Primary PE and Sports Premium

Wednesday 10th July

Last night, Deepcar St John's was invited to the attend the Sheffield Schools Get Active 2nd Annual Awards. The night was a celebration of everything that has been achieved over the last academic year by schools across Sheffield. Schools which work hard everyday to support their pupils in getting physically active, whether it be through PE lessons, staff training, sports leadership, active breaks, sports clubs or health initiatives. Out of hundreds of schools from across the city, we are exceptionally proud to not only have been nominated for but to receive an award.

There were 14 areas that were recognised last night, and we received the 'Highly Commended' award in the Active Girls Category. This was to recognise how as a school we are working hard to ensure that female pupils are engaged in all aspects of PE, Physical Activity and Sporting Opportunities. We hope you join with us in celebrating receiving this award for all our hard work and endeavours to make all our pupils fit, healthy and ready for life.

We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games GOLD Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year. 


The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012 facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.


We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of school sport, including our Sports Leaders. We also give thanks to our Sports Coach who made our competitions possible.


To achieve the Gold Award the school has to offer pupils a wide range of sporting opportunities, from two hours of physical education each week to making sure that we fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs. We are very pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been recognised and rewarded this year. 


We look forward to applying once again in 2019/20!

Primary PE and Sports Premium 

Primary PE and Sport Premium is an initiative that aims to help increase and improve the PE and sporting opportunities for children. It was first provided in the
2013/14 academic year and the current government has pledged to continue this funding until 2020. 

PE and Sport Premium funding is provided jointly by the Department for Education, the Department for Health and Culture and the Department for Media and Sport.  It has been allocated to primary school headteachers and is ring-fenced, meaning that it can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.

The Government believes that headteachers and school leaders should decide how to use the funding for PE and Sports in school. They are held accountable for the decisions they make through:

  • The performance outcomes of all pupils compared with their peers
  • The Ofsted inspection framework, under which inspectors focus on the attainment of pupil groups, in particular in those areas where specific funding has been provided
  • The reports that schools are required to publish online for Parents

All primary schools receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus £10 per pupil aged 5 or over on roll.  
Deepcar St John's School's allocation of Sports premium for 2018-2019 is anticipated to be £17770.  Further information about how we are using our PE and Sport Premium can be found in the Evidencing the Impact of the Primary PE and Sports Premium document at the bottom of this page. 

Here at Deepcar St John's, we aim to use the funding effectively to ensure that standards of learning and achievement in PE and Sports are raised, with all children, regardless of their background, engaging in physical activity as part of the curriculum and extra-curricular provision. We believe that sport is integral to all children’s growth and feel that it plays a key part in their spiritual, moral and cultural development. 

More information about how Sports premium is calculated can be found by clicking on the following link - Sports premium funding in Primary Schools 

At Deepcar St John’s, we believe it is important for children to take part in a range of both competitive and non-competitive sports. Through competition and

challenge we want pupils to be able to celebrate the occasions when they are successful, whilst realising that team work and fair play has a key role to play in not only the sporting world but also their own lives. For this to be achieved, all children take part in 2 hours a week of PE lessons. As well as this, they are encouraged to take part in active sessions at lunch time through the use of imaginative play, Sports Leader lead games, school Intersport competitions or timetabled football days. After school sports clubs run every day led by our PE coach, where we encourage and support children to become involved.  As well as these opportunities, Deepcar St John’s take part in competitions, usually after school, against other schools in the local area. This allows the children the chance to put skills learnt during lessons or at our after-school clubs into practise and also gives them the opportunity to make links with other schools in the local area.

Please click here to find out more about our PE curriculum.

We have chosen to work alongside the School Sports Partnership called LINKs. This company do what their name suggests and provide links with other local schools for competitions, links with our feeder Secondary School and links with local sporting communities. For more information about LINKS please visit Additionally, this year we have started working closely with SWFC, and we now purchase Sports Coach services from them, currently Mr Priest. We are looking forward to many more sporting events this year. 

