At Chalfont St Giles Village School, we believe that every child should enjoy a range of experiences within physical education and sport. Through our extensive curriculum, extra-curricular clubs and other opportunities, we promote positive attitudes to health and wellbeing, the development of fundamental skills and a love for being active.
During physical education lessons, children follow personal learning journeys based on a fundamental skills, and multi-ability approach to teaching and learning – ‘Real PE’. Our curriculum equips children with the essential abilities to maximise potential, and enjoy long-term participation in physical activity and sport. Teaching and learning focuses on three main building blocks for every sporting action, these are known as Fundamental movement skills:
The curriculum encourages creativity, collaboration and self-challenge, through six themed units per year, known as ‘multi-abilities’ which include:
In Key Stage 1, using ‘Real PE’ children explore the multi-abilities and fundamental skills through songs, stories and personal best challenges. Children begin to develop the notion of moving progressively through challenges until they reach the point of ‘failure’, then working collaboratively they ‘practice perfect’ until they can achieve consistent success – “that's when we know its time to move on to the next challenge” (Year 2 child).
In Key Stage 2, we use ‘Real PE’ to look at how fundamental skills can be combined, and their context in sporting activities. Children experiment with the ‘How?’ and ‘Why?’ of combined skills, collaboratively and creatively exploring the most effective ways of practicing and performing more complex sporting actions. “I chose to combine three different types of jumps in my sequence, a hop, a skip and a jump. It helps me go further and higher without loosing balance” (Year 3 child).
Sports week is our chance to celebrate the children’s learning over the year and to further promote the importance of physical activity, health and well being. Sports Week will usually begin with our well attended Sports Day which gives each child the opportunity to participate in games and races of a gently competitive nature whilst being supported by their teachers, peers and parents. During the week the children are encouraged to be as active as possible, taking part in a Mini Marathon, a whole school Wake and Shake dance off and an inter-house multi skills competition.
We have joined a cluster of over 40 primary schools in Buckinghamshire that is run by Dr Challoner’s High School. Our level two membership gives us access to:
The Youth Sport Trust has a self audit tool to allow schools to assess their current PE provision and identify areas for future development. We will do this audit on an annual basis to track our progress.
We are happy to say that our 'emerging' areas have now moved on to ‘established’ areas of provision.
We identified the below as our ‘established’ areas of provision. We are doing well in these areas but we could improve further:
The contribution of PE and sport provision to overall school improvement.
The teaching and learning of PE in the school.
The school has a vision for PE and school sport.
The leadership and management of PE and school sport (this has improved since the April 2014 audit when it was ‘emerging’)
We have a broad, rich and engaging PE curriculum.
We are providing high quality outcomes for young people through PE and school sport.
We are providing a rich, varied and inclusive school sport offer as an extension of the curriculum.
We identified the below as our ‘embedded’ area of provision. We are proud of our progress in this area:
All pupils are provided with a range of opportunities to be physically active and they understand how physical activity can help them to adopt a healthy and active lifestyle.
Our school knows how to effectively utilise the new PE and school sport funding.
Please see below our full September 2017 audit.