We want our pupils to:
- Respect themselves, respect others, respect all property, and respect their community and the World around them.
- Have a positive attitude that encourages self-belief and confidence
- Achieve high standards in all areas of the curriculum.
- Respond to challenges and seize new experiences whole–heartedly.
- Take an active lead in their own learning and development throughout their life.
- Develop the spirit of enquiry leading to life-long learning.
OUR VISION FOR THIS SUBJECT
“Our vision at Cheswick Green is for all children at to experience excellent physical education, school sport and physical activity that will lead to life-long participation”
PHYSICAL EDUCATION - CURRICULUM INTENT
Cheswick Green Primary School hopes to encourage all children to develop positive attitudes towards PE and school sport, improve health and well-being, cater for all abilities, allow every child to fulfil their potential, encourage lifelong participation, and provide competitive activities. We aim:
- To engage all pupils in regular physical activity in line with the recommendations from Youth Sport Trust and government guidelines, striving for our children to be active for 30 minutes a day in addition to their two timetabled PE lessons.
- To increase participation in competitive sport through our membership to South Solihull School Partnership.
- To provide opportunities for children to participate in a broad range of physical activities, providing variety and an introduction to as many sports and activities as possible.
- To develop children’s physical skills, enabling lifelong participation in physical activity through Get Set 4 PE.
- “To develop their physical skills as well as developing the whole child.”
- To encourage all children to achieve their personal best.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION - CURRICULUM IMPLEMENTATION
Cheswick Green Primary uses the Get Set 4 PE approach to teaching PE. This focuses on “progressive activities that are designed to inspire and engage pupils, allowing them to explore and develop skills and embed knowledge”. Teachers use interactive resources to support their teaching.
Cheswick Green has a curriculum map (see below) which sets out when Get Set 4 PE units are covered. Sports are taught during their season so that they can directly link to competitive opportunities.
The language of ‘personal best’ is used so that all children can achieve in a lesson no matter what level of physical skills that they have.
Organisation: PE is taught through two lessons a week. These consist of a variety of different units from Get Set 4 PE. The Team Sport units are timetabled to allow the children to compete in South Solihull Partnership events with the optimum amount of preparation.
School Sports Premium: The School Sports Premium is used to improve the provision of PE at Cheswick Green through time given to both the PE Coordinator and Sports Teaching and Learning Teaching Assistant to help lead and develop the subject. This includes supporting the Sports Council, running lunchtimes clubs and encouraging staff CPD. The funding also pays for our annual Get Set 4 PE subscription and South Solihull School Partnership membership.
Extra-curricular: Cheswick Green Primary School provides a wide range of after school and lunchtime clubs. These provide opportunities for the children to participate in a range of activities and develop their skills further. The lunchtime and Netball clubs are free of charge.
Competition: All KS2 children have the opportunity to take part in competitive sport through our Intra-Sports events which run termly. As a school, we subscribe to the South Solihull School Partnership, which provides many additional opportunities for all our children. We take part in numerous competitions, leagues and festivals against other schools via this partnership (known as level 2 competitions).
Pupil Voice: The Sports Council assists in shaping PE through termly meetings. They have all received playground leader training and put this into practise across the school during lunchtimes. They also support the organisation of Intra-Sport competitions and our School Games Day.
Assessment: Teachers use their professional judgement to observe children both during individual lessons and over a unit. They assess every child at the end of each unit, recording whether a child worked towards, within, or beyond the criteria for that unit.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION - CURRICULUM IMPACT
- Pupils will enjoy being active and keen to take part in lessons.
- The profile and expectations of PE and school sport will continue to be high.
- Teams will continue to perform well at Level 2 events.
- Pupils will be eager to represent the school at events and competition for team places will remain high.
- Pupils physical skills will continue to improve with more confident pupils overall.
- After school and lunchtime clubs will remain popular, meaning children are keen to continue refining skills and have developed an enjoyment for being active.
- Cheswick Green Primary School will maintain the School Games Mark of Gold for its commitment to PE and school sport.
- Cheswick Green Primary School will continue to make good use of the School Sports Premium and use it to raise the profile and provision of PE.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
We will ensure that all pupils have equal access to the full range of educational opportunities provided by the school.
INCLUSION IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
We aim to include all children in Physical Education and adapt our lessons according to different physical needs. This may include use of rest breaks and shortened or adapted tasks. There are examples of these adapted skills in the Real PE scheme of work that we currently use.