Let's Get Active - Fit Frogwell!
At Frogwell Primary School we believe all children should experience high quality PE and school sports. Our Curriculum is based on the teaching and development of the basic skills: Agility, Balance and Coordination. We follow a Multi skills based curriculum from Foundation Stage to Year 6, using REAL PE as our scheme of work. We introduce more formal games such as tag rugby, hockey, netball and kwik cricket in KS2. Alongside games, there is also a focus on REAL gymnastics, dance and outdoor education (Forest Schools being part of this). Pupils from EYFS to Year 5 have swimming lessons each year for 1 term with pupils in Year 6 having additional swimming if they have not reached national standard by Year 5. Pupils in Y2 and Y6 take part in residential visits.
Staff are trained in the Real PE programme – A fundamental movement skills scheme devised by Ronnie Heath from Create development. These programmes focus not only on the physical development of the child, but their social, cognitive, personal development and health and fitness.
As a result of the government’s investment in school sport, we now work in partnership with Up & Under Sports. A coach is employed to work alongside teachers 1 morning a week, delivering the curriculum. We strongly believe that a team teaching approach will greatly benefit the children and ensure our teachers also receive professional development remaining skilled and up to date. We are also supported by specialist coaches who deliver specific sports programmes such as football, tennis and kwik cricket.
Term 5 and 6 Enrichment Activities
Our Active Academy team in Year 5 had another visit to Abbeyfield to try out some new sports and also had a trip to Bath University for a day of activity! 3 other children joined them for the Bath trip. A mixed team and a girls team also took part in the Cricket Festival and worked well in their teams. All Year 5 and 6 pupils are benefitting from further cricket development with Mr Kingwell in Term 6. The 'Chance to Shine' cricket development programme is also being run for all our Year 3 and 4 pupils.
All Year 5 pupils took part in the Tri-Golf Festival at Sheldon School and had an amazing time - they improved their skills considerably during the afternoon. We may have some future golfers and cricketers in training!
Term 4 PE and Enrichment Activities
This term the whole school enjoyed our sponsored Sports Relief Day. We enjoyed cycling around the school field, dancing with Mrs Snowden, relaxing and developing mindfulness with Mrs Dudbridge, completing the obstacle course and also playing a new game with our sports coach. We finished the morning by welcoming Mr Harvey from Chippenham Town Council to our school. He visited all of the primary schools in Chippenham to raise money. Well done to everyone for taking part an raising a lot of money! In March we participated in the Chippenham Rigby Festival and had great fun. With every game, we improved. Well done to all children who went and demonstrated great sportsmanship. Year 1 and Year 2 took part in the All Stars Cricket Programme and also received football training from football Coach Mr Phillips. What a busy term it was!
Term 3 PE and Enrichment Activities
This term Harry, Toby, Courtney and Rhianna all took part in Active Academy held at Abbeyfield School. They enjoyed trying squash and fencing. They will return for part two in term 4. Also France Class (Year 2) took part in the Chippenham Schools Dance Festival held at the Neeld Hall. They performed a dance based on the discovery of fire and the creation of dance! What a way to start the evening! Well done to all children who are running around the field and earning house points for each lap. Harley and Ben attended their second day of Sports Ambassador training at Trowbridge and came back with even more ideas. Next term our Sports Council will be planning their first big event - Sports Relief!
Term 1 and 2 PE and Enrichment Activities
This term Year 3 and 4 went to Hardenhuish School to try badminton and new age curling. They had great fun. All Year 3 /4 children also took part in the Chippenham Town Partnership Christmas Cross Country. Year 1 and 2 children went to the dome to take part in a cricket workshop. The children will take part in the Key Stage 1 Chance to Shine programme in Term 4.
Term 2 2017
Our Sports Council was established after our school Sports Ambassadors Ben Mullarkey and Harley Camburn attended their Bronze level Sports Ambassador Training at Trowbridge. They are very enthusiastic and want to improve sport and activity at Frogwell School. They attend their next course in Term 3.
Cricket Club for Year 2, 3 and 4 on Monday Lunchtime 12-12.30pm - led by Ben and Harley.
Frogwell School allocation 2014/15 income £8,684.
Frogwell School allocation 2015/16 income £8,978
Frogwell School allocation 2016/17 income £8,848
Frogwell School allocation 2017/18 income £16,000 plus an additional £10 per child
This grant is used in many ways. It continues to provide an outstanding PE teaching programme led by Up and Under Sports, provides additional PE for targeted inactive children, provide a range of clubs at lunchtime and after school and also covers the cost of membership to the Chippenham Sports Partnership. This partnership provides CPD for the PE subject leader, a range of opportunities for all children, regular sporting festivals and update information regarding new initiatives.
Frogwell School uses the REAL PE scheme of work which supports and helps to develop the whole child. Teachers have received training by REAL PE and are now using REAL GYM in addition. This is a fundamental skills development scheme devised by Ronnie Heath from Create development. This scheme not only focuses on the physical development of the child, but their social, cognitive, personal development and health and fitness.
REAL PE Initiative - Giving all children the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life.
The ‘REAL PE’ programme provides fun and simple to follow Schemes of Work and support for Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 practitioners that give them the confidence and skills to deliver outstanding PE. It is fully aligned to the new National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements and focuses on the development of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique and market leading approach to teaching and learning in PE.
Most of our sports clubs are provided free of charge and over the year we aim to provide a varied programme for all age groups.
Clubs linked to Sport / Physical Fitness Term 5 2018:
Netball Year 5 / 6 Tuesday 3pm - Mrs Munday
Cricket Year 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 Friday 3pm - Mr Kingwell (Up and Under)
Rounders Year 4 / 5 / 6 Monday 3pm - Mrs Stevens
Gymnastics Year 2 / 3 Monday 3pm - Mrs Snowden
Football Year 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 Friday 3pm - Mr and Mrs McCosh - stopped during Term 6
Tai Chi Year 2 - 6 Tuesday lunchtime - Mrs Rees (volunteer)
Dance Year 2 - 6 Thursday 3pm - Mrs Snowden
Frogwell School participate in netball and football fixtures against other town primary schools and also take part in the Chippenham Schools Tournament held at Sheldon School each year. We enter the School Games Level 2 competitions in Tag Rugby, Hockey, Kwik Cricket, and Netball. Since receiving the Sports Premium, some of our hardest to reach pupils have participated in new sport and joined more after school clubs. Targeted pupils have also benefitted from additional PE led by Up and Under Sports. Children are selected to attend 'Active Academy' each year and gifted and talented children identified to attend special events and training.
The government funding will enable us to continue our involvement in these festivals and allow us to broaden the type of events we attend. We will also be able to attend more activities organised by our partner secondary school such Multi skills festivals, Dance Festival and Olympic Legacy events. Most importantly, it will encourage increasing numbers of pupils to get active and enjoy the buzz that physical activity gives you.