Malmesbury Primary School was awarded the Sainsbury’s School Games Silver Award for its performance in the 2014-15 academic year, as recognition of their commitment to and development of competition, school sport and physical education.
All Tower Hamlets schools undergo a thorough process to establish their PE and sport priorities for the year. That process is outlined in the attached document.
Malmesbury Primary School agreed the following priorities with the Tower Hamlets Youth Sport Foundation for the 2015/16 academic year:
|Provide staff with training and development opportunities to develop subject knowledge||Book staff on THYSF CPD courses|
|Develop dance throughout the school||Engage with dance support to work alongside staff|
|Increase sport leaders||Develop sport leaders by providing them with opportunities to run lunchtime competitions|
The previous year’s priorities were:
|To develop practice and delivery of dance and schemes of work across all key stages||To develop a scheme of work with Sophie that can be used in lessons across the school from EYFS to KS2||An entire day was spent with Sophie Loi Shaw from THYSF. The training took place during half term and was structured to meet the needs of the school. Children from Year 1 upwards understand and can provide examples of the fundamental aspects of dance and experience the joy of moving and having fun and learning what their bodies are capable of. Dance features strongly on the PE timetable and is no longer avoided.|
|To develop practice and delivery of gymnastics and schemes of work and schemes of work across all key stages||Attend gymnastics CPD at Marian Richardson School- November 2014||Abdul and Lisa attended the CPD at MR with Zac Brown. The day comprised of theory, lesson observations and practical sessions. The training developed and improved our confidence on all aspects of gymnastics. Increased apparatus work due to new equipment being purchased and the increase in staff confidence in using apparatus. Increased awareness of health and safety and ensuring that all areas are kept clear. The course gave us Understanding to use of modelling and demonstration.|
Further to this, the school has also seen the following successes, all supported by the investment of Government Primary PE and Sport Premium funding:
This year we have taken part in the Year 5 THYSF Sporting Diamonds programme which provides a sport-specific assessment with a competitive element to support the new Primary PE curriculum around competitive sport and to provide pathways to district teams and community clubs. As a result of attending these assessments, 34 of our year 5 children were identified as being gifted and talented in various sports, including judo, basketball and rugby. Opportunities have therefore been made for them to attend district and after-school sports clubs.
This academic year, the entire school is taking part in Engage to Compete fitness tests and challenges organised by Fit For Sport on behalf of Sport England. Fit For Sport staff are working closely with playground supervisors and lunchtime leaders to maximise their available time and to enhance physical activity and games in the playground.
Malmesbury has participated in and enjoyed success at many cluster and Borough competitions. Listed below are some of their successes:
Borough Netball Champions 2012-2014. Malmesbury has gone on to represent Tower Hamlets at the London Youth Games in 2013, 2014 and will again in 2015
Borough Waterpolo Champions 2013
Borough Handball Champions 2012, 2013 and 2014
Borough Badminton Champions 2014
Year 5 Girls Football Borough Champions. Malmesbury represented Tower Hamlets at the London Youth Games in April 2014
2014 Tower Hamlets East Champions for Years 3 and 4 Boys and Girls, Borough Runners up.