Cross Country Festival 2019

Aston Cross Country - Oct 18
Tag Rugby Winners May 2018

Tri-Golf Festival June 2017

DANCE VIDEOS
Y3 Stig of the Dump Dance Spring 2018
Y2 Street Dance Spring 2018
Y6 Viking Dance 2017/2018

PE and Sport Premium

 

Allocation 2020/21 - £17860.00

 

Aston Fence continues to be a Centre of Excellence for PE and Sport.  The Sports Premium funding will continue to be used to enhance the sports opportunities that we already offer, as well as providing further opportunities for pupils to engage in meaningful physical activity outside of regular PE lessons.

 

We were fortunate enough to be able to offer further dance CPD in both the autumn and spring terms despite a national lockdown.  As well as the children of essential workers taking part in school, lessons were live-streamed to enable further participation at home - even a few parents joined in!

 

Due to keeping bubbles of pupils separate, playground leaders were unable to fulfil their usual roles this year.  However, each class was provided with a box of playtime equipment to encourage a range of activities to take place.  Alongside this, a fortnightly fitness challenge was set for the whole school, ranging from shuttle runs and skipping to bat and ball rallies.  Over 80 pupils were regularly entered into each prize draw to win a sporting prize.

 

Despite the challenges faced through the Covid-19 pandemic, we still felt it essential to offer opportunities for competitive sports and all except rounders and football inter-house competitions took place within the year 6 bubble.  This actually saw pupils, who would normally take a step back from these opportunities, take up the chance to represent their house team with pride and enjoyment. 

 

This year’s results are:

INTER-HOUSE HOCKEY - BLUE (ATLANTIS)

INTER-HOUSE NETBALL - BLUE (ATLANTIS)

INTER-HOUSE TAG RUGBY - RED (ENDEAVOUR)

INTER-HOUSE CRICKET - BLUE (ATLANTIS)

 

Although disappointed to not be able to invite parents, we were delighted to be able to hold a whole-school sports day with Covid-secure procedures in place.  For many pupils, this was the only time this year that they were able to see all pupils together and it was a fabulous occasion.  Well done to all pupils for representing their house teams in a sporting and fair manner – they can all be very proud of their achievements.  This year's joint winners were ATLANTIS (BLUE) and ENDEAVOUR (RED).  It is worth noting that this year’s competition was made up of scores collected over 3 days of events: long distance run (Race for Life), field events and track events.

 

We were also delighted to be able to provide our Y5 and Y6 pupils with Bikeability training, giving them the skills and confidence to cycle proficiently on the roads in a safe manner.

 

Sustainability

 Staff training and the commitment to sport will ensure that the current provision can be and will be maintained in the future.  The commitment to sporting opportunities for all children was recognised by the Centre of Excellence for Sport award in 2017.  We also plan to work with a wider range of outside providers to explore further opportunities for after-school clubs which appeal to the broad interests of our pupils.

 

Swimming

 Swimming is currently taught to our Y4 children yet this was unable to take place this year.  However, we have managed to secure an additional block booking at the leisure centre to ensure that both Y4 and Y5 pupils will receive swimming lessons during the next academic year.  Sports Premium is not used to fund this activity, although CPD was purchased for our current Y4 teacher prior to commencing the lessons.  Currently 87% of our children in Y6 can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over 25 meters using a range of strokes effectively.   97% of children demonstrated proficiency in water safety.

 

See Link - Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE & Sport Premium 2021   

PE and Sport Premium

 

Allocation 2019/20 - £17850.00

 

Aston Fence continues to be a Centre of Excellence for PE and Sport.  The Sports Premium funding will continue to be used to enhance the sports opportunities that we already offer.  Once again, we are fortunate to employ teachers who are highly-skilled and qualified sports coaches, several of whom play sport to a high standard on a regular basis.  As in previous years, they will also work alongside qualified sports coaches in order to extend and develop their own coaching qualifications and skills.

 

The Autumn and Spring Term once again had a focus on dance.  The qualified dance teacher is excellent in her field and works with both children and staff.  Some staff began to have a go at their own routines under the guidance of Mrs Wells, showing the investment in CPD in this area beginning to take effect. 

