Outdoor physical provision is highly valued at Howe Dell - our new addition provides lots of opportunities to develop upper arm strength - a vital muscle group to exercise to create good writers
Year 6 Sports Leaders provide their time and talents to develop physical play activities and well-being on the playground.
A variety of small playtime equipment is available as well as the large 'Pudley' equipment.
A team of Year 4 boys and girls joined other Hatfield schools for the annual 5 a side football tournament. The team played in rotation and all got to play in at least 3 games. The staff were so proud to watch their great support of each other from on and off the pitch. The children also naturally included others by encouraging other schools to join them for 'a knock around' in warm up times between matches.
"We didn't end up in the final but we all had a good time." "My mum came and watched me and I loved that."
An Example of Sports Grant Expenditure and Impact for 2016 - 17
A key deprivation indicator is that 25% of our Y6 are logged as obese, whereas the National Child measure data shows Hertfordshire average is 14.8%. The uptake was a large majority in the survey, as was the case for Reception which logged 11.2% obese as opposed to 7.5% Hertfordshire average.
Intervention new to September 2016 is a secondary School PE teacher to introduce new Y6 Sports Programme as well as supporting secondary transfer readiness. We have also extended our Clubs to include Hockey and Table Tennis, with increased Football and netball Fixtures to a wider selection of year groups. This continues to be reviewed termly.
Interim update on Sports Grant Expenditure November 2016. This excludes staffing costs and refers to advice from Financial Adviser at this time.
Our best estimate at budget setting time for Sports Premium Grant was £10,000
The actual funding received for the period April to August 2016 was £4060. The funding due for the period Sept 2016 to March 2017 (which will be credited in November's accounts) is £5682. Total funding in 2016/17 £9742.
Overall a marginal shortfall of grant to the school of £258. This is currently being spent on new resources, additional clubs and extra PE within lessons and with other schools.
This has been a wonderful addition to our after school opportunities - Thank you Mr Mylrea
Quotes from the children -
"It's fun, there are lots of different people you can play against and I like playing against all at different levels."
"It's sport and fun and fitness at the same time."
"I like it because it's a new skill and I really like tennis and I play tennis already so it's good to do this. I don't like the other clubs because they don't interest me but I really like this one."
Following a programme of Basketball for Yr 6 from our Onslow St Audrey Secondary School Sports Partnership PE specialist - a team went to participate in an inter schools competition. Transport was via minibus. Thanks to Ms Woodworth and team for supporting and cheering on the team so well at this event.
Eleanor & Grace review the afternoon
At the basket ball competition everyone had a good time working as a team. We played Green Lanes, Oak View and Birchwood Ave and we came third. We all learnt different ways to shoot and learnt new techniques. Everybody got a chance to play in a match. At the end everyone had had fun and we came back feeling proud.