Houghton School, Main Street, Houghton on the Hill, LE7 9GD

0116 2412 465


Houghton on the Hill C of E Primary School

"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you." John 15:12

Sport & PE

independence - resilience - respect - teamwork - persistence -               creativity - confidence - fitness - fairness

Houghton on the Hill CE Primary School's aim is to increase the excellence and enjoyment of physical activities throughout our whole school community through:

  • High quality teaching and learning
  • Developing the emotional wellbeing of all pupils
  • Encouraging activity and a healthy lifestyle
  • Providing a wide range of physical activities and sporting experiences
  • Enhancing the resources available throughout the school day
  • Providing opportunities for challenge and competition
  • Developing young leaders for sports - Sports Captains and Sporting Ambassadors
Our Athletics Team!
Our Athletics Team!
Filbert Fox opens the Daily Mile Track!
Filbert Fox opens the Daily Mile Track!
Parents and Pupils running a Daily Mile
Parents and Pupils running a Daily Mile

For 2018/2019 our Sports Premium Funding was been targeted at the following:

Developing Young Sports Leaders

Resources £508, Prizes £100

    • Sports Ambassadors: Children attended training, helped to run internal sports competitions, promoted sporting events and helped maintain the availability of resources.

      Playground Leaders: Children attended training supported by a member of staff and then worked alongside an adult to deliver these activities using the playtime equipment.

    Increase the confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.

    I-Move resources online £500

      • All staff have used the I-Moves website for planning dance lessons and for demonstrations of the skills being taught. This has developed teacher confidence in presenting these lessons.

      To see the engagement of all pupils in regular physical exercise kick starting healthy lifestyles.

      Tugs and equipment £220

      • Each class has been given resources to use to promote active playtimes. These have been well used and looked after. There have been less playground incidences at break and lunch times as the children have been kept busy.

      Foundation Playground:

      Climbing equipment £2000

      This equipment means that Foundation have been developing their balance and upper body strength. This has increased the percentage of children being active by 20%.

      Artificial grass around adventure playground: £5655 carried forward to next academic year:

      When this is completed this will mean we have another all-weather surface for the children to be active on all year.

      Forest School


      All children are taken out for a series of Forest School lessons, whatever the weather. They are encouraged to enjoy what the outdoors has to offer in an active way, developing lifelong skills, including risk assessing a situation, using tools and managing a fire safely.

       Healthy cooking sessions £200

      Each child has had a session and the feedback from parents is that they have gone home keen to help to cook.

       Intervention clubs £500

       A before school club  targets children who have low levels of fitness or choose not to take part fully in P.E lessons/ active playtimes.

      Intervention clubs run by outside agencies

      Big Moves, Mini Gals, LADS, Sparx and all-inclusive clubs were also run to support these children. They were all supported by a member of staff, who also went with them to the celebration event. In Mini Gals, there was an 80% improvement in the girls doing sport and exercise for 60 minutes a day and a 90% increase in them doing a sport or exercise outside of school after 6 weeks of sessions.

      By targeting the same children generally in these activities there has been a marked improvement in children’s attitudes to taking part in sport and their stamina. 80% of these children are now confident to be active.

      For children in all classrooms to have active brain breaks during lessons

      All class are using Go Noodle, Val Sabin or Class Dojo to do these.

      ELSA £1600

      Children have been given time to access this and work with a trained member of staff to address positive mental health. This has given children time and space to reflect on the things that are happening to them. Work has been with small groups and targeted individuals and reduced the need for school nurse and EP intervention. 

      • To raise the profile of PE and sport continuing to promote active clubs before and after school. £500

       Children are given a taster of all new clubs offered during the school day. The school continues to give out flyers on clubs in the surrounding area. A free netball club is run once a week for Y4, 5 and 6 children.

      • To continue the increased participation in competitive sport by providing a broad experience of a range of sports.

      The clubs we provide are constantly changing as a result of the changing interests. We took 2 teams for the second time to the Y3/4 tag rugby as the children were so keen to take part. For the 1st time we are taking 2 teams to the KS1 multi skills event. For the 2nd time we took a group of children to an all-inclusive world cup football day and for the 1st time we took a team to a parallel athletics event.

      • To get more children confident in the water at an earlier age and for at least half of the children to achieve 25m at the end of Y2. £1613

      Extra 15 minutes swim time, swimming badges, swim tests and swimming qualification.

      This year with increased swimming time and extra adults in the pool supporting more that 50% of Y2 pupils can now swim 25m as well as targeting our less confident Y4 and Y5 swimmers.100% of our current Y5s have met the expected standard. In Y6 last year, 89% of the class could swim 25m using a range of strokes and perform a self-rescue compared to 94% this year.

      • To ensure smooth effective running of P.E and to ensure maximum benefits of Sports Premium funding and to raise the profile of P.E and sport across the school and as a tool for whole school improvement.

      OAW membership£2650  

      Co-ordinating time/training £1500

      Lesson study £225

      P.E lessons are now happening regularly twice a week for an hour each, as the teachers realise the importance of this activity in developing the whole child. Inter school competitions importance have been highlighted to all staff and now appear on the school yearly planner.  The profile of P.E has been supported by regular updates in newsletters, tweets and on our website.

      P.E lessons are now happening regularly twice a week for an hour each, as the teachers realise the importance of this activity in developing the whole child. Inter school competitions importance have been highlighted to all staff and now appear on the school yearly planner.  The profile of P.E has been supported by regular updates in newsletters and on our website.

      Cross Country Success!
      Cross Country Success!
      Swimming Confidence
      Swimming Confidence
      All Stars Cricket
      All Stars Cricket

      Our Plans for 2019/2020

      Sport’s Premium Funding/ Sugar Tax 2019/202

      • Forest School resources £100
      • Gardening club/ staffing £200
      • Staffing for lunch time club £500
      • Trugs and equipment for classes £220
      • ELSA Training and support time £1600
      • Games resources £510
      • Cooking resources £200
      • Intra School prizes £100
      • Competition supervision if needed £100
      • Staffing for a netball club £500
      • Supply £1500 half day network/ subject leader meetings/6 half days non-contact time
      • Lesson study £225
      • LSCC membership £2650
      • Swimming subsidiary £963
      • Swimming badges £300
      • Swim Test for teachers.£50
      • Swimming qualifications: £300
      • Imoves Primary complete package £500
      • Artificial grass for adventure playground £5,655
      • Equipment for Foundation £2000
      Sports Days
      Sports Days
      Dance Competitions
      Dance Competitions
      Healthy Eating Workshops
      Healthy Eating Workshops