of movement patterns and take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.

 Skiing at Calshott 2016

Pupils develop the ability to reflect and compare their performances with previous and demonstrate improvement and adaptation.

In Year 6 our pupils have swimming instruction and are taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25m. They learn a range of strokes and the ability to perform self rescue in different water based situations.

The PE and sport premium is designed to help primary schools improve the quality of the PE and sport activities they offer their pupils.  The attached template details our use of our sports premium grant and how we evidence the impact of our spending decisions.

We place a large emphasis on adding to the provision of our outdoor physical activity. Pupils are able to come to school on their PE days wearing their PE kit and uniform regulations have been relaxed so that they are able to wear trainers to school daily. This allows classes to seize moments of good weather and go outside as well as participating in the active mile initiative. By completing daily active mile activities we aim to develop the habit of daily physical exercise.

We appoint Year 6 sports leaders who are ambassadors for physical activity across the school. Our sports leaders encourage other pupils to take part in sports, are sporting role models and provide pupil voice to teaching staff.

 The funding was used in the following ways prior to COVID preventative measures:

  • to fund the professional development and training of Year 5 staff and the swimming instructor to support high quality swimming and water safety lessons for Year 5 pupils.
  • to develop the skills of staff in terms of teaching gymnastics which was identified as an area in which staff lacked confidence.
  • to improve the well-being of pupils over lunchtimes by employing staff to carry out sporting activities and games - currently 3 days a week.
  • to enter the Havant area sports leagues for football and netball
  • to pay for talented athletes to participate in external sports clubs which would not be available to them due to low income.
  • the introduction of a yoga club for pupils to encourage relaxation and exercise
  • to allow the local town football club to use the school grounds in the evenings and at weekends at no cost to them.  

 After school clubs

Clubs currently on offer include karate, yoga, football, netball, tag rugby, percussion, multi skills, dance and drama. These clubs are either free or fees can be subsidised if families have difficulty financing them. Our Years 5 and 6 football team plays in the Havant league and we enter local competitions with Havant Cricket Club. In celebration assemblies children bring in certificates and trophies from their sports participation outside school and we enjoying hearing about their achievements.

Sports Day

In the summer term we hold a sports day where children have the opportunity to participate in a range of events. We strive to achieve a balance between competitive and inclusive events. Children participate individually and in teams and a trophy is awarded to the Year 6 captains of the winning team.

Swimming Attainment

The following table details pupils who were in the Year 6 cohort for 2020/21:

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

Please complete all of the below:

What percentage of the current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?

N.B. Even though your children may swim in another year please report on their attainment on leaving primary school.


What percentage of the Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?


What percentage of the Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?