Help your school children raise their physical activity and PE levels.

NEW – the funetics curriculum licence

Our new condensed licence focuses on the 'curriculum' only funetics activities.

Created by England Athletics and exclusive to primary schools, the new funetics curriculum licence is an easy-to-teach physical activity programme aligned with the national PE curriculum (Key Stages 1 & 2). funetics enables your teaching team to deliver fundamental movement skills – running, jumping and throwing.

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funetics can offer your school a number of routes to access

funetics is pleased to announce that your school can now purchase a licence directly from England Athletics or via one of our licenced operators.

And in addition, while access to any external provision is limited; funetics and EnglandAthletics 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 in these challenging times.

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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

• funetics is easy to use and can be delivered inside or outside, with social distancing

• 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 that has a funetics programme delivered, 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!

• 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

Potential ways to fund your funetics licence include:

  • Government Recovery Programme (Schools)
  • Government Recovery Programme (Yr 6 Transition ) – Holiday 
  • Schemes
  • Premium
  • PE & Sport Premium
  • Teacher CPD
  • Equipment Budget
  • Your school could also apply to alternative funding providers:   
  • Charities, Local Authorities and Magic Breakfast or The Greggs 
  • Foundation for school breakfast clubs..
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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. 

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.

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.