A high quality physical education curriculum inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.
Our ethos at Brill School is to develop the whole child in PE. We aim for our children to leave our school enjoying and understanding the benefits of health and fitness while participating in sport and competition.
We promote, through curriculum time and extra-curricular activities, a holistic approach to Physical Education. Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 focus upon fundamental, transferable skills. Lower Key Stage 2 focus upon developing fundamental and game specific skills based within modified game situations while Upper Key Stage 2 focus upon developing tactical awareness, outwitting opponents, game play, coaching and leadership.
Brill School has a wide and varied PE curriculum, the children cover invasion games, striking and fielding games, net and wall games, gym, athletics and dance with the addition of swimming in the summer term. Having a heated outdoor swimming pool on site means that all children from Reception up to year 6 get the chance to swim and improve their skills during the summer term.
We promote the School Games, and within school we provide opportunities for sports competition with our termly Intra-School House competition. All students have a chance to access friendly competition across a wide range of activities.
"Just play, have fun, enjoy the game."
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, Basketball, 6x NBA champion, Olympic Gold medalist
"I've failed over and over again in my life, that's why I succeed."
Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls, Basketball 6x NBA champion, Olympic Gold medalist
Additionally, we are members of several inter-school networks which enable us to access a great deal of friendly competition: we are members of the Buckingham School Sports Partnership, the Waddesdon family of schools and the Thame Partnership. As a result of these links we participate in many inter-school fixtures, competitions and festivals.
After school, we offer a number of clubs which cater for all the age ranges of children within the School. Information about our clubs can be seen here.
Last academic year (2020/21) the government allocated a Primary PE and Sports Premium to spend on PE and sport to ensure that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles. The amount for the academic year was £17,940. We used our allocation to renew and increase sports equipment, increase the amount of after school clubs provided, increase the amount of sports festivals and competitions entered and to train our staff to increase their skill base when teaching PE and sport. Please click here to see the document that demonstrates the impact of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
The impact of this decision is that Brill School pupils are able to compete in a wider variety of fixtures, competitions and festivals than ever before and links and pathways into local sports clubs have been strengthened giving greater capacity to improve further the quality of PE teaching and sports coaching at our school.
"The difference between impossible and possible lies with determination."
Usain Bolt, Jamaican sprinter, 100m and 200m Olympic Champion, World Record holder.
Welcome to the Brill PE and Sports Blog
A very wet and windy cricket club on Wednesday afternoon! It was a wild session, filled with great batting, excellent fielding and diving catches. And as the famous cricket proverb reads “catches win matches!”
The Year 4’s and 2’s embarked on a tiring and long journey 11 minutes down the road to Chearsley Cricket Club where they took part in a cricket festival. The station format allowed them to work on new skills both with ball and bat, and develop their pre-existing skills. A great day all round and hopefully it opened a few doorways into the world of cricket for the children.
A second tournament for the Y5/6 girl footballers, and not only a second tournament but a second win! We travelled to Stoke Mandeville to take part in a competition between 6 school where we battled hard, and managed to win the overall competition. The girls took more than a medal home, they showed incredible determination and perseverance. They had to come back from a loss, a few big challenges and managed to do it all with smiles on their faces! A very proud Mr D!
One of our favourite competitions is the football tournaments run by Mr Surman from Tetsworth! We have competed in them for the past few years, and they allow the children to play lots of football, meet other children who enjoy the same sport and it provides many a moment of celebration!
The Year 5/6 girls managed to win the competition without conceding a single goal!
The Year 5/6 boys team maned to also come away with the trophy for their tournament!
We have the 3/4 tournament on the horizon.
Can we compete the treble?
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Our Yr 5/6 football team are playing a match against Waddesdon Primary School. Brill are currently winning 3-0 and we will update with a final score soon.
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On Tuesday we played a home match against Oakley.
Despite the bitter cold, the girls pulled out all the stops for another 4:0 win!
The first goal was scored by Rebecca, Lara made two goals and Grace also scored us a goal.
Their teamwork and sportsmanship is outstanding! A real credit to Brill!
A huge 'Thank You' to our ref, Mr Chisholm and our parents for helping with goals and equipment.
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Miss Butler and Mr Dickson are beside themselves with pride right now! Regardless of the score, what was seen on the pitch was a special moment.
The sportsmanship, collaboration and joy from these players was outstanding!
Brill vs Oakley was a game of determination from both teams.
Brill came away with a healthy 8-1 win.
A huge well done to all of the players, as 8 goals were achieved through your fantastic hard work this afternoon!
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Today we played a friendly 'away' match against Long Crendon.
From the beginning to end all we saw from these children was effort, teamwork, sportsmanship and compassion.
This was our first match this year and they were a huge credit to Brill!
A huge congratulations to them for their impressive skills.
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What a great time we had the FUNdamental skills festival held at Buckingham Primary School.
The children took part in lots of different stationed activities practising agility, balance and coordination.
They even got a game of 'dodgeball' to finish!
Well done to all the 'Brill' children who got involved and represented our school beautifully with big smiles all around!
Buckingham School Sports Partnership
We are part of a sports partnership that offers us a wide range of competitive sport opportunities for all children.
We are entering more sports festivals and competitions than ever, giving children opportunities to compete in a wide and varied range of sporting competitions. There are different levels of competition within the partnership that we enter, allowing opportunity for all pupils to be selected for something that suits them.
Below is a flow diagram of the schools competitive sport pathways
Extra Curricular Clubs
Our extra-curricular programme offers a vast range of sports and opportunities across all year groups.
Many of our extra-curricular sports clubs are held in the build up to a festival of that sport. The festivals are a brilliant way to expose children to playing competitive sport, while giving them the opportunity to represent our school and build confidence as part of a team. We enter into many different sports festivals throughout the school year across all key stages and our after school clubs help us to build the required skills and help the teams prepare to compete.
Reading and Rugby Project
At Brill, one of our aims is to link with outside club providers within our community to ensure that our children engage in sport and develop their love for it beyond school.
We have made links with our local rugby club, Chinnor for a 'getting girls in rugby' project. This has had a significant affect on the improvement of our girls reading, but also their enjoyment and engagement in a sport that they may not have necessarily chosen to try themselves before.