Welcome to a new year of sport at Lawrence! We had another record breaking year last year adding lots of new and exciting sports and activities to our already extensive portfolio. Our children took part in several competitions and their behaviour, attitude and sportsmanship was superb at all times. In fact, we actually received an invite into a Wirral volleyball competition because the Chairman of the Merseyside Volleyball League attended a competition in which we were participating, and was so impressed by our sportsmanship throughout the tournament that he asked us over as a ‘wild card’ entry (our ‘A’ team eventually won the competition).
Our teams enjoyed varying degrees of success over the year: our dancers excelled again in their Festival of Dance and dance competitions. Our athletes performed admirably at both the District and City Championships and our New Age Kurlers and Boccia stars excelled throughout the year, culminating in their attendance at the Merseyside School Games. This celebration of sport brings successful teams from all over Merseyside for the finals of their sport. Our New Age Kurlers and Boccia teams won Bronze and Silver medals in a fantastic end to the sports year.
Our association with the Liverpool Water Sports Centre allowed our children to take part in activities that they may not have had the opportunity to experience before, and I think that all of the children who took part in these activities will have benefitted from their time there.
The varied sports and activities the children took part in last year are listed below, with those at the Water Sports Centre shown in blue:
Our intention is to provide as many high quality sport and sport based activities for our children as we can. We will continue to work with our partner organisations to deliver coaching at the highest level possible. Liverpool Lacrosse, Wavertree CC, LFC Foundation, Mersey Mavericks Basketball, LSSP (Liverpool School Sports Partnership), Think Dance and the team from the Liverpool Water Sports Centre will all be involved in helping us deliver a first class sport offer for our children. In the near future we aim to bring in other activities for our children to enjoy, such as orienteering and pony riding so that everyone at Lawrence can enjoy PE / Sport.
Have a fantastic year and remember to take part in as much sport as possible to keep yourself fit and healthy in mind and in body.
23 of our year 5 & 6 children took part in this event at the Liverpool Water Sports Centre.
Life savers from the Merseyside RNLI and ASA swimming coaches from The Wavertree Aquatic Centre instructed our children on how to stay safe in the event that they were to fall into open water: a most valuable life skill! The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and we would like to thank everyone who made it possible. 😁
Welcome to our sports pages for 2017/18. Last year we enjoyed a tremendous year entering lots of competitions and having lots of fun. Special mention must go to our wonderful dance troupe; our year 5/6 cricketers (see below) and our SEND New Age Kurling team who all had success at city level in their respective competitions.
We try to have something for everyone at Lawrence and we are always looking to add new sports and activities so that our children can find something that might suit them and help to keep them fit and healthy.
One of our year 5 classes has started to do a daily mile run 🏃( http://thedailymile.co.uk/) The children have loved this addition to their daily exercise routine and they have commented how much more energy they have in class at the start of the day.
In the last academic year we provided after school clubs in many of the activities listed below and our coaching provision, both in school hours and in after school events was second to none due to our connections with local sports clubs and organisations: Liverpool School Sports Partnership (LSSP), Liverpool FC, Sefton Park CC, Old Xaverians CC, Liverpool Lacrosse Club, Mersey Mavericks Basketball Club and Think Dance Studio. We also have our own dedicated sports coach, Brandon Goudie, who brings us expertise in all aspects of PE and sport. Our commitment to working with these fantastic clubs and organisations continues this year.
Listed below are the sports and PE activities that we provided at our school last year:
This coming year, aided by the increase in Sport Premium money, we intend to add other sports and recreational activities to our sports portfolio at Lawrence. Please feel free to ask if there is anything you would like us to add to our offer. In the meantime, keep active, keep healthy, keep playing sport.
Don’t forget to follow our sporting exploits on Twitter 😄 🏃 @LawrencePrimary
2017 - 2018
Children from year 3 and 4 had a fantastic morning of Boccia at Anfield Sports Centre.
The children will be hoping, like us all, that their hard work will result in them doing as well as our year 5 and 6 children this year who are representing Lawrence in the School Games in July.
Gaynor, our wonderful dance guru, came to help us celebrate International Dance Day.
All classes, from the nursery to year 6, had the opportunity to take part in an international dance.
In the video above our nursery children can be seen ‘strutting their stuff’!
If this video doesn’t make you smile then nothing will! 😄
Our fantastic KS1 dancers did incredibly well at the LSSP dance competition which was held at North Liverpool Academy.
Although they have only being dancing together as a group for a few weeks they did incredibly well.
Well done children and thank you to Mrs Adamson who has worked hard to get them to this fantastic level. We’ll definitely be back next year!
Lawrence CP - SEND Boccia City Champions 2017 🏆
WOW! Well done to our fantastic SEND Boccia team who performed magnificently to win the 2017 City Championship trophy 🏆 today. They will go on to represent the city in the School Games, held in 2018.
We are always looking for new sports for our children to take part in so it was great to hear how much they enjoyed the latest competition that we took part in, matball.
What a fantastic addition to our games portfolio.
Our first athletics event of the season in November!
Our children took part in a variety of indoor track and field events at SFX College, Woolton.
