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PE Grant

PE and Sport Grant information from the DfE

Monkton Park allocation 2014/15 income £8,950.00.

Up and Under Sports Ltd and Selina Porter (SSCo) are employed two days per week and work alongside teaching staff to provide high quality physical education for our pupils.  In addition to this they enhance our extra curricular provision, by providing clubs both before and after school.

Our grant has also funded AGAT sporting opportunities and support for those with additional needs


PE & Sport Funding


PE & Sport Funding

Real PE

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.


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2014 - 2015


Chippenham Sports Partnership Meetings
PE Agendas




Squirrels' Class visit to
Chippenham Town Football Club

On Friday 9th January Squirrels' Class visited Chippenham Town FC's home ground Hardenhuish Park. The day went very well and the children had lots of fun. Mike Brewer coached a fantastic football session in the morning in the Dome, where the children learnt lots of new skills.  Our own Mr Will Hulbert did a superb presentation on the history of the club.  The children also had a Q&A session with CTFC Chairman Neil Blackmore and CTFC manager Mark Collier.  The children had a tour of the ground and facilities and met Chippy the club mascot.



Wiltshire Council Basketball Coaching Programme

Y6 have participated in a 6 week junior basketball project funded in part by Wiltshire Council and our School Sport Premium allocation. The programme was led by 2 coaches with a view to developing the children’s skills and game play. The children have really enjoyed and benefited from this specialised coaching. The coaches have been extremely impressed with the standard and skill level of the class. They reported that they are the most talented group of children they have worked with at primary level and that their ability level is extremely high. Well done Badgers.





Christmas Cross Country

On Friday 5th December we went to Hardenhuish and Sheldon School to take part in the first Christmas Cross Country event. We all boarded the mini buses with our Christmas hats and jingle bells. When we arrived at Sheldon School we took part in a group warm up, which was fun! Then Father Christmas arrived, he led us all outside and after some words of encouragement he set us all off with a merry ho, ho, ho! We ran 2 laps of the Hardenhuish and Sheldon field. After we had finished we went over to Sheldon School for a very well deserved hot chocolate with cream. Thank you to all the P.E. teachers from Hardenhuish, Sheldon and Abbeyfield, it was a fantastic morning.




Our mentoring programme in PE is one of many initiatives funded by the School Sport Premium allocation. This term KS1 have been working on developing skills in physical literacy namely Agility, Coordination and Balance. These lessons have been led by Mrs Porter who has worked alongside the class teachers. Similarly in KS2 Up and Under Sports has worked alongside staff on tag rugby with years 3 and 4, and an introduction to contact rugby with years 5 and 6. These have been very successful and the children are making great progress. Year 6 are now confident in basic tackling and match play which will certainly help the transition into year 7 for our boys.


News from the secondary schools

We were thrilled to hear that a number of our pupils recently took part in the Y7 Rugby and Netball tournaments and were part of successful teams. How good to know that their enthusiasm continues and that they are building on their successes from primary school. Well done all.


Multi Skills Festival

On Friday 7th November all of the Year 2s went to a multi skills festival at the Dome. All the children were very excited to be going. The children took part in lots of activities there were 10 stations that tested agility, co-ordination and balance.  They had a go at hockey, balancing, ladder running, relay races, scoring goals and many more exciting activities. Some of the children even had a go at scoring a goal against Mrs Porter. The children were supported at each station by sports leaders from Hardenhuish school who did a great job at encouraging and involving the children not that our children needed any!  All Year 2 children behaved fantastically and were a credit to Monkton Park, they were all involved and enjoyed the event.



Sporting Success

Congratulations to the follow pupils who have been excelling in sports outside of school.

Teigan from Badgers - for her trampolining award from Team Bath Evolution.

Kieran from Badgers - for wining his first boxing match.

Maddy from Squirrels - for wining the backstroke and breaststrok events at a gala at St Margaret's school.

Well Done


Netball and Football

Well done to the Netball and Football teams who have played their 1st tournements of the season.  They won, drew and lost, but showed great potential for the coming year.


Subject Leader Training

September 19th

Mrs Douglas attended the first of 3 days training for the Real PE programme. This initial day was for subject leaders to examine and familiarise themselves with the materials and schemes of work. The day involved a balance of practical activities alongside how to use the materials for lesson planning and progression. She returned with resources for each year group ready for the staff training day in February when all teachers will receive training from Create Development.


