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Whitehall Junior School

Happiness at the heart of learning

School Sport and Funding

Sports Premium Annual Reports
Annual Sports Successes
2018-19 Swimming Statistics 

Meeting national curriculum requirements for swimming and water safety

 

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres?

N.B. Even though your children may swim in another year please report on their attainment on leaving

primary school.

73%

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke]?

62%

What percentage of your current Year 6 cohort perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations?

89%

School Sports Funding 2019- 2020

At Whitehall Junior School, we view leading healthy and active lifestyles as a priority for our children and their families. The sports funding we receive each year enables us to successfully provide a diverse range of opportunities for our children to be healthy and active. Each year, we review our spending and evaluate the effectiveness of our sports provision. This analysis is then used to widen and enhance the opportunities we provide to ensure our children continue to live healthily and actively as well as learning new strategies to be healthy. The school will spend the funding on: promoting healthy, active lifestyles; increasing numbers of children who participate in out of hours sports clubs; using external providers to deliver adventure activities; use of coaches to team teach PE lessons with school staff; and providing children with leadership opportunities within sport. The money will be allocated accordingly in order to support the school to make sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of all our children.  

 

Whitehall will receive approximately £20,050.00 in sports funding and the planned spend is as follows:

Use of money

Total spend

Athletes in Schools

£1,000.00 Approximately 

A-Life Education Coach

£400.00 Approximately 

ClubSport 

£4,000.00  Approximately 

Highline Climbing Wall

£2,500.00 Approximately 

Healthy Snacks and Sports day Refreshments

£150.00 Approximately 

Cricket

£500.00 Approximately 

Swimming Lessons

£6,000.00 Approximate

Greater breadth of Sporting Opportunities/ Equipment 

£5,000.00 Approximately 

Total

£19,550.00 Approximately 

PE Lessons

At Whitehall Junior school, we view Physical Education an extremely part of the national curriculum. All children are timetabled with two hours of PE every week. These sessions include both indoor and outdoor PE lessons. Throughout the academic year, children complete three dance and three gymnastics units through indoor sessions. Outdoor PE lessons provide children with the opportunity to take part in a range of invasive team games and and individual sports. Our PE lessons teach the children the skills needed be successful in a range of sports. Every PE unit provides the children with the opportunity to practise the skills learnt in competitive scenarios. Our inclusive PE curriculum allows all children to develop communication, teamwork and leadership skills in a healthy competitive environment.         

 

Sports Coaches

Sports coaches are a vital part of Physical Education and sport at Whitehall Junior School. They are deployed in a range of capacities to ensure children receive high quality teaching in both PE lessons and extra-curricular sports clubs. The sports clubs at Whitehall Junior School are delivered by fully qualified coaches. On a weekly basis, the coaches provide regular training sessions for a wide range of sports and physical activities. We have had great feedback from the children who are currently attending these clubs and it has been great to seem them benefit from these wider opportunities. Our sports coaches are also utilised during lunchtimes. Every child has the opportunity to be physically active by taking part in games led by our coaches at lunchtime. Following on from the successes last year, ClubSport coaches have continued to work alongside our teachers to develop their PE teaching skills. The courses involve a range of team-teaching and observation sessions to ensure our teachers continue to deliver high quality PE lessons.  

 

Squad Training

As well as the clubs ran by external sports coaches, a number of Whitehall staff also give up their free time to deliver squad training sessions. From these squad training sessions, children have the opportunity to represent Whitehall a range of inter-school competitions. These competitions consist of leagues where matches take place on a weekly basis and knock-out tournaments. During the Autumn term, the following squad training sessions will take place; football, netball, cross county, sports hall athletics and gymnastics. 

 

Swimming 

At Whitehall, we see swimming not only as a great way to stay healthy and active, but as a fundamental life skill. To help prepare children for life outside the classroom, we have continued to provide Year 4 and 5 children with regular swimming lessons throughout the year. By introducing swimming lessons at an earlier age, compared to previous years, we hope to see an increase in the amount of children who can swim 25m by the time they leave in Year 6.

 

District Cross Country Competition

Congratulations to our cross country athletes, all of whom completed the tough course of 2000m at Vyners' playing fields on Thursday 3rd October. Great sporting values were shown by all and an excellent group of parent supporters helped all to reach the finish line! A special mention goes to Christie who came in an amazing third place and is through to the Borough finals on Monday.

 

Borough Cross Country Final

Congratulations to Christie who represented our school in the cross country finals on Monday 7th October. Despite the rain, she gave an outstanding performance over the 2000m course at Belmore Primary Academy, finishing in an amazing sixth place out of 75 runners. The majority of athletes appeared to be much older than Christie so she shows great promise for a sporting future!

 

Netball Training and League

Miss Costa and Miss Tucker are delighted with the number of pupils who have been committed to attend our weekly netball training sessions on a Wednesday evening after school. Already this year we have seen an improvement in your basic skills as well as your knowledge of the game. It is wonderful to see the improvements you are all making as well the enthusiasm you are all showing for this sport. Each week we set you new challenges and it is wonderful to see the determination you all show to improve even further.

 

This season's netball league match results:

 

Thursday 10th October 2019: away match vs St Catherine’s

This was the first match of the season for our new team and we were very pleased with how well you all played against a very good St. Catherine’s team. Throughout the match the teamwork was exceptional and you all improved your game as each quarter progressed.

Whitehall = 0

St Catherine’s = 9

 

Football Training and League

Whitehall played Hillingdon on Wednesday 6th November in our fourth game of the league. The team were victorious and came away with a 4-0 win. This continues to add to our wealthy goal difference within the table where Whitehall remain at the top of the league with a game in hand!

 

Results so far:

 

Whitehall 3-0 Hermitage
Whitehall 0-0 Oak Farm 
Whitehall vs St Bernadettes - to be rescheduled for January

Whitehall 6-1 Rabbsfarm

Whitehall 4-0 Hillingdon

Whitehall vs Cherry Lane - to be rescheduled for January

 

Packham Cup Memorial Tournament

On Saturday 9th November 2019, we took a football team of Year 6 boys to take part in the Packham Cup Memorial Tournament which was held at Oakwood Secondary School. This is a District tournament that has been running since 1963! The team played very well throughout the group matches, fortunately making it through to the knock-out stages without losing a game.   Their quarter final match was against St Helens and our team won the match 2-0.  Their semi-final match was against Hillingdon who we beat 2-0 and we went on to beat St Bernadette’s in the final 5-0. Due to our team’s phenomenal performance, we won the trophy which we have not won since 2005. As well as coming away with the trophy and gold medals, we have received an invitation to the Borough Football Competition which will consist of only the best teams from the Borough! All 8 boys who played on Saturday did very well and we are very proud of all of their performances and great sportsmanship in their matches!

 

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