Our athletes did really well, finishing 3rd on the day, and they all had a fantastic time competing against other schools.
Well done, Lawrence 😁🏃♀️🏃🏿♂️
Well done to our year 5/6 girls who took part in the LFC Foundation Netball competition held at Anfield sports centre. The girls had a tremendous time.
For most of them it was their first experience of competitive sport and they did really well. 🤾🏿♀️
2016 - 2017
The Physical Education Curriculum at Lawrence aims to promote a healthy and active lifestyle, in a safe and supportive environment. Activities are experienced within a broad physical education curriculum, which aim to promote a broad base of movement knowledge, skills and understanding. The children are encouraged to appreciate the importance of a healthy body and begin to understand factors that affect health and fitness now and in later life.
PE and School Sport Funding
The government is determined to secure a significant and lasting legacy from the very successful 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games that were held in London. In order to achieve this and improve the provision of PE and sport in primary schools, additional funding of £150 million per annum has been made available for the academic years since 2013/14. In our school this amounts to £9700 for the year 2016/17.
At Lawrence Community Primary school we believe that sport is very important as it contributes to the health and well-being of our children. Sporting excellence and participation, alongside strong cultural opportunities, go hand in hand with academic standards.
We have used the sport funding to purchase the gold membership of the Liverpool School Sports Partnership, which alongside our own school actions has enabled us to strengthen and improve our provision in the following ways:
A wide range of activities are delivered in school which aim to engage and inspire all children. We are also committed to ensure that all children receive at least two hours per week of high quality well-planned PE.
Over the year each child will participate in games, athletics and gymnastic lessons. Years five and six take part in swimming lessons. These lessons are essential as being able to swim may save a child’s life. Moreover, it is on the National Curriculum and every child should be able to swim a minimum of 25 metres before they leave primary school. We provide ‘booster’ classes for those children who have not been able to meet the minimum level and it is our aim that all children who leave year six can swim the 25 metre minimum.
We also provide, high quality, residential opportunities for children. These residential trips give the children tremendous opportunities to engage in outdoor activities such as abseiling, orienteering and climbing activities to name just a few! We are continually looking for other opportunities so that we can offer our children first class sporting events so that they can keep fit and healthy.
At Lawrence, our ethos is that sport and exercise contribute to a child’s well-being. We have Fit4life classes which are run in partnership with Liverpool Football Club’s community team. We also offer other opportunities in alternative sports such as dodge ball, handball, ‘New Age Kurling’ and Boccia (a Paralympic sport seen at the Rio games). These alternative sports offer children who do not like mainstream sports such as football, cricket, basketball, hockey and netball the chance to take part in sport. We are also providing quality opportunities in dance for children.
Lawrence 'New Age Kurling' Area Champions 2016
PE and sport has a high profile in our school and permeates many aspects of school life. We provide a creative curriculum and sport provides many opportunities to develop knowledge in other subject areas such as science, mathematics, English and geography.
As mentioned above, our residential visits give children the chance to take part in some fantastic outdoor activities. The children can immerse themselves in activities that they may not have had the opportunity to do before and this, we believe, will help to boost a child’s self-esteem and confidence.
In the summer term we also hold our annual Sports Day when we encourage participation of all children and organise competitive events in various disciplines. Each child will be part of a team (this year’s theme is based around the Rugby World Cup) and they will compete with each other in a friendly but competitive way.
Other agencies are used to enhance the variety of activities available and we take full advantage when these opportunities become available. For example, we have close links with Liverpool Football Club and they run training sessions in the school. We have also made links with one of our local cricket clubs, Sefton Park, and we have used their facilities to play Kwik Cricket. A recent link has also been made with Liverpool Harriers and some of our children have been asked to attend their training sessions. We are also proud to have recently made links with Merseyside's latest basketball club, Mersey Mavericks. The club, based at St Hilda's college, are now coaching our year five and year six children on a Wednesday afternoon.
Our school is keen to provide a wide range of extra-curricular clubs for children throughout the year which are organised by our committed teaching staff and/or sports coaches. We try to cater for all our children’s needs and so ask the children which clubs they would like to see included during the year.
Lawrence competes in many inter-school competitions including: football, cricket, basketball, swimming, water polo, table tennis, hockey, ‘New Age Curling’ and Dodgeball. We have had many successes in these competitions and they are celebrated by all at our school.
School experiences are pivotal to the children’s future perception of physical activity and we believe that children leave our school equipped to enjoy sport for all its health and social benefits. For those who relish the competitive element, they gain the skills, confidence and relevant experience to succeed at their chosen level and discipline
We are proud of all of our children but it is fantastic when one of our former pupils excels in their chosen sport. Tony Bellew, attended Lawrence and he is currently Boxing's Cruiserweight Champion of the World. Ross Barkley is also a former pupil and he currently plays for Everton Football Club and has represented England at international level. Another former pupil who has also used his talents to great effect is Brandon Goudie. Brandon recently qualified in PE and sport at Liverpool John Moores University. His course required him to gain practical experience at a school so he did this at Lawrence. When he qualified he was offered a full time role supporting and delivering PE and sport in our school.