Woodthorpe Sport

Our Trust Vision Statement

Sport forms an integral part of a pupil's life at Woodthorpe Community Primary School. The school's aim is to encourage healthy living, inclusion and ensure progression and enjoyment in all areas of Physical Education. Crucially, we believe that every child should be given the opportunity to develop their potential to the very best of their abilities in competitive and non-competitive sports. For this reason we provide pupils with the opportunity to gain fulfilment and a love of sport which will stay with them for life.

Alongside the two PE lessons which pupils participate in each week, they are also encouraged to commit to at least one team sport in the after-school activities programme, (we work hard to provide pathways to local sports clubs, as well as community clubs), although pupils are encouraged to pursue other talents and interests as well. We provide access to School Games, as well as Forge School Sport Partnership competitions, for all year groups. Through competition and challenge we want pupils to be able to celebrate the occasions when they are successful, whilst realising that sportsmanship and fair play have a key role to play in the sporting world and their adult life.

We in our Trust Primary Schools believe in the value of P.E. and Sport. We have committed to buying the 'Elite' package of Forge School Sport Partnership with our 'P.E. and School Sport Grant [Sport Premium]. For more information about Forge SSP and the competitions we participate in, please refer to the Forge SSP website - www.forge-ssp.co.uk

2018/19 Summer Term After School Sports

Throughout the summer term there will be both morning and after school clubs that are regularly running to make the most of the facilities that the school has and the pleasant weather. There will also be a wide range of competitive interschool activities that will be taking place.

Towards the end of the summer term our annual sport week will also be taking place so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for any information on both the website and the Woodthorpe App about the various activities.

Day Morning Afternoon
Monday Year 1,2 & 3 Multi Sports Club Year 2 Athletics
Tuesday Dazzle Dance KS2 Badminton
Wednesday Year 4,5 & 6 Multi Sports Club Year 5 Athletics
Thursday   Year 5 and 6 Boys Football.

Sport Funding

What is 'Sport Funding' and how are we spending it in our school?

This grant [also known as the 'Sport Premium'], is £17,630 for our school, which will be given annually from the Department of Education and Department of Health.

A detailed breakdown of how this is spent is available on the PE Action Plan 2018/19. However the majority is allocated on staff training, ensuring quality of delivery and opportunity. Some examples of this are outlined below:

  • Forge School Sport Partnership Elite Package, which includes training sports leaders, access to intra and inter competitions, as well as cross-curricular competitions. Lunchtime Supervisor training, 2 x twilight bespoke CPD sessions. Six 6 week blocks of sports coaching support, which may be a lunch club, after-school club and curriculum support. Youth Sport Trust membership.
  • We buy in P.E. specialist time to support the P.E. coordinator in school, to assist with the coordination of the 'Elite' package, offering curriculum support, as well as competition support to enhance the quality of P.E. This includes targeted support for individual staff members to develop planning, subject knowledge and delivery to improve outcomes for pupils.
  • Occasionally, where necessary, it will be used to provide transport to and from competitions, both School Games and Forge SSP competitions, which children will prepare for within lesson and after-school club time.
  • Additional equipment throughout the year may be required for our varied P.E. curriculum, enhanced by the 'Elite' SSP package, and detailed on our P.E. development plan.
  • Additional sports coaching within lesson time to enhance a particular block of work, development towards a competition, as well as after-school clubs, detailed on the development plan.
  • Active days / weeks engaging the whole school community in a range of sporting events - utilising support of external coaches and positive role models - offering a range of inspiration and opportunity.

2018/19 Sport Funding

The PE Action Plan outlines our spending plans for the current academic year and is available to download:

Swimming lessons

The cost to the school to provide swimming lessons is £9,880. This includes the cost of transport.

All children in Y4 access weekly swimming tuition throughout the year and are taught by specialist staff at Springs Leisure Centre. It is an expectation that all children will be able to swim 25 metres unaided by the end of KS2. At the beginning of the course, most of our children are unable to swim or can swim less than 10m. By the end of the year however, most have achieved the expectation of swimming 25m!

Woodthorpe results - Compared to other schools swimming for 18 weeks

The results below show the progress of our current Y4's halfway through their swimming lessons:

Tues 9:10am School
Service Avg.
Service Avg.
Total in class 30 28.8 28 29.6
No. not assessed 1 1.1 0 0.0
Non Swimmers 65.52% 47.21% 14.29% 17.24%
1-10m 13.79% 24.94% 46.43% 28.55%
11-24m 6.90% 10.87% 10.71% 10.48%
25m+ 13.79% 17.05% 28.57% 43.73%
NC     28.57% 43.73%
Tues 11:10am School
Service Avg.
Service Avg.
Total in class 31 28.8 31 29.6
No. not assessed 0 1.1 0 0.0
Non Swimmers 48.39% 47.21% 12.90% 17.24%
1-10m 16.13% 24.94% 45.16% 28.55%
11-24m 16.13% 10.87% 0.00% 10.48%
25m+ 19.35% 17.05% 41.94% 43.73%
NC     41.94% 43.73%

Sports News

2017/18 Autumn Term PE & Sport

Y5 and 6 football club has taken off with great excitement and brilliant attendances. Look out for more after school activities coming soon.

