PE and Sport at Brook House

Our PE Curriculum

Pupils have two hours of PE timetabled per week through which we develop the six areas of activity as set out in the National Curriculum - Dance; Games; Gymnastics; Athletics; Outdoor and Adventurous activities; Swimming.

Sports taught include football, tag rugby, basketball, badminton, kwik cricket, short tennis, rounders, gymnastics and athletics.

Sport Premium - Primary School Sports Funding

Sport Premium is funding aimed at improving the provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. Our Sport Premium Report is available to download.

Each primary school in the country will receive £8,000 plus £5 per pupil.

With our Sport Premium so far we have:

  • Paid for a teacher to teach specialist P.E and sports club during the 2013-14 school year.
  • Paid for a specialised sports coach to lead sports club and mentor staff to develop their skills and expertise in P.E with a particular focus on Racquet skills.
  • Ran a gymnastics INSET to develop teachers skills in teaching this area of P.E (as identified in our P.E. Audit).
  • Developed many clubs which link into Sports Competition organised by POINTS learning networks and the Sheffield Federation for School Sports.
  • Developed a sports leadership programme to enrich breaktime experiences for our pupils and leadership skills of our Y6 pupils.
  • Developed a lunchtime club that targets pupils currently less engaged in P.E to build their confidence and skills.
  • Linked with sports clubs including Mosborough Rugby Club to enhance P.E. sessions, develop teacher skills and develop links with local sports clubs in the area.
  • Being part of the TESCO football skills programme

Plans for the future include:

  • Purchasing hardware and software to record children's performances across the PE curriculum for peer, teacher, and self assessment, to celebrate children's achievements, and to plan and further develop the curriculum.
  • Engage in the Yorkshire Cricket Board's Chance to Shine Cricket Programme.
  • Enter teams in festivals in the Spring and Summer Terms.
  • Further develop our sports leadership programme with further training and resources.
  • POINTS - School Sports Partnership.

POINTS Learning Network

Brook House is part of the POINTS School Sport Partnership which is an organisation that is made up of families of schools based around several secondary schools across the city. They support and develop PE and sports within our school giving pupils and staff many opportunities to ensure the high delivery of PE lessons, and increased opportunities to take part in school sport and out of hours learning.

Our partnership with POINTS is assisted by Ian Spooner (Development Manager) and Helen Stevens (Network Coordinator). Organising our competitions locally (and doing a superb a job of it) are Dave Milmns and Andy Staley.

Further information on the POINTS network can be found on their website: http://www.pointslearningnetwork.com/

Sports Festivals and Events

Through our involvement with POINTS, the children at Brook House are given opportunities each year to take part in different sporting festivals and events working amongst and against children from other schools. See below some of the many activities we have participated in over the past few years:

  • Cross Country League
  • Sportshall Athletics
  • Futsal
  • Football League and Cup
  • Kwik Cricket
  • Gymanstics
  • Swimming
  • Mini Red Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Basketball

Sports Clubs at Brook House

Here at Brook House we have provided lots of fun sporting opportunities for our pupils. We try to offer a morning club for boys and girls from lower and upper key stages on a half-termly basis. This is run with our Sports Coach Richard Mills. Richard also delivers a lunchtime club focusing on increasing participation in P.E of children who lack confidence within this subject. Richard also teaches an after-school club on a Monday with a specific focus each term. These are:

Autumn Term: Cross Country

Spring Term: Racquet Sports

Summer Term: Cricket/Tennis

Swimming at Brook House

As part of our Year 4 curriculum, all children are given the opportunity to learn to swim. We take the children to Westfield Swimming Pool where they receive 12 one hour swimming sessions. We aim for all pupils leaving our school to be able to swim at least 25m.

Playground Leaders Project

Last year, we took part in the Playground Leaders Project which introduces and develops leadership skills in Y5/6 pupils by training them to be able to organise and assist activities and games for other children in the playground.

One of the aims of this project is to increase the amount of physical activities undertaken during playtime and to make the playground a happy, fun environment for all children. This project also raises the self-esteem and self-confidence of its leaders.

Our sports leaders are given the job of promoting school sports as well as delivering fun, sports activities during lunchtime. Through this role, they are given an opportunity to develop a sense of responsibility, enhance confidence and self-esteem, improve people management skills and, on top of this, develop some peer mentoring skills.

Our fantastic Sports Leaders

Competitions 2014-15

  • Sportshall Athletics - Local Area Winners, POINTS Finals: 4th Place
  • Y6 Futsal - Semi Finalists
  • Y6 Football - Rother Valley Area League - Winners
  • Cross-Country - Sheffield Primary Schools League (many successful individual performances)
  • Gymnastics - POINTS Competition - 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th & School Games Key Steps Competition - 13th
  • POINTS Swimming Competition: 3rd

Marathon Club

What is Marathon Club?

Marathon Club is an opportunity for all our children to have fun and get fit at lunchtimes. Every Thursday lunch, children have 20 minutes to run as many laps of our school playground running course as they can. Each lap, they have their personal marathon card signed off by our fantastic pupil volunteers. Their personal aim is to accumulate enough laps to complete; a 10k race, then a half marathon, and finally a full marathon (26.3 miles).

Throughout the first 6 weeks, over 180 children have tried marathon club, with the average weekly attendance being around 140. Already, our children have accumulated over 3700 laps, equating to over 500 miles. This puts the children in France. We now have a quest as a school to 'run to' Australia!

Children can keep track of their personal progress on here the website:

Marathon Club - Personal Progress - Y3

Marathon Club - Personal Progress - Y4

Marathon Club - Personal Progress - Y5

Marathon Club - Personal Progress - Y6

The club is overseen by Mr Spacey, but is run by the children, with pupil volunteers signing off the cards, inputting the scores and setting up the course. If your child spots a mistake in their data, they can speak to Mr Spacey and have it amended.

Enjoy the club boys and girls!

Our pupils in Action

Football Tournament

Mr Spacy took some of our pupils to a football tournament.

The girls won their competition and the boys B team finished as runners up!

Cricket

Well done to all our cricketers this term. We have had some fantastic experiences. Thanks to all the parents and children who joined us to see Yorkshire beat Nottinghamshire on our Headingly Stadium Visit.

We also had our Y4 team finish 3rd in the Drax competition. They played superbly and were extremely unfortunate not to qualify for the South Yorkshire Finals.

Also well done to our Y4/5/6 Raynor Trophy Team. In our league, we have Won 2 Lost 2. Our games against Stradbroke, Athlestan and Mosborough were all extremely close. A wonderful 'knock' of 26 from Adam Marsh including a stunning 6 fours saw us to victory in our recent game against Mosborough with 8 balls to spare.