GB Athlete visits Bromstone to Inspire our Children!
In keeping with our vision, Dream, Believe, Achieve, Bromstone were lucky enough to host a visit from the Great British Footballer Fil Kamps. Fil joined us from Inspired Through Sport. He inspired the children with his amazing story which culminated in him representing England and Great Britain 13 times, and then had a physical session with all of the children. The children had a fabulous day and have managed to raise a huge amount of money for both GB athletes and for PE resources in school. Thank you to Inspired Through Sport for arranging our visit, thank you to Fil for such an inspiring and entertaining day and well done to our children and parents for their overwhelmingly generous donations. Lots of sports equipment coming out way!!
PE is an integral part of Bromstone School. The Executive Head Teacher and the Leadership Team understand and value PE, Sport and the need for daily physical activity. Bromstone Primary School are in a very fortunate position with regards to PE and the delivery of the curriculum. There is a qualified specialist PE teacher and a Sports Coach that deliver PE across the school ensuring that the curriculum is well balanced and successfully delivered. The PE teacher oversees the curriculum and the planning of lessons, delivers staff development and is able to give support and guidance to other staff. PE and sport are celebrated throughout the school on a regular basis, through the weekly celebratory assembly and through the notice board in the hall.
The PE curriculum is broad and balanced. It is fun and is delivered safely. There are opportunities given for children to coach, lead and officiate in lessons. Children are time-tabled for 2 hours of PE every week. Children in our nurture unit go horse-riding every week and those that are not able to access swimming lessons as a whole group are taken individually.
Within lessons taught by the specialist PE teacher and the Sports Coach, behaviour is excellent, pupils are engaged and have a good level of understanding and skill. The children are knowledgeable, motivated, focused and independent learners in PE lessons.
Bromstone offers rich, varied and inclusive sport through the curriculum with children learning a variety of sports via the curriculum. Sports include, hockey, basketball, tag rugby, netball, dodgeball, bench ball, rounders, cricket, handball, OAA, swimming, dance, gymnastics and athletics.
Our extra-curricular opportunities include basketball, tag rugby, netball, dodgeball, , rounders, cricket, handball, swimming, dance, gymnastics and athletics. This clubs are well attended and have competitive opportunities during the year via The Thanet Passport Scheme that we pay in to on a yearly basis. (Thanet Passport Report can be found on this website)
In September 2013 a new house system was introduced and this has led to inter house sports competition for Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Sport and PE have a positive ethos within the school and uphold and instil all of the school values; Courtesy, honesty, excellence, co-operation, kindness, enjoyment and respect. As well as house competitions there is an annual sports day which facilitates an inclusive and exclusive approach for all children. All children are able to achieve and be rewarded whatever their ability.
Thanks to the Sports Premium funding (please see separate documentation on the website) we are also able to offer sports opportunities for children at lunchtimes on a daily basis. We understand and recognise the need for the children to be physically active every day and for children to make healthy choices. The Sports Premium funding is also used to fund a number of PE intervention groups which focus on being more physically active and making healthy choices, promoting well-being and involvement, improving self-esteem and confidence, and also providing a gifted and talented PE group for the more able learners in PE. The children are being encouraged to be active for 60 minutes every day, and a member of the school council, in every class, is responsible for the record chart of daily activity. The children are rewarded with stickers and certificates.