 

Numbers of children involved in active playtimes continue to increase.  Year 6 pupils feel a sense of responsibility to provide younger pupils with engaging activities and use resources effectively.  Looking towards the next academic year, we plan to spend a significant amount of funding on improving our playground markings, both for competitive sporting pitches and fun, interactive activity spaces for all year groups.

 

A large number of children are able to represent school in a wide range of sports. Because of their involvement in different sports, children continue with the sport out of school at local clubs. One of our pupils was so successful at cross country that she was selected for a national competition.

 

By the end of the Spring Term 2019/20, 124 different children had represented school in a competitive fixture. The sports included football, cross country and sports hall athletics.  Unfortunately, many other festivals we planned to take part in were cancelled due to Covid-19. 

 

In recent years, more and more pupils who attend Aston Fence J & I School have played their chosen sport at a higher level, including footballers, hockey players, martial arts experts, dancers, rugby players, golfers and swimmers. This continues to be celebrated and encouraged as part of our school ethos. 

 

This year, our school football team won the league in which they were competing.

 

We now have inter-house cups for each of the 6 inter-house competitions which we hold annually.  These are adorned with coloured ribbons for the winning team and children are also awarded medals during assembly.  

 

This year’s results are:

INTER-HOUSE FOOTBALL - BLUE (ATLANTIS)

INTER-HOUSE HOCKEY - RED (ENDEAVOUR)

INTER-HOUSE TAG RUGBY - BLUE (ATLANTIS)

 

Unfortunately, other competitions and Sports Day were not able to take place; however, all children who returned to school from June 1st until the end of the academic year took part in competitive activities that they would normally at this time of year, including throwing, running and jumping events.  In addition to this, they also were able to continue to learn skills in tennis and cricket, with resources being shared minimally and cleaned thoroughly after use.

 

Well  done  to  all of them for  representing  our school and their house teams in a sporting and fair manner – they can all be very proud of their achievements.

 

Sustainability

 

Staff training and the commitment to sport will ensure that the current provision can be and will be maintained in the future.  The commitment to sporting opportunities for all children was recognised by the Centre of Excellence for Sport award in 2017.

 

We have employed a new member of staff to begin teaching in September 2020, who also holds many sporting qualifications and will contribute further to our experienced and dedicated team.

 

Swimming

 

Swimming is currently taught to our Y4 children.  Sports Premium is not used to fund this activity, although CPD was purchased for our current Y4 teacher prior to commencing the lessons.  Currently 78% of our children in Y6 can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over 25 metres using a range of strokes effectively.   97% of children demonstrated proficiency in water safety.   

 

See link - Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE Sport Premium

PE and Sport Premium

Allocation 2018/19 – £17840.00

The sports premium funding will continue to be used to enhance the sports opportunities that we already offer.  Once again we are fortunate to employ teachers who are highly skilled and qualified sports coaches, several who play sport to a high standard on a regular basis.  As in previous years they will also work alongside qualified sports coaches in order to extend and develop their own coaching qualifications and skills.

  

After school clubs and sports fixtures remain a priority and as popular as ever.  Clubs on offer for so far (dodgeball, sportshall athletics, circuit training, multi-sports, football and netball) have been very well attended.  Football fixtures against other schools took place and school took part in two local football festivals. 

To date, 46 different children have represented the school at sport, competing in football and cross country events.   A total of 41 children in Key Stage 2 have also been involved in inter-house football and hockey competitions. 

 

Well done to all pupils for  representing  our school and their house teams in a sporting and fair manner – they can be very proud of their achievements.

 

Our success 2018/19

 

Rotherham South Football League runners-up

Aston Festival Orienteering Boys runners-up

Aston Festival Orienteering Girls runners-up

Aston Sportshall Athletics winners

Wickersley Sportshall Athletics winners

School Games Sportshall Athletics finalists

Aston Rounders Festival winners

Our Y5 pupils performed their dance at the opening ceremony of the School Games Winter Games at the English Institute of Sport.

