The Government is providing funding directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children, the funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
The staff, children and governors at Chalfont St Giles all agree that the money must be used so that:
Our PE and Sport action plan shows how we intend to spend the sports funding during 2016-2017 and the impact that this is having - see below for the Infant School Action Plan.
We have introduced 'Wake and Shake' at the infant and junior school. This is a simple routine set to music that we do as a whole school for five minutes every day. We do this after lunch to wake us all up ready for the afternoon's learning - both children and staff! The easy-to-follow routines are set to popular songs that the children are thoroughly enjoying.
An extensive range of school led and externally led lunchtime and after school activities support our curriculum, and form the link to competitive opportunities. Link to clubs -click here.
Change 4 Life is a national initiative aimed at getting both children and adults to:
We run a ‘Change 4 Life’ club to increase children’s physical activity and wellbeing, whereby a group of children from our junior school lead a club for a group of children at our infant school.
The junior children lead fun activities for the Infant school children, which fit into four categories (target, combat, flight and creative). They have a huge bag of equipment, which is exclusive to the club, and are able to choose what activities they do during the session. For example: archery, bowling, cheerleading, javelin, skipping, blindfolded pair work and many more!
This is a great opportunity for children to:
- Participate in a new type of sports club that is all about moving and having fun rather than competing against others
- Lead and take ownership of a club – they create the activities themselves
- Increase their self-confidence and self-esteem
- Most important of all – have fun!
We have a fantastic scheme called Play Leaders, whereby the Year 2 children are able to volunteer to become Play Leaders for a half term. This is an opportunity for the children to support others in the playground by initiating structured activities and games. The Play Leaders learn valuable organisation, communication and leadership skills whilst encouraging others to become more active.