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Please read the information below which gives details of our PE and Sport Premium Grant and how we allocate the funding.

Winterslow School is very proud of its’ sporting achievements. Each year, we take part in many sporting fixtures as well as having qualified instructors visiting the school.

 

Selection Process at Winterslow Primary School

Sports leader is responsible for picking teams and representatives for the school in consultation with the class teacher.

Competition (for example an event with county finals) will be our best team with our strongest players who are chosen to represent the school. When possible, we will also try to take a second team of keen but possibly less able players.

For events or festivals, we will take enthusiastic children for an experience that will promote sport and give them opportunities.

If children play a sport outside of school, we will try our best to let them represent the school in their chosen sport but cannot always guarantee this.

By the end of Year 6 all children will have been given the opportunity to represent the school.

 

School Games Gold Award Winner 2018-19

 

Among our sporting activities are:

 

Swimming

Winterslow school is fortunate to have its own outdoor swimming pool. Swimming lessons for the whole school take place during terms 5 and 6, our swimming teacher is also happy to help the keen brownies and cubs in being awarded with their swimming badges. Building work is now finished and new changing rooms have been constructed for this season. We will once again be offering enrichment in this area with the teaching and hosting of Water Polo competitions, in addition to our Curriculum lessons.

 

Winterslow school swimming pool

 

Hockey

Hockey is a strong feature at Winterslow. It is great to see children be introduced to this sport and go on to enjoy playing it in school. There is a tournament for both upper and lower key stage 2 which is hosted at Salisbury Hockey Club. Over the last 5 years, we have finished 1st or 2nd in the year 5/6 tournament. This has resulted in us representing Salisbury in the county finals. This event showcases a high level of hockey and last year we lost in the final on penalty flicks. We have a good link with Chaffyn Grove school who allow us to train on their all weather pitch in preparation for the tournaments. It is also fantastic that a number of ex-students have gone on to trial or represent England. 

 

Football

Football is a strong feature at Winterslow. This year, both our year 5 & 6 and 3 & 4 teams won their district competitions without losing a game. The year 5 & 6 went on to the annual county tournament in Chippenham where they were knocked out in semi-finals 1-0. We also offer 'Estrella Coaching' after school football club to support with promoting football and supporting players. 

 

Netball

In primary schools ‘High Fives’ is played to enable the children to benefit from a rotating squad to allow them to experience all positions on the pitch. Over the last few years, Winterslow have won and finished runners up in the cluster and district competitions, which in turn have qualified us for the Wiltshire county finals. We are always looking for any volunteers to help with supporting Mr Morgan with delivering netball lessons after school. 

 

Mini-marathon

Our pupils perform magnificently in the mini marathon each year at Laverstock. This is a major local competition involving many teams from the Salisbury and district area and each race is contested by several hundred athletes. All of our children show tremendous character and determination in completing a very demanding course each year.Last year our school were awarded numerous medals and achievements by winning in and coming runners up in both the under 9’s and under 11’s competitions, in both the boys' and girls' events. 

 

Our Victorious Mini Marathon Runners

 

Tag rugby

Winterslow have in recent years reached the Years 5 & 6 County tournament. We are very lucky to have such talented and children and this has shown in competitions results. We also hold strong links with Salisbury rugby club and promote this within the school. Tag rugby gives the children a great introduction in to rugby and it is great to see players from school who have gone on to take up rugby outside of school. 

 

Athletics

The Salisbury Area Athletics is a very popular annual event which has a good representation from Winterslow school. Last years June event once again saw eager participation from Winterslow with excellent performances in many areas.We also attend the annual Quad-Kids tournaments for both lower and upper key stage 2. Here our children take part in a host of different athletic events and are able to use fantastic facilities. Through qualifying for this, we have had the opportunity to compete at the Marlborough Games County Final. 

 

 

Kwik cricket

Well done to our Kwik Cricket teams last year. The girls ended up losing in the County Final by 1 run, which came in the last over. This was an outstanding performance of team work and talent by the team!

The boys also did well at the district event winning a number of games and supporting each other well with the complexities of overarm bowling. 

 

Gymnastics

We are pleased to offer a number of gymnastics events for the children to be apart of. These events introduce children to a number of the disciplines in the sport, give them the opportunity to receive additional coaching and to also compete against other schools in performing a floor and vault routine. We are also proud of our wall ball equipment in our school hall. 

 

Inclusive Sports

We provide our children with the opportunity to try a range of sports. The children can try games like curling, boccia, lacrosse and pentathlon. These are a great addition to our traditional sports played as they give all children the opportunity to try new sports and represent the school in a sporting event.  

 

Orienteering

Each year a team of pupils from Winterslow represent the school in this annual activity. Despite recent years being somewhat challenging due to poor weather conditions, the skills and resolve of the Winterslow team shone out! This is a heavily subscribed event by our children and they love the experiences of taking part in these events in challenging settings. Our school has won and achieved qualification for the county finals for the last few years.

 

Archery

We are now really pleased to offer taster sessions in Archery supported by an expert Archer!

 

Change for Life

We run two Change for Life clubs during the term where our children are encouraged to maintain a healthy lifestyle in a fun way.

We recently had a great afternoon playing lacrosse at Godolphin School

 

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