Weekly Mile

Simply put, The weekly Mile is 15 minutes where children ideally jog or run a mile during the school day. It's a simple and straightforward initiative that has been acknowledged for reducing childhood obesity. Over the coming months, we hope that most children will be able to run for most, or all of, the mile and that levels of fitness will be improved over the coming months. Here are some photos of year 5 in action.


Sports Leaders

Once children reach year 5 and 6, they have the opportunity to become a Sports Leader. A role which brings great responsibility and enjoyment. It a a role that has developed over the last two years into one which allows children to become role models within the school as well as developing their basic coaching skills in a range of sports. 

Children who want to become a Sports Leader have to show good sporting ability but also skills in leadership, responsibility, time management, team work, organisation and teamwork. They have to complete an application form and be interviewed by Mr Priest, our schools current sports coach. 

Last year, we have had a fantastic number of children wanting to train to become a Sports Leader. A role that has given them the opportunity to work alongside our lunchtime support staff to deliver sports activity sessions at dinner time. Each Leader is allocated a number of lunch times per week in which they are responsible for organising physical activities of their choice. They have also had the opportunity to support Mr Priest with the running of after school clubs and also at sporting events. At Christmas the Sports Leaders organised a Santa shootout, Elftastic Basketball and Reindeer training course.  


The 25 children selected all completed the Sports Leader training delivered by Mr Priest, to develop their confidence and subject knowledge. The aim was to provide all children at St John's with more opportunities to take part in physical activity and to develop fundamental skills that will help them in P.E and Sport. To encourage and reward participation in lunchtime activities run by the Sports Leaders, children are awarded stickers when they engage in a sporting activity for over 15 minutes. These stickers are then placed on a chart in each classroom. At the end of term term, two children from each class with the highest number of stickers get to attend a fun afternoon of sport with a qualified instructor, for example Fencing, Boccia and Taekwondo. They are also awarded a certificate and the children overall winner from each class gets a medal and a trophy to take home for one term. Sports Leaders for the next academic year will be announced when school returns after the summer break. 


Since the introduction of Sports Leaders, we have seen an increase in sports participation by almost 30%. By the end of Spring term 2, nearly 95% of the children in school are achieving 30 mins of moderate exercise at dinner times. (Percentages taken from questionnaires handed out in January to get a measurement of how much of the school participate and then from the star charts and when stickers are collected from the Sports Leaders).


After/Before School Clubs

The types of sports clubs we available change on a half-termly basis so that we offer a range of activities appealing to the different interests and ages of

children at our school.  We regularly offer Football, Basketball, Futsal, Kwik Cricket, Tag Rugby, Table Tennis, Cricket, Benchball, Orienteering, Gymnastics, Tennis, Athletics, Badminton, Dance, Street Dance and Den Building. 

So far this year we have offered Football, Badminton, Basketball, Kwik Cricket, Cheerleading, Dance, Dodgeball, Multisports, Athletics and Gymnastics at our After School Clubs.  

During the Spring term, we offered football as a before school activity on a trial basis. Due to its popularity, we have continued with this when we return after the summer break.  The clubs start at 7.45am and run for 1 hour on a Wednesday. 

For a full list of our current clubs that we have on offer, please click on the following link; Deepcar St John's Before and After-school Clubs

Intramural Events 2019/2020

Developing an intramural program in school is a great way to get children participating in sport. It also creates a sense of belonging to the school environment, and connection with teachers and peers outside the classroom. 

At St John's we run the Diamond league, a Inter sport competition, which runs over the course of the school year, with one event being held each term.  There are two leagues, each consisting of three teams. A Y3/4 league and a Y5/6 league. Every class, in each league, plays each other at the termly events, playing two games over different days.  These events are ran at dinner times giving everyone the chance to participate.

