St. Winifred’s Catholic Infant and Juniors PE and Sports Grant 2016 – 2017

The purpose of this grant is to improve the provision of PE and sport so that all pupils develop positive active attitudes and healthy lifestyles. The grant is £8,300 for each school. When the schools were separate in prior to April 2016, each school received a separate allocation. Our new Primary School will only received one allocation of £12,000

How are we spending the money?

St. Winifred’s has used this grant to fund coaches during lunch playtimes at each site. These coaches support our Midday Supervisors in

organising games to ensure that the children are actively engaged in sport throughout playtime. The short fall in funding this provision is made up from the school budget. We believe this is the best possible use of this funding for our school community as it ensures every child has the opportunity to take part in sports activities every day.

What does PE Delivery at St. Winifred’s look like?

The Curriculum

The Curriculum at St. Winifred’s is broad, challenging and fun! New sports have been introduced such as Volleyball, Tri-ball, and diamond football. Traditional sports are also covered, Autumn term offered Football, Quicksticks Hockey and Running.   This Spring term, the emphasis is on Gymnastics and Basketball.  Looking forward to Summer term; Athletics and Cricket.

At the Infant site, children are also introduced to a wide to a wide range of sporting activities and encouraged to develop excellent skills in this area.


Every child  from year 2 to year 6, receives Swimming lessons from qualified staff at Glass Mills centre, every week for half a term a year. Children are also encouraged to take advantage of free swimming lessons in local pools.

Facilities & Equipment

We have recently purchased new Basketball hoops and nets for our goal posts. We have a very well equipped PE resource area and this is regularly stocked as equipment wears out. Playtime and lunchtime equipment is also available for all children to ensure all are active and engaged.

Sporting visitors

In the Autumn term Get Cycling visited the Newstead Road Site with a range of amazing bicycles for all the children to try. All the Reception and Year 1 children walked up to take part in their sessions.  This was combined with a healthy eating workshop and a smoothie bike. Many of our children took part in the fitness challenge following these sessions and received awards.

In the spring term, Bikeability spent 2 1/2 days teaching our year 3 children to cycle. They will return in the summer term  for the all-important road safety & competent cycle riding workshops for our year 6  children.

In the summer term all our year 2 children will be taking part in a scooter training day.

We have recently had a ‘Skip to be fit’ day at the Newstead Road site. All the children took part in a session and many have continued to build on the skills they learnt.

Lunchtime Provision

From the start of the Autumn term 2013, we have employed sports leaders to run PE and sporting activities with the children EVERY lunchtime, giving every child a chance to practice skills and compete with each other regularly in a safe and controlled zone of the playground.

Competition in PE and Sport

Children get the chance to compete against their peers at school and children from other schools. So far this year we have competed against  other schools, in Swimming, Athletics and Football.

Fun Events

Staying active and healthy is easy when you’re enjoying yourself!

Sports Relief, was great fun for all the children and we raised £1500 for charity.  Sports Day, and ‘Wake and Shake’ are all coming up, and as always, each is guaranteed to be a joy for the children and parents.

Outward bound and adventure

Every Child attends outward bound field trips during Summer term Year 5, to experience orienteering and puzzle solving. Our Year 6 trip is a gruelling 5 day adventure to the Isle of Wight, giving the children experience in climbing, abseiling, archery, sailing, rowing, kayaking, orienteering, problems solving and map reading. Phew!

Our year 2 and 4 children have also taken part in three day residential visits to activity centres.

Extra-Curricular provision

We are very proud of our out-of-hours activities. Whereas these activities are mostly charged for; subsidies can always be arranged. The price of each clubs is very good value, offering varied and enriching experiences, together with a social and fun element.

We have sports clubs run both by professional coaches, or dedicated highly skilled parents. The clubs have included Football, Gymnastics, Athletics, Dance, Cheerleading, Diamond Football,  Multi-sports, Cricket, Basketball and Netball .