Help your school children raise their physical activity and PE levels.
funetics is pleased to announce that your school can now purchase a licence directly from England Athletics or via one of our licensed operators.
funetics and England Athletics can also help your teachers deliver our all important fundamental movement skills in house via our 'Run, Jump and Throw' teacher training courses.
Your children deserve to be active, learning and having fun and your teachers deserve to be supported.
NEW – the funetics curriculum licence expanded
In line with the new Opening Access to School facilities initiative launched in March 2023, your school can acquire an extended curriculum licence to offer after-school, weekends, and holiday camp sessions in addition to curricular activities.
Created by England Athletics and exclusive to primary schools, the funetics curriculum licence is an easy-to-teach physical activity programme aligned with the national PE curriculum (Key Stages 1 & 2). funetics enables teachers and their support staff to deliver fundamental movement skills – running, jumping and throwing.
Funding for PE made easier with the funetics funding toolkit
This ‘funding toolkit’ has been created to help schools to understand:
- Sources of funding
- How to go about securing funding
- Why funding for primary school ‘fundamental movement skills’ is important
- How the funetics programme can help schools,children and young people
Learning the fundamental movement skills of running, throwing and jumping
Developed for all primary school children aged 4-11 years, funetics reflects the requirements of the National Curriculum Key Stage 1 and 2 and is therefore designed to inspire all young pupils to succeed in fundamental movement skills and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities.
England Athletics’ vision is for every primary school aged child in the country to be able to access funetics sessions.
Skills-based competency framework
The framework acts as a delivery syllabus and assessment tool which allows funetics coaches to provide the most appropriate child-centred sessions based on a child’s stage of progression.
Each child’s performance can be easily monitored by both teachers and parents who will have access to the funetics app which helps track the progress a child is making through all funetics stages with each stage further advancing their running, jumping and throwing skills.
Reasons to include funetics in your school's PE:
• funetics is ready for you to use now or anytime in the future
• It's accessible to all primary school teachers who deliver sport, or physical activity with built-in training and mentoring support
• It can be delivered in a variety of ways at your school: curricular, extra curricular, weekends and school holidays are now all included
• funetics is easy to use and can be delivered all year round in both indoor and outdoor settings
• All the activities are trackable by your school and parents too
• It is rich in content and PE resources
• It supports your own school outcomes and is in line with the National PE Curriculum
• Sessions can form the basis of your PE lessons and curricular physical activity, and also be delivered as part of breakfast and after school activity sessions
• For every primary school delivering funetics, a teacher will be able to access a funetics coaching course similar to a PE teacher course for free within the school licence
• As well as physical learning it's about ‘developing the whole child’ through soft skills
• Created by England Athletics - you can be confident in its competency
• It's backed by the world's fastest man Usain Bolt and UK superstar Katarina Johnson-Thompson!
It's aligned to Sportshall Athletics, The Daily Mile, and the School Games initiative
• funetics is fun!
When can your school access funetics?
Every child enrolled in a funetics programme will move through all funetics stages with each stage further advancing their running, jumping and throwing skills.
Sessions are available all year round in half term and term blocks, and include:
- Breakfast clubs
- Curriculum sessions
- After-school session
Your school could also access funetics at certain times via:
- Holiday camps via the Government Recovery Programme Year 6 Transition – Holiday Camps
- funetics Sports Day
- Sportshall Athletics
- School Games Initiative
Potential ways to fund your funetics licence include:
- Government Recovery Programme (Schools)
- Government Recovery Programme (Yr 6 Transition ) – Holiday
- Pupil Premium
- PE & Sport Premium
- Opening Access to School facilities fund (managed by your Active Partnership)
- Teacher CPD
- Equipment Budget
- Your school could also apply to alternative funding providers:
- Charities, Local Authorities and major sponsors providing national support to Breakfast Clubs
- Foundation for school breakfast clubs.
- Healthy Activity Fun (HAF)
funetics can support other programmes
One last thought... If your school is already involved in national physical activity programs such as parkrun and the Daily Mile; adding funetics could help your children and teachers benefit from and better enjoy their experiences.
funetics is the skill element underpinning Sportshall Athletics and School Games use it to prepare your children for competition.
Why? Because the fundamental movement skills (run, jump and throw) can better help the children to learn, develop, engage and enjoy physical activity and their interactions with each other.
Learn more about Sportshall Athletics and School Games
Want to know more?
If you would like to find out more or book a funetics school athletics programme for your school, please email [email protected] and a member of the funetics support team will be in touch with you shortly.