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 below shows how we intend to spend the sports funding and the impact that this is having.
An extensive range of lunchtime and after school activities support our curriculum, and form the link to competitive opportunities.
The Infant School 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.
The Junior School have a fantastic scheme called Sports Leaders, whereby year six children plan and lead a club for four weeks. So far the teams of Sports Leaders have run a variety of clubs for year three and four children including: tag rugby, netball, gymnastics, badminton, circuits, football, basketball and dance. This is an opportunity for children to learn valuable planning, organisation, communication and leadership skills
We have introduced 'Wake and Shake' at both 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. Each year group takes it in turns to choreograph and lead their own routines for the rest of the class. When the weather is nice we do this on the playground too!
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, 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: