PE is taught across the school in all classes and therefore has a range of abilities throughout each lesson. Teachers use pre-prepared gymnastics, games and dance planning from the Val Sabin Scheme. Teachers are encouraged to add their own dance plans based on a current subject or theme they are exploring in other areas. Year 4 pupils attend blocked swimming lessons every day for two weeks during the first half term of each academic year at the Waltham Forest Feel Good Centre. During these sessions, qualified swimming coaches teach pupils the essential swimming skills and personal survival techniques. A specialist PE coach from the Interwood Sports Academy provides high quality P.E. lessons as part of the PPA provision for each year group. This specialist coach also helps teachers with the planning of high-quality lessons. We ensure pupils enjoy their work by providing interesting activities supported by high quality resources. The school has a wide range of resources that support both the teachers and the children before, during and after school.
Fundamental Great British Values
At Chapel End Junior Academy we understand clearly our responsibility in preparing children for their next stage of education and for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life, laying the foundations so that they can take their place successfully in modern British society. We promote a respect for and understanding of different faiths, cultures and lifestyles. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of each child is central to everything that we do as a
School and central to our vision of “Dream Believe Achieve”. This is evidenced through our teaching and learning, our inclusive environment and through the many opportunities provided for our children to understand democracy, law, liberty, mutual respect and tolerance.
Our curriculum is carefully planned to engage and excite all our learners. Our long-term and medium-term plans map out the themes covered each term for key stage 2. These plans define what we will teach and ensure an appropriate balance and distribution of work across each term and year.
Teachers monitor progress and adjust their teaching accordingly by referring to the curriculum. Teachers use professional judgement to adjust their planning from week to week. Other than this, teachers should be aware of any physical limitations certain children may have and differentiate their planning accordingly.
- Observing children work has shown their enthusiasm and eagerness for the subject. The wide variety of sports available means that all children can find something that they enjoy and can succeed at. Lesson observations have shown that pupils across the school are capable of communicating the skills they have been taught, their feeling about the subject as well as organising equipment and structuring their learning. They talk freely about their work and how it can be improved.
- Observations have shown that our specialist coach asks scientific questions to build cross curricular links and deliver high quality lessons which both challenge and educate all pupils.
- It has also been noted through monitoring that the children’s willingness to become involved and work cohesively is something to be admired.
- Children from Years 3 – 6 take part in before school and after school sports clubs. These include basketball, gymnastics, football, dance and multi-sports
- Children from Years 3-6 have competed in a wide range of sporting competitions across the borough. These sports include Football, Rugby, Basketball, Netball, Gymnastics, Athletics, Hockey, and Cross Country.
- Four pupils represented the London Borough of Waltham Forest in the London School Games.
- Raising over £500 in our Sport Relief campaign.
Targets for 2018-19
The priorities for further development are:
- To increase the general fitness of pupils.
- To introduce the daily mile initiative
- To assess the way teachers are assessing children in P.E and ensuring its accuracy.