From September 2013 the Government has given every primary school in England funding to be used to develop the teaching and learning in physical education and sport within schools. Within the Diocese of Salisbury Academy Trust we aim to provide high quality sport. At St Bartholomew’s we have used the money over a number of years we have provided the following:
Access to high quality coaching in a range of sports.
Professional development for staff to enable them to teach PE more effectively.
Specialists teachers and coaches to broaden the pupils’ experience of other sports.
Additional PE resources to support the delivery of high quality PE.
Congratulations to Noah who has been selected from over 150 children in the area to represent Swindon Primary School Football Team. We look forward to hearing about his forthcoming matches!
Our team of 7 children from Key Stage 1 went to play other schools in a mini football tournament at RWBA. Everyone played very well and had excellent team spirit, well done!
Sainsbury's Bronze Sports Award
This year at St Bartholomew's we have encouraged a lot of children to take part in sports as an after school club and with the special sports events against other schools in the area. Some have been fun activities to allow the children to experience a new sport, others have been of a competitive nature where we have been ranked against others schools. Along with the PE within our curriculum and our playground helpers we have shown how we value sports in the school. Sainsbury's run a yearly award to recognise this achievement and we have been awarded a Bronze status!
Children from Years 2-6 visited The Wiltshire Hotel and Golf Club to experience playing golf. We played games, used different clubs and used the driving range.
Year 5/6 Tag Rugby
Our Year 5 and 6's took part in the Cluster Tag Rugby Tournament at Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Club. Well done to all of you for your excellent team work.
Harry Owen Visit
The whole school was very excited to welcome Olympic Gymnast Harry Owen to our school. He worked with each class on a physical activity before talking to the whole school in a special assembly. We were interested to find out when he had started gymnastics and how he had become the Olympic athlete he is now. We also learnt about how exercise and different foods are important to keeping us all healthy. The most exciting part was when he showed us his forward and backwards rolls, and then jumped over Mr Cook!!