EYFS & Key Stage 1:
Children in reception, year 1 and year 2 are taught the fundamental concepts and basic principles of Physical Education across a variety of different sports. All the children have three lessons a week with both Miss Saunders and Mr Wilkinson. In the Autumn term children are taught football, netball and dance. In the Spring term hockey, rugby and gymnastics. In the Summer term athletics, rounders and cricket. In addition to this the children receive a term of swimming lessons at the local Kensington Leisure Centre. All the children have the opportunity to perform in either a gymnastics or dance show once a year as well as take part in our Sports Day at the end of the Summer term.
Key stage 2 & 3:
Children in year 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 receive two lessons a week by either Miss Saunders or Mr Wilkinson. They are taught in a co-ed environment with one lesson focusing on an individual/artistic sport such as dance, gymnastics or athletics. Every Friday they have a games lesson where they are taught football, hockey, netball, rugby, rounders and cricket. Children also receive structured swimming lessons for half the year.
Outside of curriculum hours we work hard as a department to develop our teams, who then go on to represent the school, with training in the early hours of the morning and multiple fixtures every term. The children thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to compete and we aim to instil the importance of gamesmanship and sportsmanship from an early age. We also offer the below additional opportunities:
- KS2 production of the Lion King in June 2018 directed by Miss Norman
- Interhouse netball, rugby, football, cross-country, swimming and hockey
- Autumn term dance shows
- Spring term gymnastics shows
- Main School & Nursery Sports Days
- Brownlee Brothers Triathlon
- Move It Dance Festival
- Trips to various sporting grounds e.g. Lord’s Cricket
- Year 6 Rowing Team
- School Ski Trip – Austria February 2018
- Hockey and Rugby Tour – Barcelona April 2019
Miss Saunders discovered rowing at university and has since been a part of successful teams, going on to win henley royal regatta, become british champion in 2015 and become part of the england squad in 2016. these POSITIVE experiences motivated her to START the chepstow house rowing club which gives children the chance to learn on the thames. she brings energy, fun and a competitive spirit to the pe department.
Mr Wilkinson’s main sporting background is within team sports such as football and rugby. he played football for Manchester City, Manchester United and Bury as well as playing county level Rugby as an inside centre for Lancashire. his favourite thing about sports at Chepstow is the amount of competitive opportunities the children get through weekly fixtures.
Mr collins first discovered his passion for teaching/coaching at the age of 16 when he coached children from 8-11 at his local cricket club. he has taught cricket for 8 years and continues to teach cricket at his local club in Surrey. he brings a sense of enthusiasm, fun and enjoyment to the sports team.