For a small village school Chilton Foliat Primary School can boast excellent sports facilities – outside a hard court marked out small sided team games and a field for football and a marked out athletics track. Inside – a hall equipped for both gymnastics and dance activities.
We utilise our facilities to deliver a broad and balanced PE curriculum, with the children receiving two hours of physical activity every week.
By the end of Key Stage 2 all pupils will have taken part in gymnastics, dance, athletics, swimming, football, hockey, netball, tag rugby, tennis, cricket, rounders and orienteering. In addition we make full use of our school grounds to incorporate outdoor learning throughout the curriculum and further enhance our provision with residential visits for Years 3 to 6.
All our pupils are encouraged to attend extra curricular sports activities, which are delivered by school staff and sports companies. The programme varies from term to term but may include: netball, football, tag rugby, dance, gymnastics, dance, cricket and tennis.
We offer all our pupils opportunities to take part in inter-school sports against our cluster primary schools.
Our children always represent us magnificently, playing with both skill and sportsmanship.
Over the last two weeks our year 5/6 children have taken part in three cluster sporting festivals; netball, rugby and hockey. It is fantastic to see how well the children have committed themselves to team work, played fairly and respectfully and represented the school impeccably.
At the netball festival on Tuesday 7th February, the team were organised and determined and played hard. Equally they were undeterred, even in the face of some stiff competition. For their efforts they were awarded the Spirit of the Games Award. This recognises the high level of the 6 School Games Values demonstrated by our children and which were noted by all other schools taking part. Thank you to our parents, Mrs Warren, Mrs King and Mrs Webb for helping out with the transport. Mrs Turner.
On Friday 7th February, some of our Year 5/6 children went along to Kennet Valley to take part in a fun and friendly rugby festival. It was lovely to see how well the children were both playing together as well as showing their individual skills. Harry and Tom were skilful and accurate in their passing of the ball while Cameron and Melody were not afraid to put a tackle in! We persevered throughout the day and thanks to Oliver’s super speedy legs, we were able to score lots of tries! William and Layla were excellent at finding space, receiving the ball and then touching over the try line. Thank you very much to Mr Bond who came to watch and help the team, your support was very much appreciated. Mr Hughes.
I had another wonderful morning on Tuesday 11th February watching our Year 5/6 children participate in a hockey festival in Marlborough. We played 3 matches, and despite the very cold and blustery conditions, the children persevered excellently and performed very well. We played superbly in all three where we won our first one and were very unlucky not to draw our third. There were some excellent goals scored by Tom and William and some great passes by Belle, Samuel and Archie. Iris, Fintan and Harry also performed admirably in defence where they battled well by putting in some very tough tackles! Thank you to Libby and Ewan for bravely pressuring the opposition and forcing them into lots of mistakes. We had a fantastic, if very cold, time but we are also very grateful to Mrs King for coming with us to support the children. Mr Hughes.