By the end of the summer term 2018/19, 94 different children had represented school in a competitive fixture. The sports included football, netball cross country, orienteering, sportshall athletics, rounders and swimming.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award 2018

Mr Clegg's Lifetime Achievement Award for PE and Contribution to School Sports - pictured: Lord and Lady Mayoress of Rotherham,  Ivy Dorchester-Brown (Primary PE consultant) and Mr Clegg.  

 

 

PE and Sport Premium

Allocation 2017/18 - £17,840

The sports premium funding will continue to be used to enhance the sports opportunities that we already offer.  Once again we are fortunate to employ teachers who are highly skilled and qualified sports coaches, several who play sport to a high standard on a regular basis.  As in previous years they will also work alongside qualified sports coaches in order to extend and develop their own coaching qualifications and skills.

 

The Autumn and Spring Term once again had a focus on dance.  The qualified dance teacher is excellent in her field and works with both children and staff.  A special mention must be given to the dance outcomes from the children in year 1, year 5 and year 6.  Louise Wells, the dance teacher, led the sessions as part of the topic work on Vikings for year 6.  Mrs Naidu, our Year 5 teacher, observed the lessons along with Mrs Dawson as part of their CPD.  Mrs Naidu then delivered the same lessons to our year 5 children.  The outcomes from both classes were breathtaking!   Please click on the video at the side and enjoy the performance.  Our year 1 children focused on dance skills.  Their movement and attention to detail was equally good and a joy to watch.

 

After school clubs and sports fixtures remain a priority and as popular as ever.  Clubs on offer for the autumn term, multi-sports, football, keep fit and seated volleyball were very well attended.  Football fixtures against other schools took place and school took part in two local football festivals. 

By half term 31 different children had represented the school at football, competing in 9 different fixtures and 2 festivals in the eight week period.  Sixteen children had also represented school in the Aston Cross Country Festival and Rotherham Cross Country final, whilst our house captains organised the in-house Matball festival with 28 children taking part.  A total of 59 children in Key Stage 2 had been involved in a competitive sports fixture before half term – something that they and we can be proud of.  Our final event was also a first when 8 of our children took part in the Aston Swimming Gala at Aston Leisure Centre.  This event meant that 71 different children had represented school in a competitive fixture during the first term of 2017/18.

At the end ofof  the  academic  year 80  children  have  represented  Aston Fence in a competitive fixture against another school.  This includes football, cross country, swimming, orienteering, tag rugby and tri-golf.

 

This increased to 113 children including inter-house matball, football, cricket and rounders, and 215 children when including Sports Day.

 

Well  done  to  all of them for  representing  our school and their house teams in a sporting and fair manner – they can all be very proud of their achievements.

 

Our success 2017/18

 

Rotherham South Football League winners

Aston Festival Tag Rugby winners

Rotherham Schools Tri-Golf Y3/Y4 winners

Aston Festival Orienteering Boys winners

Aston Festival Orienteering Girls winners

Rotherham School Orienteering Girls winners – qualified for South Yorkshire Finals

 

After-school clubs for the year included multisports, matball, dodgeball, table tennis, keep fit, football, seated volleyball, rounders, athletics and cricket.

Sustainability

Staff training and the commitment to sport will ensure that the current provision can be and will be maintained in the future.  The commitment to sporting opportunities for all children was recognised by the Centre of Excellence for Sport award in 2017.

Swimming

Swimming is currently taught to our Y4 children.  Sports premium is not used to fund this activity.  Currently 27 children in Y6 can swim competently, confidently and proficiently over 25 meters.   29 children demonstrated proficiency in water safety.   

See link - Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE Sport Premium

Allocation 2016/17 - £9,060

The sport premium funding was used to enhance the sport that we already offer.  We are fortunate to employ teachers who are highly skilled and qualified sports coaches, several who play sport to a high standard.  The expertise and enthusiasm is passed onto the children that they teach.  They also work alongside qualified sports coaches in order to develop further their own portfolio of coaching qualifications.  The autumn term and spring term have had a focus on dance. Videos of our Y3, 4, 5, and 6 dance performances can be viewed on our website. The work with the children and CPD offered to staff has to date been outstanding.  A new sport ‘fitball’ has been introduced.  This involved CPD for staff and the purchase of resources for the sport to become embedded into curriculum.

