Physical Education at Farnborough Grange
At Farnborough Grange Nursery and Infant School, our curriculum is designed to promote the holistic development of our pupils to enable them to lead active, healthy lifestyles and to foster a lifelong love for physical activity. We believe that through PE, our children develop fundamental movement skills, enhance physical fitness, build resilience and develop important teamwork and communication skills. We strive to support all children to develop a sense of belonging in PE through respecting both adults and peers and working as a team.
We want to instil confidence and self-esteem in all our children and encourage them to embrace new challenges when they arise. We aim for our children to develop a positive attitude towards physical activity and support them to aspire to be the best they can be when taking part in PE both inside and outside of school. We promote inclusivity, ensuring that every child has equal access to high-quality PE provision.
Our PE curriculum incorporates a progressive sequence of activities that are relevant, engaging, and developmentally appropriate for our pupils. We carefully plan and map our lessons to ensure they align with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and National Curriculum 2014 expected outcomes to meet the needs of our learners. We include activities that enhance children's fundamental movement skills, coordination, balance, and spatial awareness.
We have specialist PE teachers, as well as class teachers delivering 2 hours a week of PE to all classes. We embrace an inclusive approach to PE, ensuring that all children, regardless of their abilities or backgrounds, are fully included in lessons. We make necessary adaptations and provide additional support to enable all pupils to participate and experience success. We celebrate and value diversity, ensuring that our activities and equipment cater to the diverse needs and interests of our pupils.
We have appropriate facilities, equipment, and resources that support a wide range of physical activities. These include sports equipment, mats, balls, hoops, climbing frames, and a designated outdoor area for physical play.
Our teachers use objective specific assessment sheets to track pupils progress of skills taught and identifies areas for improvement. Assessment in PE involves observing and evaluating children's skills, techniques, and attitudes towards physical activity. We provide regular feedback to pupils, acknowledging their achievements and providing guidance on how they can further develop their skills.
The PE curriculum is therefore implemented at each stage in the following ways:
Our PE provision has the following impact on our pupils:
Inclusivity and Wellbeing:
In conclusion, our PE curriculum, implemented with thoughtful planning, motivated staff, resources, inclusivity, and assessment tracking, has a significant positive impact on the physical, personal, social, and emotional development of our infant school pupils.
Sports Day 2022!
Wow! What a day we had watching all of our talented children taking part in Sports Day. Despite the heat, the children absolutely out did themselves and really showed the Farnborough Grange Way, by getting stuck in and cheering on all of their friends. To show off all of their varying skills and talents, they took part in a range of different competitive team games and individual races. It was a pleasure to watch all of the children trying their best and getting involved. We were lucky enough to have the help of some students from Kings International College who were brilliant setting up the stations, keeping scores and motivating our children to do their best.
A big Thank you to all of the parents/ carers who came along to cheer on the children. They loved having you here to watch them shine and it was so lovely for them to be able to share the day with you all.
Throughout the day, the children were in coloured teams and scores were kept from each race. I am very excited to tell you that the scores were added up from all of the year groups and the winning team for 2022 were the RED TEAM! The scores were very close and all teams did brilliantly!
Inter-School Sports Event
This term, some of our year 2 children had the opportunity to take part in a Christmas inter-school sports event held at the Aldershot Tennis Centre. The children were amazing and got stuck into every activity on offer. They showed great skill when dribbling the ball with a racket and could throw a ball with accuracy by knocking over Santa several times.
I am very pleased to announce that in the team target throw challenge , scores were added up across the attending schools and Farnborough Grange Infants were the winners! They worked so well as a team.
Sports for Schools Fundraising Event (May 2023)
Wow! What an amazing afternoon the children had meeting Olympic Wheelchair rugby gold medalist Kylie Grimes and taking part in their sponsored circuit. All of the children were brilliant at joining in the different circuit activities which included doing 1 minute of:
We could not believe the outstanding efforts from the children in getting their sponsorships. We raised an amazing £2500 which is absolutely incredible! I am pleased to say that some of this money will be going towards lots of physical development equipment across the school for learning time, as well playtimes. Thank you all for making such an effort and for collectively raising so much money for a brilliant cause.
Following their sponsored circuit, the children had the chance to listen to Kylie's story about always trying your best and never giving up to achieve your goals. The children listened brilliantly and even had a chance to ask Kylie some questions about how she managed to win Gold.
Sports Day 2023!
What a day we had showcasing all of the sporting talents of our Farnborough Grange children to their families. It was so lovely to see such a good turn out and huge amount of support/ cheering on, during all of the fun activities and races.
The children all did such an amazing job trying their best both taking part in individual races and working as a team, which is exactly what we want to see! We were very lucky to have the help of students from Kings International College who all helped make each activity run as smoothly as possible, so a huge thank you to them!
All four teams tried so hard and the scores at the end were so close! It was very exciting to announce this years Sports Day winning team- THE YELLOW TEAM!
It was also lovely to see so many parents willing to take part in some parents races. The children thoroughly enjoyed watching you all and the teachers enjoyed seeing how competitive it became!
A huge well done to all children and we are already looking forward to next years Sports Day!
After School Sports Clubs
Some children from year 1 and 2 have had a great start to the first half term enjoying after school clubs that have been on offer. We have had great uptake and they have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in either :
They have been developing their ability to move in different ways using a range of apparatus in Gymnastics, as well as developing their balancing and movement skills.
In Dodgeball they have been working on their spatial awareness and working as a team to get opposing players out. They have also developed their throwing and catching skills.
In Basketball the children have been working on their passing, dribbling and shooting skills. They have had great fun working in pairs and in teams to complete different challenges.
Next half term the children will have the opportunity to take part in:
Please keep an eye out for emails with details of signing up to these clubs to ensure your child is able to get a space.