PE & Sport
At Moss Side School, we believe that good quality PE and sport is crucial for all children’s development. As well as promoting competitive sport, we hope to instil a life long love of sport and an awareness of the importance of living a healthy lifestyle.
*Please note that ‘interim recognition awards’ have been received from School Games during the COVID disruptions of the previous two academic years. We hope to be awarded a ‘full’ School Games mark again this year.
As part of the government’s drive for improved health, each primary school has been given PE and sport premium funding.
This section of the website shows how this money is being used and how its impact has been evaluated. Our spending is carefully targeted in order to ensure that the funding has the most sustainable outcomes possible for our children.
Swimming forms an important part of our PE curriculum and is, of course, a crucial life skill. As a school, we use Leyland Leisure Centre to facilitate our lessons and our staff work alongside the swimming instructor to ensure that our pupils perform as well as they can. Our pupils attend swimming lessons from Easter in Year 4, through to Easter in Year 5 but we are required to publish data for our Year 6 pupils as they leave (which is why the report is a year out of date). *This pattern has been disrupted by COVID but we are still working hard to ensure as many of our pupils as possible can achieve the expected standard.
Swimming Report 2019-20
(Year 6 Leavers July 2021)
We are proud of the efforts of our previous cohort, who made great progress in their swimming abilities during Year 5:
Able to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres = 83%
Able to use a range of strokes effectively [for example, front crawl, backstroke and breaststroke] = 80%
Able to perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations = 100%
NB. This group did not complete their swimming course due to lockdown March 2020 and were also unable to take part in any catch up intervention.