Sporting Events 2019/2020

Sporting Events 2018/2019 

Year 3 v year 6, intramural final, football, year 6 won 2 nil, 18th July 2019

Year 6 v the rest of the school, Boys football, friendly, year 6 won, 11th July 2019

Year 5/6, Girls football, friendly, Deepcar St John's, year 6 won, 10th July 2019

Year 5, Boys Kwik Cricket, City Finals, Hallam Cricket Ground, 8th July 2019

Year 5, Girls Kwik Cricket City Finals, Hallam Cricket Ground, 4th place, 3rd July 2019

Year 5, Kwik Cricket tournament, Stocksbridge Cricket Club, 1st Place, 21.06.2019 - Through to City Finals

Year 5/6, SWFC Community Cup, SWFC Training ground, 3rd place,13th June 2019.

Year 6, SWFC Funday, SWFC training ground, 4th June 2019 

Year 5, Rounders Festival, Davies Sports Club (DSC),  Friday 24th May 2019

Girls Football team, St Annes School, won 5-0, 16th May 2019

Boys Football team, Community Cup, SWFC, 11th May 2019 

Boys and Girls Football team, Deepcar St John's, friendly match Oughtibridge Juniors - Boys won 4-2, Girls lost 1 - 0, 9th May 2019

Sports Leader’s achievers treat afternoon, May 20th 2019 TBC

Boys Football Team, Pass on Plastic Football finals, Hillsborough Stadium, Trophy winners,14th April 2019

Year 5 and 6 boys Pass on Plastic Football Cup, SWFC training ground, 1st place, 29th March 2019

Year 5 Basketball competition, Stocksbridge High School, 2nd place, 26th March 2019

Boys football, Deepcar St John's, friendly match, Won 6-0, 21st March 2019

Girls football league, Stocksbridge Junior School, 3rd place, 26th February 2019

Year 6 Dodge ball and Frisbee tournament, Ponds Forge, 4th and 1st place, 26th February 2019  

Year 4 Athletics (Zoolypmics), Sheffield Hallam, Ponds Forge, 25th February 2019

Girls and Boys Dodgeball tournament, Bradfield School, 2nd and 3rd place,28th January 2019 

Girls Futsal City Finals, All Saints School, 2nd place, 23rd January 2019

Boys Futsal tournament, Bradfield High School, 2nd place, 21st January 2019 - 

Girls Futsal tournament, Bradfield High School, Tournament winners, 14th January 2019

Y5/6 Athletics competition, Stocksbridge High School, 2nd place, 13th November 2018 

Y3 Inclusive Sports Event, All Saints School, 1st and 2nd place,  23rd November 2018

Y5/6 Boys Football league tournament, Stocksbridge Junior School,  2nd place, 18th October 2018  

Y6 Rowing competition, Park Centre, 1st place, 19th October 2018

Boys football SSFA Cup, Deepcar St John's, Joint 1st, 4th October 2018

Girls football SSFA Cup, Deepcar St John's, 3rd Place, 11th October 2018


18th November 2018 - Tug of War

 20th November 2018 - Dance sessions during indoor play.

 26th November 2019 - Referring a year 3 football match


Intramural Events 2018/19

October 2018 – Deepcar Sharp Shooters Diamond league 
February 2019 – Diamond League Football league 
May 2019 – Diamond league Tag Rugby
June 2019 – Diamond League Cricket
July 2019 – Sports Day
July 2019 Diamond league Community Shield – winners of Y5/6 league vs winners of Y3/4 league

 10th October 2018
Basketball year 3 v year 4 and year 5 v year 6

20th May 2019 
Tag Rugby - Year 6 CS v Year 6 MH and both classes v Year 5

23rd May 2019
Tag Rugby - Year 4 AD v year 4 JS and both classes v year 3

1st July 2019
Kwik Cricket - Year 5 v year 6. 

 14th March 2019

Football - year 3 v year 4 and year 5 v year 6 

28th March 2019 
Football - Year 6 TR/CS v Year 5

27th June 2019
Kwik Cricket - Year 6 CS v MH

18th July 2019
Intramural final - Year 3 v year 6 

PE and Sport - News and Updates
Sporting Competitions

11th July 2019

Year 6 boys v the rest of the school - friendly match

10th July 2019

Year 6 v year 5 friendly football match

3rd July 2019

Kwik Cricket - City Finals - Year 5 Girls

21st June - Kwik Cricket competition - Year 5 girls and boys 

13th June - SWFC Community Cup -Year 5 and 6 Girls

24th May - Rounders Festival - Year 5 
Davies Sports Club

16th May - Girls Football - 

11th May - Community Cup 

14th April 2019

Pass on Plastic cup final - Cup Winners 

29th March 2019 

Boys football - Pass on Plastic football tournament. Won a place in the cup final. 

