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What a fantastic year for all our sports teams in 2017/18!

Well done to our sports teams throughout the whole school year. Here's a recap of some of our successes throughout 2017/18:

Huge successes in rugby - our tag rugby team finished as champions of Warrington and 2nd place in the Cheshire finals; our contact rugby team won the Warrington Wolves 7s competition!

Another fantastic year in football - Y4 girls team are the best in Cheshire! Y6 boys and Y4 boys were crowned champions of Warrington for a second year (Y6 in 2016 and Y4 last year); Y6 girls football team finished as champions of Warrington too!

Amazing athletics and cross-country - a 2nd place finish at the Lymm qualifiers and a 3rd place finish in the Warrington finals for our Y6 team; our Y6 cross-country team performed brilliantly throughout the year including a 1st place finish from the Y5/6 boys at Walton Gardens.

Great results in hockey - Y6 winners of the Lymm qualifiers and represented Warrington at the Cheshire finals.

Astounding rounders - our Y5/6 rounders team finished 1st place at the Warrington finals for the first time ever!

All these successes are due to a wonderful attitude to PE and sports at Ravenbank. The children have shown high levels of enthusiasm and effort which enable us to enter teams across many sports such as the ones above and also including backetball, netball, swimming, volleyball and many more.

Look out for more successes next year!

Wolves Challenge Cup Final 2018 (2)

100 Mile Challenge

Well done to all the children in KS2 who took part in the '100 mile challenge' last year.

All the children in KS2 were challenged to travel at least 100 miles by walking, jogging or running during the school day and tracking their distance travelled using pedometers .

The challenge was initiated by Active Cheshire in conjunction with sponsor New Balance who provided the school with funds towards getting children more active. As a thank you for taking part, the school was given £200 to provide rewards for children who were able to cover the whole 100 miles. However, in typical Ravenbank fashion, some of the children went further than the given target and covered in excess of 1,400 miles! For this extraordinary achievement, the children were given a special reward - vouchers to spend in Decathlon and Sports Direct.

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Sports and PE Photographs

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Sport and PE

Sport and PE at Ravenbank Primary School is highly regarded amongst the staff and children. We achieved the 2016/17 'Gold' Sainsbury's School Games Mark in recognition of all the hard work the children and staff have done in all areas of the PE curriculum as well as the success achieved across a range of sports competitions in local, district and regional events. This 'Gold' mark has been achieved for three years in a row.

Part of this success is due to the PE Funding provided by the Government to improve provision of physical education and sport in primary schools. Please see the documents below to see how we have spent, and are planning to spend, our allocated budget in the previous and current financial years. More information about the PE Funding at the bottom of this page.

Sport & PE at Ravenbank
The children at Ravenbank Primary School enjoy two hours of timetabled PE lessons each week which cover a wide range of sporting activities, such as:
 
  • Invasion games
  • Net/wall games
  • Striking/Fielding games
  • Target games
  • Track athletics
  • Field athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Outdoor and Adventurous Activities
  • Swimming
  • Teamworking/Teambuilding

Additional sporting activity opportunities are provided by our dedicated teaching staff through after-school clubs, competitions and sporting event days. We are very successful in many of the inter-school competitions we enter at Lymm High School, and have attended a number of Level 2 (Warrington) and Level 3 (Cheshire) Finals due to our sporting achievements. We also enjoy links with Warrington Wolves, Lymm Rovers Football Club, Lymm Rugby Club, Lymm Tennis Club, Lymm Cricket Club and other sports clubs in and around the Lymm area.

Physical Education Funding

The government provides additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. 

In 2017/18, schools with 17 or more eligible pupils receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil.

Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport which are offered.

This means that the premium can be used to:

  • develop or add to the PE and sport activities that the school already offers
  • build capacity and capability within the school to ensure that improvements made now will benefit pupils joining the school in future years

There are 5 key indicators that schools should expect to see improvement across:

  • the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity - the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
  • the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
  • increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
  • broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
  • increased participation in competitive sport

What does this funding mean for Primary Schools?

Tougher assessment of sport and physical education provision via Ofsted to ensure the funding is bringing the maximum benefit for all pupils, with schools being held to account for how they spend the funding.

Role of Honour

Sainsbury's School Games Mark 2016 - Gold Award (three years in a row)

Year 6 Rugby - Warrington Wolves Fire Service 7s competition winners 2018

Y4 Girls' Football - Cheshire final winners 2018

Y6 Girls' Football - Warrington final winners 2018

Y4 Football - Warrington finals winners and 2nd place at the Cheshire finals 2018

Y6 Football - Warrington finals winners 2018

Y6 Hockey - Warrington finals winners 2018

Y5/6 Rounders - Warrington finals winners 2018

Y6 Athletics - Lymm qualifiers runners-up and 3rd place at Warringtno finals 2017

Year 6 Tag Rugby - Warrington finals winners and 2nd place finish at the Cheshire finals 2017

Year 5/6 Rugby - Runners-up at Warrington Wolves Wolfie 7s 2017

Y6 Football - Cinnamon Brow Primary School Tournament Winners 2017

Y6 Girls Cricket - Warrington Champions 2017

Y3 Football - North West Champions 2017

Y6 Netball - Warrington Runners-Up 2017

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