2013 - 2014

National Dwarf Games

On the Bank Holiday weekend Jessica from Squirrels class took part in the National Dawrf Games, in Brimingham.  Jessica took part in different events over the weekend including Running, Swimming and Frisbee throwing.  Jessica did amazingly well and came 1st in the Swimming competition.  She received a medal and certificate and met the Paralympic champion Ellie Symmonds.



Team Bath Netball

On the evening of Thursday 3rd April, Our netball team went to Bath University, to celebrate a good season.  We went to see Team Bath play the Yorkshire Jets.  After a short journey we took our seats and had a few photographs with the STAR!! (the mascot of Bath university)  Team Bath dominated the first quarter however the Jets came back and the next two quarters saw some excellent play especially the shooting. The final quarter ended with Team Bath winning 64 – 54.  We all pitched in to buy a teddy bear for the school, we got it signed by some of the players, we also had our tickets signed.  It was an excellent event and we had lots of fun.

By Jacob, Jessica and Sophia



National School Games Level 2 Tag Rugby Festival

Friday saw another very successful sporting afternoon for Monkton Park.  Our year 6 Tag Rugby team finished 2nd overall in the National School Games Level 2 festival held at Chippenham Rugby Club.  Having finished 1st in their pool, we went on to play Corsham Primary School in the semi-final winning 7 tries to 3.  The sun eventually shone as the final against St Marys began, and following an exciting and closely fought match St Marys won 5-4
Well done to all the children who took part. This was Monkton Parks highest ever placing in the tournament and they were a credit to the school and their parents.


National School Games, Level 3 Netball Festival

Huge congratulations to our netball team who finished 3rd overall in this closely fought competition.  The team were unbeaten in their pool scoring highly in all their matches to finish first.   They went on to play Oakhurst Primary in the semi-final losing by only one goal 3-2.  They went on to play Harnham School in a third place decider game.  This proved to be a very exciting match, which ended 5-5.  A golden goal would decide the winners and following excellent play by Ella as Centre and numerous shots at goal by Jess and Jacob, Jess eventually scored.


Chippenham Town Schools Tournament

Congratulations to both our Football and Netball teams, who came 5th in the competition on Saturday.  Both teams played exceptionally well against tough opposition, and displayed great sportsmanship.


Team Talent

On Friday 14th March some of our AGAT pupils took part in a Team Talent morning run by Hardenhuish, Sheldon and Abbeyfield Schools. Here is a summary of the event by Emily in Foxes

"We were put into groups with other children from the town schools and we did a round robin of activities including gymnastics, athletics and team building games. We were given a booklet which showed the different roles you might have in a team such as the driver who is the leader and the engine who keeps the team going when they need a boost. We worked really hard and did lots of activities we hadn’t done before. At the end we all were given t shirts and certificates. It was a really good morning and a lot of fun."


Sports for You/Sports Relief




Thank you to everyone who took part and sponsored the children for this joint “Sport For You” and “Sport Relief” venture.  The children were really put through their paces on the fitness circuit and showed great stamina and determination.  Rob Mitchell talked to the children about his career and the importance of being active and eating healthily.  He then presented postcards and posters as well as signed photos for those children who raised above £39.00.

A huge congratulations to Fieldmice who were presented with a trophy for raising the most money.

We made £1,875.70 from the event.  Sports for you North received £787.40 to help them in their work supporting unsponsored British athletes.  The school received £988.30,  half of this will be donated to Sports Relief and the remainder will be used to buy equipment for the school.

Thank you agin for making this event so sucessful.



Wiltshire Primary PE Conference 27th February
attended by Mrs Douglas

It was inspiring to hear Baroness Sue Campbell speak and to listen directly to OFSTED inspectorate.

The message from the Youth Sports Trust and Ofsted regarding the £9000 a year investment in primary PE focuses is that success should be measured by how much you have changed or improved the way your school approaches PE.  They highlighted that healthy children are better learners and that PE impacts on the whole curriculum.

Baroness Campbell spoke passionately about the fact that primaries need to have an impact on "physical literacy", childhood obesity and to make a difference now.

Schools have never been in such a fortunate position with funding extended to 2020 - PE subject leaders need to invest this money wisely and sustainably.

