Our Vision is to provide an exciting and challenging PE and Sport offer to every child at Lawrence CP
2021 / 22
Welcome back to Lawrence for our new school year.
I am hoping that this year will allow us to get back to normal with regard to our PE and Sport but for the time being (until the October half term break) we will be carrying on as we were at the end of the summer 2021 term.
After that, we can hopefully start to attend competitions again and take part in the activities that we have come to know and love in our school (Park Palace Ponies, LSSP competitions, LFC Foundation competitions etc.).
In the meantime, scroll down to the pictures and videos from the final week of term when year 5 and year 6 enjoyed themselves at the Watersports Centre.
Have a great year and keep checking here for more PE and Sport information.
Keep Fit and healthy
It was fantastic to return to Park Palace Ponies after such a long time.
The children had a fantastic afternoon and we would like to thank our friends at Park Palace for looking after us
It was great to recommence outdoor competitions again today. We have, in the past, always attended these competitions run by the LFC Foundation, LSSP (Liverpool School Sports Partnership), Liverpool Lacrosse (at Liverpool Cricket Club) and Wavertree Cricket Club etc. It was our first competition at an event run by Everton Football Club’s magnificent community organisation, EITC (Everton In The Community) today though. Prescot Soccer Centre was the venue and although we didn’t win too many games we did win some new friends with our children’s fantastic sportsmanship and enthusiasm.
Well done children
Fingers crossed we’ll be entering even more after Christmas with Basketball, New Age Kurling, Boccia and table tennis amongst the upcoming competitions on offer as well as more LFC Mini League games.
Watch out for the LSSP Futsal competition pictures which should be on here after we play next Thursday (25th November).
It's been a long time but today we enjoyed taking part in our first LSSP competition of the 2021/22 academic year.
Fingers crossed the other competitions that we've entered as well as our water sports activities will appear directly under this announcement.
More fabulous photos and videos from our most recent trip to Park Palace Ponies (Friday 19th November 2021).
The children’s faces are testament to why our school does this. They enjoy it so much; and later on in the school year the pony riding and pony care classes will be complemented by cross curricular lessons in science (Animals and Their Habitats) and art.
2020 / 21
Welcome back to a new academic year at Lawrence. 2019-20 was a very strange year for sport and PE not only in our school but in every school throughout the United Kingdom (and the World).
The Global Pandemic which closed our school in March 2020 brought an abrupt end to sport and leisure activities up and down the country. Now we are back in school there are still many restrictions which will limit what we can and cannot do with regard to sport and leisure activities.
Rest assured we will do our best to offer first class PE and games opportunities at Lawrence and hopefully, when things start to get better we can resume our normal activities: taking part in external competitions with LSSP (Liverpool School Sports Partnership) and the LFC Foundation and visiting our friends at The Liverpool Water Sports Centre, Park Palace Ponies and Wavertree Cricket Club.
We will try our best to get our after school clubs going again as soon as possible and Mr Goudie and myself are really looking forward to seeing you at these wonderful clubs that I know so many of you love to attend.
School swimming will hopefully resume in March 2021. Normally, Year 6 would visit the Wavertree Aquatic Centre from September through to Christmas and Year 5 would then attend from January until July. This wasn't possible in this academic year because of the social distancing measures that have been put in place by the swimming team from the local authority.
I really hope that we can get back to some kind of normal soon, as I really miss being able to report on here about the fantastic events that we have taken part in and posting pictures of your happy faces for everyone to see.
In the meantime, stay safe everybody and keep your fingers crossed, like me, that we'll be back to normal soon.
4th January - 8th March - School Lockdown
During this most recent lockdown PE sessions were delivered remotely using our Google Classroom ‘MEET’ and the sessions, delivered by our PE coach, were well attended and enjoyed by all children. Our PE scheme, Real PE, formed the basis of the remote lessons and the core principles of agility, balance and coordination were evident in every session. Evidence of the popularity and engagement of the children in the sessions can be found in the ‘MEET’ recordings logs and via our Twitter handle: @LawrencePrimary: Twitter
Clips from the remote lessons and a link to 'Mr Goudie's Virtual Classroom are available below.
5M warming up before taking part in their PE lesson with Mr Goudie.
Kinball is a fast paced game that we introduced into Lawrence a few years ago.
The children really love playing it and as well as being a really good test of their agility, balance and coordination it is also a fantastic game for building team working skills.
July 2021 Update
PE and Sport at Lawrence really comes into its own during the summer term however Covid 19 was still casting its shadow over what we could do safely. As always at Lawrence we try to adapt to conditions and everyone gave it their all to ensure that the children had as much fun as possible in the lead up to the end of the academic year.
Mr Goudie, who has delivered consistently excellent PE lessons to each year bubble throughout the pandemic, organised some wonderful sports days for each year group and the children enjoyed them immensely.
