What is Sports Premium Funding?
The government have provided additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and will be allocated to primary school headteachers.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools. Schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 plus £10 per pupil for years R to 6. Therefore the total budget is £19,500.
At St. Mary Redcliffe C of E Primary we are committed to providing children with opportunities to take part in excellent physical education in school with access to high quality equipment and expert coaching. We aim to offer a diverse range of after-school activities alongside opportunities for our children to compete against others locally and nationally.
Year 5 and 6 Basketball team
Our school basketball team have been participating in a central venue league at Hengrove Leisure Centre over the past few Wednesdays. They have played basketball games of 4 minutes each against many other local schools. During our first session we were lucky enough to watch Bristol University play Cardiff University. It was an adult game and the standard of play was extremely high. Megan said she had never seen such tall players. Most of the players were over 6ft tall, which comes in handy when you are shooting baskets.
Our school team made a massive improvement week on week and we scored some stunning baskets. Our forward play and passing and moving were good but we need to work a little on our defence. We wait to see if our results are good enough for us to qualify for the finals...
Well done team SMR!!