Sports fixtures remain a priority, both intra and inter school.  All children who attend a sports practice after school will represent school in a competitive fixture.  By the end of the academic year the children had competed in 14 festivals and 4 inter-house competitions.  This involved 90 different children taking part from Key Stage 2.

School continues to spend more than the sports fund allocation such is the value we place upon sport as the positive impact sport has on attendance, behaviour and academic achievements.

At the end of last year the school was recognised by being awarded Primary PE Sport Premium Award 2016 for Pupil Engagement by Rotherham L.A. , the only school to receive the recognition.  School was also awarded Games Mark Gold in September 2016.  We are all proud of our achievements in this area.

More recently, January 2017, the school has been recognised to be a Centre of Excellence for Sport by South Yorkshire Sport.  An outstanding achievement and again, a recognition that we are all extremely proud of.  The school will offer CPD and resources for other schools across Yorkshire with the aim of improving sporting opportunities for children in the region.

At the Rotherham Schools Partners Awards held at Magna in July 2017, the school received their official plaque for the Centre of Excellence for Sport.  The school also received an award for Pupil Participation and the PE Co-ordinator was also recognised by an award for organisation of school sports.

Success to date (September 2016 – July 2017)

Football

- Aston Festival  U11 Winners

- Rother  Valley Girls U9 joint runner-up

- Rother Valley Partnership U9 Boys winners

- U9 Boys South Yorkshire Finals 4th place

- U11 Wheelers Wanderers Testimonial/Kilnhurst Festival Winners

House Competition 2017

Inter-house Matball Winners - Columbia (green team)

         “       Rounders Winners - Columbia and Discovery (yellow team) joint winners

         “       Cricket Winners - Columbia

         “       Sports Day Winners - Endeavour (red team)

Hockey

Partnership Boys U11 Hockey Festival 3rd place

Partnership Girls U11 Hockey Festival 5th place

South Yorkshire Boys U11 Hockey Finals 5th place

Cheerleading

A first ever entry from our school – 12 twelve boys and girls took part in the Rotherham festival finishing in 4th place overall.

Tag Rugby

Aston Festival - runner up.

Orienteering

Aston Festival - third place.

Tri-Golf

Another first event for our school - 10 children from Y3 and Y4 took part in an excellent event at Waterfront Golf Club finishing 4th overall.

Key Stage 1 children (all of Y2) attended a sports festival at the English Institute of Sport.  It was an excellent day with two of our children enjoying the chance to take the podium as winners of their respective events.

Pre-School Sports

There are 34 children on the register and 7 ad-hoc who attended our pre-school sports sessions equating to approximately 92 hours per week.

 

 

Allocation 2015/16 £8,905

 

All children are taught for a minimum of 2 hours each week.  These are high quality lessons taught by teachers at the school and additional other specialist sport coaches.

 

Various sports clubs are organised throughout the week.  Since September these have included football, multi-sports, fitness to music, matball, strictly come dancing, dodge ball and circuit training. Collectively 118 children attended these clubs. Funding is also used to provide specialist coaching for 5 lunchtimes each week.

 

Key Stage 1 children (Y2) attended a sports festival at the English Institute of Sport. Funds are used to cover staffing and transport costs.  Occasionally funding is used to provide transport to sports fixtures.  To date, (March 2016) 58 different children have represented school in a sports fixture against other schools or taken part in an inter-house event.  Fixtures include football (boys and girls), tag rugby, matball and orienteering.  

 

School spends more than the sports fund allocated such is the value that we place upon sport and the positive impact sport has on attendance, behaviour and academic achievements.  We believe that children want to come to school to take part in sporting activities and whilst they are here, we catch them for reading, writing and mat.

 

Successes 2015/16 

 

.  SJD Football Festival Winners

.  Girls Football Festival Winners

.  Tag Rugby Mixed 'Festival' Winners

.  Boys Football Festival Runners-up

Pre-school sports

More than 75  children each week accessed pre-school sports sessions.

That's 2925 attendances in 2015/16.