OFSTED spoke about looking at school websites to gauge how a school was having an impact and that future inspections will include PE.

With regard to Physical Literacy -

Physical Literacy is as important a skill as Reading, Writing and Maths.  When a child is learning to read they first learn words such as cat, sat, mat.  Similarly as a child learns physical skills they learn skills such as how to run, jump, throw and balance.  Children then string words together into sentences and read them.  In the same way, physical skills are linked together to create movement phrases in order to perform activities such as riding a bike, swimming or performing the long jump. As children become more confident and experienced in these skills they are able to use those skills in different environments, across wide-ranging sports.  These children will develop into adults who have the necessary skills to participate and enjoy sport and physical activity throughout life at whatever level they chose, whether recreationally or competitively.

Importantly, these fundamental skills need to be learned and developed from an early age in order 'hook them onto sport for life'.  Parents, teachers, coaches and young leaders all have a part to play in this important physical literacy journey.

This was a fantastic opportunity to meet and discuss the future of PE in our school with inspirational and informed experts. One video in particular summed up the importance of this investment.


School Games Level 2 Netball

On Monday 10th February Monkton Park netball team played in the School Games Level 2 netball festival at Hardenhuish.  The team played 5 games and won their pool, winning all their matches and conceding only 3 goals.  After a tense semi final against Frogwell, the team progressed to the final and won 2-0.  Well done to all the children who played brilliantly and we wish them success as they represent Mid Wilts at the next stage - Level 3 games.


Year 6 Young Leaders

Year 6 have successfully completed their Young Leader Training and are now involved in organising games and activities for the younger children at lunchtimes.  Well done to all of them.

Gifted and Talented - Young Officals Training

Who - Jacob, Declan, Jess and Bethan

What - Young Officials Course for Football and Netball

Where - Hardenhuish Sports hall

When - Friday 10th January 2014

On 10th January 2014 Declan, Jacob,Bethan and Jess went on a Young Officials course for High 5 Netball and Football.  They were each given a whistle and a young officials t-shirt.  The two girls stayed in the main hall and were given a booklet to complete.  They did a simple warm up and officiated a 5 minute netball match.  Meanwhile the boys were also given a booklet to complete, and taught "what a Ref should do at the start of a match" like pitch inspections.  They then refereed a football match.  "we all had great fun and wish we could do it again" said the four pupils.

 By Bethan, Jess, Declan and Jacob.


Sports Relief - Sponsored Health Lifestyle Challenge

On Friday 7th February we received a visit from Robert Mitchell, a “Team GB” High Jumper.  He came in from "Sports for you North", to explain to the children all about the Sponsored fitness circuit they will be taking part in on 5th March.

The Circuit is based on 4 different exercises:

  1. Spotty Dogs (Gentle warm and good for coordination)
  2. Leg Drives (Helps build lower body and leg strength)
  3. Press ups, or Half Press ups (Helps build upper body strength)
  4. Star Jumps (Gentle warm down exercise)

The fitness event will jointly raise funds for School, Sports Relief and Young unsponsored Team GB athletes.

Below is a copy of the letter and Sponsor form.



PE Subject Leaders Development

Mrs Douglas has attended 2 PE Subject Leader meetings this term.  This network of Schools meets regularly to share good practice and to provide training.  Most recently this has covered assesment of PE, and the requirements for PE in the new National Curriculum.


School Games Level 2 Football

Monkton Park Football Team had achieved great success at the North Wiltshire Level 2 School Games Football Tournament held at a freezing cold Stanley Park, on November 25th.
We were placed in a pool of six teams, including teams from King's Lodge, St Paul's and Langley Fitzurse. We played 5 matches ,winning four and drawing 1. Highlights included; Declan's last second winner versus Charter, an exhilarating match against Langley Fitzurse (which included some fantastic attempts at goal by Ben) and Adam's smashing volley versus St. Paul's which took us into the final.
The reward for these performances was a place in the final against St. Mary's. There were hundreds of people watching. The atmosphere was electric and after a nervy but solid performance the game went into extra time. We played extremely well throughout the match and in extra time. However, looking to avoid penalties, Monkton Park went onto the attack but unfortunately let in a goal which led to St. Mary's going on to win the competition.

We love our shiny runners up medals!

By Bethan from Badgers  


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