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
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 has a strong passion for cricket. He played for Leicestershire CCC and represented ENglanD U15, U17 and U19S. He represented Northampton Town FC from the ages of 8-15 and is still an avid peterborough united fan. He enjoys playing and teaching all sports. He brings a sense of enthusiasm, fun and enjoyment to the sports team.
Miss Bantleman is a keen tennis player. She represented the Middlesex County as a junior and also captained the ladies first tennis team while studying for a degree in Sports and Exercise science, in which she achieved a first class honours. Chepstow offers great opportunities to participate in such a wide range of sports making it accessible, inclusive and fun for everyone.
Mr Best is experienced in a variety of different sports. He played football in the Gothia Cup, the world’s largest international youth football tournament, as well as in the Dana Cup. He also has a strong passion for tennis, having played at county level and captained his school team. He’s completed several large scale triathlon style endurance challenges and is a qualified fitness instructor. He’s a big advocate for good sportsmanship and brings a fun sense of humour to his role at Chepstow.