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Introduction:

 

At Hallam we aim to provide children equal opportunity to participate in sporting activity regardless of social, economic, personal and academic influences that may be barriers for them to engage in sport. We wanted to ensure that all of our children (including pupil premium) have the opportunity participate in physical activity and encourage those children to engage who may have negative conceptions of sport and physical activity.

 

Aims:

 

- To increase participation in physical activity

- To develop children’s self-esteem and wellbeing

- To engage children on the importance of physical activity

- To provide a range of sporting opportunities

 

Actions:

Analysis of Pupil Survey: What is the PE provision like at Hallam?

 

 

We asked KS2 children to think carefully about what makes PE is at Hallam.  We also asked them to reflect on how it could be made better in lessons, playtimes and during extra-curricular clubs.   We focussed our questioning around 4 particular areas; activities that the children participate in lessons, at playtime and extra-curricular activities both in and out of school. 

 

Every child in KS2 completed a questionnaire and the results were analysed carefully to see how PE at Hallam could be improved as well as being able to identify those children who may have negative views on physical activity, not participating in physical activity or may lack opportunity to participate.

 

1. What do you enjoy about PE lessons at Hallam?

 

Exercise

Fun

Variety of sport

Being active

Keeping fit

working with friends

Ball sports

Becoming stronger

Competition

Working as a team

It keeps you healthy

It’s not boring

New P.E kit (house colours)

Hockey

Bench ball

Gymnastics

The teachers do fun activities

Learning new things

Fresh air

Developing new skills

It gets you moving

We get out of breath

Creative

football

Being out of the classroom

The equipment

Trying hard

It gives you energy

Swimming

Dancing

Keeps me motivated

I become fitter

Learning new tactics

It gets my heart pumping

Everyone can do it

Playing games

Basketball

Gymnastics

Warm ups are fun

Running

Doing sports both indoor and outdoor

It increases your flexibility

Invasion games

Learning new things

Using the different equipment

Agility

It is related to topic work

A break from ‘normal’ lessons

If you have a bad day ‘it’s a good opportunity to let it out’

Throwing and catching

It’s tricky and we learn new things.

 

 

 

 

2. Do you take part in any school sport (after school clubs, school teams)?

 

Cross-country

RuggerEds

Tennis

Badminton

Hockey

Athletics

Girls football

Table-tennis

 

 

 

 

 

3. Do you take part in any sport outside of school?

 

Swimming Lessons

Boxing

Dancing

Ice-skating

Street Dance

Rugby

Football

Running

Gymnastics

Hockey

Cricket

Cross-country

Diving

Martial arts

Tennis

Horse riding

Drama

Kick-boxing

Cycling

Ballet

Squash

Climbing

American Football

Pool

Snooker

Trampolining

Yoga

Netball

Lacrosse

Bouldering

Judo

Karate

Orienteering

Shooting

Taekwondo

Archery

Jujitsu

Cheerleading

Parkour

 

 

 

 

 

4. What sports would you like to have the opportunity to participate in at school?

 

Football

Orienteering

Running

Cross-country

Trampolining

Dodgeball

Dance

Cheerleading

Climbing

Penalty Shoot-out

Table Tennis

Hockey

Netball

Basketball

Cricket

Rounders

Yoga

Handball

Contact rugby

Non-contact rugby

Bench ball

Squash

Swimming (Y3)

Tennis

More PE

Judo

Snooker

Badminton

Dancing

Ballet

Cycling

Baseball

Sprinting

Hallam Football cup

Soccer

Monkey bars for climbing

Wrestling

Circuits in PE

Fencing

Gymnastics

Swimming

Street dance

Athletics

Squash

Netball

School football team

Fencing

Bench ball

Boxing

Dodgeball

Aerobics

Cycling

Ballet

Girls football

             

 

5. What sports equipment/activities would you like to see available at playtimes?

 

Gymnastic equipment

Squash courts

Tennis balls and rackets

Climbing frame

5 a side football

Obstacle course

Cricket

Hoops

Monkey bars

Skipping ropes

Adventure playground

Swings

Trampoline

Bikes

Slides

Bouncy balls

A peaceful area

Dancing

See-saws

Climbing wall

Tennis court

Hockey sticks

Running track

Netball

Girls football area

Trampolining

French skipping

Fold-up football goals

Zip wire

 

Tree house

Obstacle course

Squash rackets

Lacrosse equipment

Real football balls

Dance area

Games painted on the floor

Trim Trail

Football tournaments

Sand-pit

Hop-Scotch

Astro turf

A shelter

             

 

6. What would you change about PE at Hallam?

 

Longer lessons

It’s too easy if you are good at a sport

Being able to wear warmer clothes when it is cold

The equipment – it needs improving

Y3 go swimming

Boys and girls separate changing

Longer PE session

Not as much dancing

More ‘girly’ activities

More football

Skilful equipment

Trained specialist PE teacher

Interclass/year group competitions

More variety in lessons

Not missing PE slots for other things

Not doing it outside when it’s cold

More fun games

Sports coaches

More challenge

To actually have our 1 hour session

To do different sports each week

Choosing who to work with (in groups/teams)

Markings for sports on the playground

Better indoor PE

Using children’s ideas for the sports

An afternoon of PE rather than shorter sessions, so we can play full games.

More variety in each session

 

 

 

             

 

 

7. Additional comments about PE and sporting opportunities both in and out of school:

 

  • Children would like a wider range of activities
  • A trained PE teacher
  • More time for PE
  • The lessons to be more fun (less sitting around and listening)

 

 

Data Study

From these results we were able to feed forward the pupils views into our curriculum delivery of PE and improve the school provision. Moreover, we were specifically able to identify the children who were not participating in physical activity or those who lacked opportunity.  

 

The questionnaire highlighted that:

Year

Number of Children

Percentage of year group

Upper KS2 - y5/6

25

14%

Lower KS2 – y 3/4

30

16%

 

 

At Hallam we provided these children with a multi-sport lunch time club where they would participate in physical activity for 1 extra hour a week as well as the 2 hours of PE curriculum delivery. The club was aimed to give the children a range of different sport opportunities delivered by specialist sport coaches. Some of the sports included: hockey, tennis, badminton.

 

Results:

Once the children had attended the club for a term, we analysed the impact through the pupil’s voice. 75% of the children from the lunchtime club signed up for another sporting club offered at Hallam. All of the focused children are all still engaging in sporting activity and are selected for our ‘Change 4 life festivals’ that take part across the city. Furthermore, we are working closely with the S10 schools, Forge and Archers school sport partnerships to offer more opportunities to engage children in physical activity and increase participation. At Hallam we have held 3 festivals already and have many more organised across the academic year.

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