The children are involved in a number of sporting events during the year, including cross country training and competitions, football and athletics. A large selection of clubs are also organised, many of which are run by Ed Start. These include dodge ball and rugby.
We are always so proud of the dedication our children show to their sporting endeavours and even more proud of how they conduct themselves. They always work as a team and cheer each other. here are just a few of our sporting achievements:
Earlier this year, the football team were delighted to win the Whittles Schools League cup after winning 6 matches and drawing 1 match. Our mixed year 5 and 6 football team has also won the football league.
Children from year 4, 5 and 6 enter Springhill Athletics competition each year. We have had winners in the Long jump and children achieving highly in the sprinting competitions and long distance running. Most of all, the children always enjoy the experience and show great sportsmanship.
Sports Festival Week
Each year we hold a sports week, during which the children are able to participate in a range of sports which are aimed at developing children's interest in a range of sports and developing their understanding of fitness and wellbeing. This year, the children took part in blind football sessions, which were led by Azeem who plays for the England team. they also took part in Yoga, Botcha and circus skills.
Sport Premium Funding 2023-2024
At Littleborough Community Primary School we believe it is important for all children to be given the opportunity to participate in competitive sport, through both intra and inter sports competitions. The school aims to introduce children to a range of sporting activities and to encourage them to appreciate how such interests can “enrich” their lives.
We believe that Physical Education and sport play a vital role in the physical, social, emotional and intellectual development of children. Physical Education and sport are central in giving children the knowledge and understanding in order to make a positive impact on their own health and well-being. The physical education curriculum at Littleborough Primary School aims to provide children with the opportunity to take part in a wide range of sports and physical activities, carried out in a safe and supportive environment, where effort and hard-work, as well as success, is celebrated.
Developing Sportsmanship is also a key priority at Littleborough Community Primary School. We understand that it is also important to develop children’s resilience, teamwork and respect during Sporting events; these become transferable skills across all areas of the children’s lives.
The government has continued with its commitment to funding the primary school Sports Premium – an investment worth £750 million.
The Sports Premium is a key part of the government’s Olympic Games legacy work and is a ring-fenced funding for primary schools and therefore can only be spent on provision for PE and sport in schools. We are held accountable for how we have used the additional funding to support pupils progress and participation in PE and school sport. We are required to publish on-line information about how we have used the additional funding, to ensure that parents/carers are fully aware of the PE and sporting provision at Littleborough Primary School.
For the financial year 2023/2024 we have received an amount of £19,090
How we have spent the Sports Premium Funding so far:
- Supporting professional development opportunities in physical education, sport, activity and health: £9,952
- LCPS Sports Events: £284
- Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs (dance, gymnastics, dodgeball, rugby, etc): £1,436
- Investing in and replenishing equipment: £230
- Memberships to various sport associations: £825
Impact of Sport Premium at Littleborough Primary School 2022-2023
Last year we were able to offer more sports clubs to children across all classes and promote a love of sport across the whole school.
The sports premium funding enabled us to offer a wide range of sporting clubs at a greatly reduced rate e.g. dodgeball, cross country, multi sports, dance etc.
Teaching staff were able to observe coaches throughout the year in order to develop their understanding of how to teach specific sports effectively. We worked closely with these coaches to ensure we offered a broad and balanced PE curriculum across all key stages.
We are currently members of the Pennine School Sports Association and RBSGP. This fantastic opportunity opened up a huge range of sporting competitions for the children, for example: football, cross country, dance and athletics.
We were able to purchase the best suited equipment needed to help the children’s skills develop in new sports e.g. howler throw in preparation for the Athletics competition.
Last year we ran a week long Sports Festival event to promote Sport and Fitness at LCPS. We are planning on running this again this year.