In the final week of term we were able to take the children from year 5 and year 6 to the Liverpool Watersports Centre. The activities we do at the centre (Kayaking, Rafted Canoes, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Water Park Activities) are normally enjoyed throughout the summer term but the pandemic, which has curtailed many of the activities that we do at this time of the year, meant that these were the first visits of the year for the children.
The year 6 children were leaving us of course to go on to their secondary education so it was fantastic that we were able to take them to the centre for a full day's activities to celebrate their final days in our school.
Fingers crossed we will be able to return to normal as soon as possible in the coming new academic year.
Welcome back to a new academic year at Lawrence. 2018/19 was another incredible year of sport at our school and we will try to ensure that this year will be just as good, if not better! Special mention should be made to our Badminton and Boccia teams who enjoyed success at county level in their respective games (see pictures below). The children were playing against children from every borough in Merseyside so their achievement was incredible! We took part in numerous competitions and we tried to involve as many children as possible throughout the school.
Our ethos is that there is some sporting activity for everyone and this why we have a very broad range of sports on offer. Our wonderful sports specialist, Mr Goudie, has been casting his net far and wide in an effort to drive up standards in sport at our school. He has been working with children in KS1 to make sure that the foundations are laid at an early age. A multi-sports after school club is proving very popular and we are already seeing the benefits of these early interventions.
Our very successful partnership with Park Palace Ponies will continue this year and, having spoken to the children who attended the pony riding sessions there in the last academic year, I know that they thoroughly enjoyed themselves and picked up so many skills, not just in riding ponies but in pony care matters as well.
Similarly, our relationship with Liverpool Water Sport Centre has grown and we are very appreciative of the fact that they put us forward as the only primary school to take part in the Ineos 1851 Trust sailing initiative. The 1851 foundation provided funds for children from inner city schools to experience sailing first hand. Some of these children may never have had the opportunity to take part in sailing, so this is a fantastic experience for them. We hope one day that we might see an ex-Lawrence pupil skippering an America's Cup yacht in this world famous series of races.
Our sports partnerships with Liverpool F.C. Foundation, LSSP (Liverpool School Sports Partnership) and Liverpool Primary Schools Athletic Association give us access to top quality competitions and involve us in a network of sport that can only be beneficial to our school and children.
Once again this year we were successful in achieving the Sainsbury's Silver School Games Mark. This is a reward for all the hard work that we do at Lawrence and recognition that we provide a high quality sport offer at our school.
Swimming - Wavertree Aquatics Centre
Our year six children worked exceptionally hard over the year to try and meet and exceed the National Curriculum expectation in swimming. A child should be able to swim 25 metres and be able to swim 10 metres as a minimum in a second stroke (backstroke or breaststroke). They should also be able to perform self rescue in a pool and take part in a water safety event.
Our statistics for last year's year six cohort are:
Able to swim 25 metres: 80%
Able to complete 10 metres in a second stroke: 75%
Able to perform self rescue: 90%
We work in partnership with the local authority swimming department to get as many children as possible up to the required level and we provide top up swimming sessions in the summer term for children who might be struggling with their swimming.
So, off we go into another school year. Try to get involved in our after school clubs and keep active and fit.
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:
Another trophy to add to our cabinet 😁👍🏻👍🏽
A fantastic effort from our children in their heat at Toxteth Firefit. The children had to be at their best to see off the opposition and move forward into the City Finals!
Well done children 😁
Children from our new year 6 cohort enjoying their first yachting taster session.
Thanks to Jon and Andrea at LWC and the 1851 trust and team Ineos 👍🏻👍🏽⛵️
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 team, led by Jon, have really worked hard to help us give our children a unique opportunity and we hope to make our association with them a long one.
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.
An amazing performance by our children at the Boccia County Championship. To finish runners-up in such a prestigious tournament was a fantastic result.
Well done children.
A fantastic 2019 sports day took place on Wednesday 19th June. The sun shone and everyone had a really enjoyable time. Thanks to everyone who made this such a memorable day and an amazing celebration of sport in our school. Well done to the children from KS2 who worked really hard for their World Cup Cricket teams. The results will appear here when everyone submits their scores.
Our volley ballers performed remarkably at the recent LSSP competition and came first out of eight competing teams. A fantastic performance and a just reward for all the hard work that the team put in leading up to the competition.
A big thanks to Mr Goudie and Steve, from LSSP, for the brilliant coaching sessions that got our children to such a high standard.
A fantastic performance from our children at the LFC Foundation Handball Competition.
We finished in third place which was a great result because the competition was really good.
On Friday 9th November, 2018 ten children from 4M became the first children from our school to attend a pony riding and pony care session at Park Palace Pony riding school in Mill Street, Liverpool 8.
Thanks to Keith and all of his helpers all of the children (and the teachers who went with them) had a wonderful afternoon and enjoyed their first experience of pony riding.
We hope this was just the first of many sessions that our children will enjoy at Park Palace Ponies and we are excited to add this to our fantastic curriculum at Lawrence.
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.