Physical Education and School Sport
Our curriculum focuses on a range of core sports and physical activity in order to develop the fitness, agility and coordination of our pupils. We employ specialist sports coaches as well as developing strong links with other local organisations such as Huntingdon Gymnastics Club, Cambridge United Football Club, local cricket clubs, etc.
Children in Y4 have the chance to learn to swim throughout the year with Y5/6 children also having the opportunity to do so if they need more support or confidence building.
Every year, we participate in team events and competitions with and against other local schools. Our children's success is a testiment to their developing talents but most importantly their teamwork and sportsmanship.
Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)
Broad themes of learning (Personal, Social and Health issues, Relationships and Economic understanding) are explicitly taught through regular timetabled lessons including weekly opportunities to talk and explore concepts e.g. circle time. Regular assemblies provide further opportunities to develop and participate in a broader experience of Personal Development and foster belonging.
Whole school and year group events including visits out and visitors in e.g. Life Education Centre, #BeKind weeks, etc. provide opportunities to focus more acutely on key concepts or issues. Transition programmes and strong links with our local secondary schools, pre-school settings and other local primaries enable all children to complete and begin phases of their school journey positively.
Our children also have access to a range of additional specialist services e.g. YOUnited (previously CHUMS & CAMHS), Centre 33 (Young Carers) and the Acorn Project to further support pupils’ learning, mental health and well-being.
In September 2020, the DfE introduced statutory requirements for Relationships Education and Health Education which are to be covered by the end of Primary School. At Thongsley Fields, we have followed a comprehensive programme for many years already.
Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is lifelong learning about ourselves. It includes learning about emotions, self-esteem, relationships, rights and responsibilities, sexual behaviour, sexuality and sexual health. We believe that a joined up approach to what can be highly sensitive issues is best for our children and must involve parents, school and where appropriate, our wider community in developing children's knowledge and understanding. RSE is an entitlement for all children.