The school provides a range of sporting activities both inside and outside the curriculum.
We also regularly offer whole school sporting activities such as ‘Wake Up, Shake Up‘ at the beginning of the school day.
Activities within P.E. and Games Lessons include:
- Games skills and team games
- Gymnastics, both floor and apparatus work
- Outdoor activities – including outdoor adventurous residential visits for Y4, Y5 and Y6 children.
- Tag Rugby
Outside the curriculum children are involved in a range of inter and intra- school sporting competitions via our School Sports Cluster Partnership that is ran with support from Durham Local Authority.
Parents sometimes assist school staff with the running of these sporting activities and transporting children to and from events and the school is most grateful for this support.
We regularly invite outside specialists into school to help in training our children in sports such as rugby, football, gymnastics, dance, tennis and cricket.
Every year in the summer term we run a ‘Fun and Fitness Week’ that incorporates school Sports Day and provides an opportunity for children to participate in a range of activities with an emphasis on participation and enjoyment with an element of competition.
Association for Physical Education Quality Mark
In December 2017 we were delighted to be awarded the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) Quality Mark for all of our work linked to Physical Education, Sport and promoting healthy lifestyles in school. Not only that, we were awarded the PE Quality Mark with Distinction – the highest accolade possible for Physical Education and Sport in school. This nationally recognised award follows a rigorous application and assessment process that involved lots of hard work from staff and pupils including external visits from Physical Education experts to observe practice and gather evidence. To provide an indication of how rigorous the assessment process is to achieve this award; we are one of the only primary school in the North East of England to hold the award with distinction!! This award is for ‘demonstrating outstanding commitment to improvement in Physical Education and Sport’ and our school name has been added to the roll of honour on the AfPE website. You can view it on the Association for Physical Education website.
Sainsbury’s School Games
You can look more closely at the recent sporting events and festivals we have been involved in at the Sainsbury’s School Games website.
Sport Premium Grant
Howden-le-Wear receive a Sports Premium Grant which is used to fund sporting activities and new equipment. We have provided a breakdown of how this grant has been used and the impact to the school in our Premium Allocations section of our website.