That equates to 195 hours of morning sports sessions delivered by 2 Active Fusion staff members.

or 390 coaching hours in 2015/16.

Allocation for 2014/2015 £8,910

PE and sport is an integral part of our school curriculum. Sport is taught across school and the positive values of sport are an important part of our school ethos.

 

Our PE co-ordinator is a skilled professional who has developed core provision and supports all staff. Our PE curriculum is broad and balanced. Games lessons are sport specific and include football, hockey, tag rugby, netball, athletics, tennis and golf. Detailed schemes of work provide the progression required to develop skills in gymnastics and dance. All the children receive a minimum of 2 hours of timetabled PE each week.

 

Staff have had training in sport specific areas, football, cricket, hockey and athletics. Staff have observed the PE co-ordinator teaching gymnastics. Lesson observations show that staff are capable of delivering high quality PE lessons. Children are engaged, motivated and demonstrate a high level of skills during the lessons.

 

All children are able to access our PE curriculum. Children represent our school at a local level, town level and county level. Some children have also achieved international recognition. Achievements out of school are celebrated in our ‘Sports and achievements book’ and are shared with the whole school community each week in our special assembly. The books are on central display and are often read by parents and carers. Two of our Y6 children are responsible for collecting information each week for the Sports and achievements book. Sports lunchtime clubs are also available for the children and Playground Leaders play a significant role in introducing and involving our youngest children in sports activities.

 

We operate a house system, and have done since 1997, where children take part in competitive fixtures in matball, football, rounders and a traditional sports day.

 

We have an extensive range of high quality equipment available for all of the children for all of the sports that we teach. It is important that the children have access to age appropriate equipment, e.g. children have a football each during games lessons – size 3 for children aged 5 to 8, size 4 for children aged 9 to 11. Similarly hockey sticks are age/size appropriate.

 

The School Sports Funding has been used to enhance what is already a huge commitment to sport and PE:

 

• Qualified coaches are working with and alongside teachers in lessons, the

  coaches often learning from our teachers. The coach enables smaller group work

  to be organised in order to develop even further the skills of all of the children.

• Lunchtime clubs of football, basketball, tag rugby and tennis are organised five

  days a week increasing pupil participation in structured activities.

• Provide additional after-school clubs in order to increase the number of children

  participating.

• Transport has been paid for to enable participation in festivals further afield.

 

276 children collectively have taken part in after-school sporting activities including football, hockey, cheerleading, curling, matball, dancing and table tennis.

83 children collectively have taken part in 5 sports festivals

112 children collectively have played fixtures against other schools and other sports clubs.

 

All children who attended a football after-school club have represented school in a competitive fixture. Sport is motivational and generates positive self-esteem, a sense of well-being and a pride in representing the school, this promotes good progress in other areas of the curriculum.

 

Our successes in 2014/2015:

 

Girls Football - Festival winners

Football - League winners

Girls Cricket - Aston Festival Runners up

Matball - Discovery (yellow)

Football - Atlantis (blue)

Sports Day - Columbia (green)

Rounders - Endeavour (red)

 

 

In 2013/14:

After school clubs of football, basketball, matball, balloon volleyball, table tennis and fitness to music have involved 156 children.

123 children collectively have taken part in 8 sports festivals

130 children collectively have played fixtures against other schools and other sports clubs.

 

Our successes in 2013/14

• Netball – Aston Festival Winners

• Tag Rugby – Aston Festival Runners up

• Sports Hall Athletics – Aston Festival Runners up

• Football – League Winners

• Football – Cup Winners

• Football – Aston Festival Winners

• Football – Rotherham Festival Runners up

• Cricket – Aston Festival Winners

• Hard Ball Cricket – Aston Festival Winners House Sports

• Football – Atlantis (blue)

• Matball – Columbia (green)

• Rounders – Columbia (green)

• Sports Day – Atlantis (blue)

• Table Tennis – Atlantis (blue)

 

2012/13

307 children collectively attended 17 sports related after school clubs.

72 children took part in 7 sport festivals

119 children took part in 13 fixtures against other schools

102 children were involved in our football and matball house competitions.

The whole school took part in our ‘house’ sports day.