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:
Youth Sport Trust Self Audit – September 2017
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 previously '' areas have now moved on to ‘ ’ areas of provision.
We are providing high quality outcomes for young people through PE and school sport.
We identified the below as our ‘’ areas of provision. We are doing well in these areas but we could improve further:
We have previously identified the below as our ‘’ areas of provision. We are proud of our continuing progress in these areas:
Please see below our full September 2017 audit.