We have had our first Dazzle Dance assembly of the year. Once again the children showed fantastic engagement and enjoyment during the assembly.

October the 19th will see some year 5 children taking part in sport leader training that will give them the skills to run active events every single day.

2016/17 Summer 2 Term PE & Sport

This half term is going to be a very busy half term of sport.

As well as the Year 5 and Year 6 Sheffield Athletics Competition, our school is holding a sport week. The sport week will include various external coaches, fun activities, a fun run and of course, sports day.

Keep your eyes peeled for pictures of the event around school.

2016 Autumn 2 Term PE & Sport

The new half term has seen more opportunities for children to get a chance to take part in extra curricula activities. It has been fantastic to see new faces at our after school activities taking part with the biggest smiles on their faces.

Moreover, further competitions will be taking place throughout the half term. Keep your eyes peeled when looking at this website and the school PE notice board for more information about these events.

2016 Autumn 1 Term PE & Sport

Autumn 1 has seen an incredibly busy sporting calendar with a variety of sports such as Zumba, badminton, football and basketball taking place. This has meant there has been wide opportunities for all to take part in extra curricula sport.

Furthermore there have already been opportunities to take part in friendly competition against other schools. The Year 5/6 girl's football team represented the school in a 5 a-side football tournament. The girls performed fantastically and were brilliant representatives for the school. Well done girls.

2015 Autumn 1 Term PE & Sport

During our first half term we have had many afterschool clubs which have proved very popular including girls football, boys football, basketball and badminton.

Teams of children also participated in different competitions including Girls football and Year 4 Hockey. Both teams did exceptionally well and were great representatives for Woodthorpe School. We look forward to competing in more competitions in the near future.

Keep an eye on the website and P.E notice board for any updates and upcoming events.

Mini Olympics at the English Institute of Sport

This half term our Year 2s took part in the mini Olympics competition at the English Institute of Sport, where they came 1st in their heats. Massive congratulations to them.

Meanwhile, our Year 5 and 6s took part in a City wide Netball competition at Goals Sports Centre. Unfortunately we did not get in to the top 3, however we had a great time and still managed to score a few points.

Sheffield Schools Gymnastics

The Key stage 2 gymnastics team recently took part in the Sheffield Schools gymnastics competition at Hillsborough Leisure Centre.

Y4/Y5 Orienteering Sheffield Finals

On Tuesday 20th May, Woodthorpe children attended an orienteering event at Stradbroke.

Facing an unknown area the children collaborated effectively in teams to secure places in the South Yorkshire Finals!!

Y5/Y6 Athletics

Woodthorpe's Athletics team attended the annual Athletics competition at Woodburn Road Stadium. Not only were the children courageous and motivated, they supported each other and showed team spirit!

More children made it through to the finals than any other year!!! A very successful year for the athletics team!

Y4 Drax Cricket

Throughout the past term Y4's have been learning how to play cricket during their physical education lessons.

Selections of children were then chosen to represent Woodthorpe at the Drax Cricket competition at Hollinsend Cricket Club. Once again the Y4's were fantastic!

Tag Rugby Competition

On Tuesday 6th May, the Y6's represented Woodthorpe in the Tag Rugby Competition. Working together as a team they played against others schools.

After winning two matches in the group stages we got through to the quarter finals!

Sport Relief

On Friday 21st March 2014 all the children at Woodthorpe took part in various events to raise money for Sport Relief. The children dressed up as sports players, competed in the 1 mile run ... and the Y6's played the teachers in an exhilarating football match!

To top off the fun day we managed to raise £912.00!!! A massive thank you to everyone who took part and contributed to the day!

Y2 Sports Event - March 2014

A selected group of year 2 children attended a Sports Hall Athletics and Sitting Volleyball competition at the EIS in Sheffield.

The children collaborated as a team to compete against other schools. Every child left the events with massive smiles on their face from having a fun filled day!

Gymnastics - February 2014

Woodthorpe's gymnastics team attended a competition at Hillsborough Leisure Centre. The Y3/4 and Y5/6 teams had spent weeks training to improve and develop their routine. The children performed their routines in front of judges and did Woodthorpe proud!

Y3/4's came 8th out of 16 and the Y5/6's came 4th out of 16! Well done everyone!

Y2 Sportshall Athletics

On Tuesday 20th November the Year 2s attended Sportshall Athletics at the English Institute of Sport. Every child took part in jumping, throwing and running events.

Precious Lekaj and Kian Ball were awarded special determination awards for persevering throughout the afternoon.

Sheffield Basketball Finals

The Sheffield Basketball Finals were held on 13th November and this year's Y4/Y5 Basketball Team were the first team to make it into the finals in 8 years at Woodthorpe!!

They collaborated together as a team showing brilliant determination and perseverance.

Woodthorpe made it into the semi-finals but unfortunately lost ... and so Woodthorpe took 4th place. Everyone played a role in the team and should be very proud of their achievements!


On Wednesday 8th November, 11 children played in the Basketball Family Festival. Everyone showed great collaboration and worked together as a team to take 2nd place.

With coming 2nd place we qualified for the City Finals at All Saints which will be held on Tuesday 13th November! Good luck team!!