There are many reasons children should have access to sports facilities within the school environment and this is no secret. It’s not just the benefit of physical activity but about building on children’s confidence and developing their fundamental movement skills.
The great thing about sports for children is not only are they working on development, they don’t even realise it, as they see Sports as an element of fun. Children don’t have to be sitting behind a desk to improve on key life skills, and this is why sports is hugely important to children. Regular high quality PE & Sports and Physical activity improves the mental and physical well-being of young people, so we should aim to ensure all children have the opportunity to take part. We have broken down the key reasons children should participate in sports activities:
- 1. Improves Physical Health
- 2. Improves Mental Well-being
- 3. Develops Social Skills
- 4. Build’s Self-esteem and Confidence
- 5. Stimulate Friendly Competition
- 6. Teaches Life Skills
- 7. Make New Friends
- 8. Succeeding with Education
It’s not all about sports! Encouraging physical play allows children to become more active without them knowing it!
GETTING CHILDREN TO ENJOY SPORTING ACTIVITY AT A YOUNG AGE HELPS CONTRIBUTE TO LIFETIME PARTICIPATION
Classic pieces of playground sports equipment go down a treat during both pe lessons and break times
PLAYING SPORTS WITH PEERS HELPS TO BUILD CONFIDENCE, RELATIONSHIPS AND SOCIAL SKILLS
PE & SPORT PREMIUM
What is the PE and Sports Premium?
The PE and Sports Premium was first announced in March 2013. The Government announced that it was going to provide additional funding (£150 million) to improve the provision of Physical Education (PE) and Sport in Primary Schools. The funding is allocated to Primary School Head Teachers and has been ring-fenced so therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and Sports within Schools but HT’s have the freedom on how they wish to do this.
How Creative Play can Help you…
Here at Creative Play we understand that it can be difficult to know exactly which piece equipment will benefit your needs. That is why we have a team of knowledgeable advisors waiting to assist you with any outdoor developments you may have.
We have spoken a lot about the importance of the provision of sports with the school environment above and we have a wide range of equipment to meet the required needs. PE and Sports Premium funding is received by the majority of schools with primary-age pupils. Funding amounts differ depending on the number pupils in years 1 to 6- however in cases where schools do not follow year groups, such as some special schools, pupils aged from 5 to 10 attract the funding.
Schools must use their funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
THIS MEANS YOU SHOULD USE YOUR PREMIUM TO:
- 1. Develop or add to the PE and sport activities that your school already offers.
- 2. Make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in the future
Taken from the National Curriculum for Physical Education, we have summarised all skills and processes that need to be mastered by the end of Key Stage 2 into 12 key activities. When our specialist in-house design team created the four sports and fitness package below, we wanted to be certain that all 12 key activities were included.
With this in mind, we have put together a selection of packages that include the 12 activities above and that fit within the budgets allocated through the PE and Sports Premium.