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Diary Dates 

Christmas Calendar

Wed 8 Dec - Bags 2 School

Wed 8 Dec - Christmas Cupcake Morning

Thu 9 Dec - Zoom Christmas Service

Thu 9 Dec - Went Valley Bake Sale

Fri 10 Dec - Christmas Jumper Day

Mon 13 Dec @ 13:45 - Starfish Nativity

Tue 14 Dec @ 13:45 - Dolphins Nativity

Wed 15 Dec - Christmas Dinner 

Thu 16 Dec @ 13:30 - KS2 Christmas Sing Along

Fri 17th Dec - School Closes

Wed 5 Jan - School Opens


After school club needs to be pre-booked and runs from 3-5.30.  Please email 



The DfE have launched a helpline to answer your questions about COVID-19 in relation to education. You can contact them on:

Phone: 0800 046 8687


Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)


If your child leaves school unsupervised, please ensure you complete this form.


If your child is due to start secondary school in 2022, applications are open until 31st October 2021. Further information can be found here.


Please make sure all children have their PE kits on Wednesdays and the below;

Dolphins - Thu

Lions - Tue, Thu

Eagles - Mon, Fri


Information from our Healthy Child Team for our Year 6 pupils can be found below.


Info Leaflet


For children due to start Primary School in September 2022, information from NYCC can be found here. Applications must be placed by 15th January 2022.









Kirk Smeaton Primary School’s PE Vision Statement:

“To become Fit for Life!”


At Kirk Smeaton primary School we believe that every child should have a healthy and positive attitude to mind and body. We welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding for to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and experiences  for all our young people.

PE & Sport plays an important role in making our vision statement a reality for every pupil, with the potential to change young people’s lives for the better.


Sport funding- January 2021

This year schools have received double the funding. 

Schools with over 17 pupils receive £16000, plus £10 per child for children in Reception- Y6 pupils.

Total no of primary aged pupils between the ages of 5-11 Jan 2020)


Total amount of Sport Premium Grant received



What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?

‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).

At Kirk Smeaton Primary School, we have split up the funding by the three key areas for consideration; Physical Education, Healthy Active Lifestyles and Competitive Sport. We have decided to spend the Sport Premium Grant on the following:


July 2019-July 2020 Action plan


Where we are now and the impact we have seen.  

Next steps

Raising standards of all our children in PE

  • We have increased the % of expected pupils in Y1 to under 20% in PE
  • We have a PE specialist who teaches and leads competitions each week.  Due to COVID the competitions package has paused for the minute.
  • Support has provided class teacher to identify target pupils and plan for progression.
  • CPD has been provided by PE lead to share all current schemes and look at the areas of work for future.
  • We have increased the % pupils within greater depth to 30%.
  • GT children will be chosen to represent school teams.
  • High ability children will be given further opportunity to excel. 
  • All staff are able to deliver high quality PE lessons.
  • 4 members of staff attended dance CPD training
  • CPD of gymnastics and dance- Val Sabin schemes
  • All children are engaged in high quality PE and this has had an effect on the number of pupils choosing to do clubs and out of school PE sessions.
  • All classes have 2 hours of PE a week.

Focus on the new children who start our school, ensure that their health and fitness is in line with National.  Focus programs in PE and for outdoor play.


Ensuring all our children have access to regular exercise

  • Pupils have access to a wider range of fitness equipment, all new equipment has been installed in March 2020. We have tyre park, fitness park, turning and gymnastic bars.
  • Equipment is accessible to all abilities/disabilities.
  • All pupils have allocated hall time for 2 hours PE every week (1 skills session & 1 games taught by specialist PE teacher).
  • New equipment is updated for playtimes termly.
  • Pupils enjoy playground markings encouraging physical games and activity across break times and outdoor learning sessions.
  • Bikeability sessions each year (not 2021 due to COVID).
  • Children enjoy fun sport-themed days throughout the year such as a multi-skills day, a dance workshop and be introduced to disabled sports.
  • We have resources for classes to play table tennis in the hall.

Embed daily activity ie. Yoga, running, skipping, hula hooping etc

Create no chair day/sessions to increase activity.

Organised bike day.

Training on table tennis.

Increase pupil’ participation in extracurricular sports

  • We have 2 inter-school competitions every year (currently remote)
  • Children compete in sports day (currently remote)
  • Children compete in three other school-based competition yearly.
  • MTP for games done by PE Lead to create opportunity for staff to teach (supported by PE teacher from Campsmount) towards pyramid and inter-school comps. 
  • An increased number of competitions are arranged by the PE Co-ordinator with Active Fusion (competition provider).
  • Transport is funded to enable pupils to attend competitions.
  • A series of friendly matches with local schools outside the formal competition calendar will be arranged.
  • An increased number of teams entered and funded in each competition (where possible).
  • Competitions will be spread more evenly across the Key stages and year groups.
  • All children access the dance competition in Y1-6

Teachers to plan when competitions are and make sure practice is focused around these dates.


Develop swimming so that all can swim by the end of Y6.

  • All Y3 and Y4 pupils will access 20 weeks of swimming in Sept 21.
  • We check if children can swim and if they don’t want to pay for additional swimming they don’t, this allows the other children who need additional sessions or if they have started at KS they get the opportunity.
  • We have entered a swimming gala for competitive sports

Increase the number of children who are water confident by allowing children to have additional sessions if needed.

In 2021….

Supporting and promoting a positive outlook on life and learning.  Being competitive with a friendly manner.

  • We have forest school and gardening to promote positive mental health and mindfulness.
  • JRSO’s and the play leaders nominate children for good sports manners.
  • We have an allotment area that allows us to grow produce and learn about healthy eating, this supports the healthy body and healthy mind.
  • We teach the skills of being humble and a team member.
  • We are working towards a Healthy school award gold, we currently have the silver award.
  • We have a range of after school providers who offer rugby, football, dance, forest schools, gardening club and youth club (we are looking to add food groups to the mix).

Develop forest school, gardening and mindfulness inside and out.

Focus on the key skills for positive mind and body.

Develop the after school provision, to incorporate food technology.