26th March 2019

Year 5 Basketball competition

21st March 2019 - Deepcar St John's
Year 6 Football - Friendly against Bradfield Dungworth -Won 6 nil.

26th February 2019 - Ponds Forge.

Year 6 - Dodgeball and Frisbee tournament. 1st in Frisbee and 4th in the Dodgeball. 

Cross Country Running - January and February 2019

Cross Country

Race 1: finished 83rd out of 188 runners
Race 2: finished 110th out of 210 runners
Race 3: finished 42nd out of 199 runners
Race 4: finished 50th out of 170 runners
Race 5: finished 56th out of 150 runners
Race 6: finished 56th out of 139 runners
Race 7: finished 47th out of 133 runners

26th February 2019 - Stocksbridge Juniors

Girls League Cup match. Finished 3rd.

25th February 2019 - Ponds Forge

Year 4 have had a fabulous time at the Zoolympics. They have played a range of competitive games; dodge the elephant, catch the poacher, jumping kangaroo and penguin race.

February 8th –SWFC Training Ground

Girls football and futsal team went to SWFC training ground for a private training session and ground tour.

28th January 2019 - Bradfield School 

Year 5 and 6 Mixed Dodgeball team - 2nd and 3rd place.

21st January 2019 - Bradfield High School 

Mixed year Boys Futsal tournament -  2nd place.

23rd November 2018 - All Saints

Year 3 - Inclusive Sports - 1st and 2nd place.

13th November 2018 - Stocksbridge High

Year 5 and 6 - Athletic competition - 2nd place

18th October 2019 - Stocksbridge Juniors

Y5/6 Boys Football league tournament - 2nd place, 18th October 2018  

4th October 2018 - Deepcar St John's 
Boys football SSFA Cup - Joint 1st. 

Before School Club

24th April - Football

18th April 2019 - Multisports (Cricket)
(New club)

16th April 2019 - Basketball
(New club)

After School Clubs 

13th June 2019 - Athletics

7th June 2019 - Badminton 

18th April 2019 - Zumba

New Zumba Class by Mrs Haywood.

15th March 2019 - Gymnastics

11th March 2019

These girls have been attending our Cheerleading after school club. They have loved learning new routines and asked if they could showcase their work in assembly. 

25th February 2019 - Dance - Hip-Hop 

23rd January 2019 - Basketball

15th January 2019 - Dodgeball

9th November 2019 - Cheerleading

3rd October 2018 - Den Building 

18th September 2018 - Tennis 

7th September 2018 - Gymnastics


25th June 2019 - Year 5 Swimming 

20th June 2019

21st May 2019

Swimmer of the week

8th May 2019 - Cricket 

W/C 23rd April 2019 - Fitness challenge


26th March 2019 - Gymnastics.

18th March 2019 - Hockey 

March 2019 - 5 weeks

Sheffield Utd coaches join year 5 for PE to teach them ball skills.  

They also will be having class based lessons on how to keep themselves healthy and the importance of exercise. 

11th February 2018 - Fencing 

Sport achievers reward afternoon. 

12th February 2019 - Circuit Training

Each class took part in the NSPCC fundraising event and underwent a gruelling circuit training session to help raise vital funds for this amazing charity. 

8th January - Problem solving and teamwork 


10th December 2018 - Taekwondo 

 Sport achievers reward afternoon 


11th December 2018 - Christmas Games 

8th November 2018 - Handball 

17th October 2018 - Dance 

18th September 2018 - Fitness training 


13th September 2018 - Fitness - Beep test

11th September - Basketball  

Mrs Pearce,
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