At Chadsmead, we believe that by delivering a high-quality Physical Education curriculum, we equip our pupils with the skills to enable them to:
- be self-confident, so they can fully express themselves;
- have a strong sense of teamwork and fair play, that builds a kindness within them;
- have the mental resilience to overcome difficulties;
- have the self-belief to challenge themselves and
- be able to make informed choices about their own health and fitness.
With these attributes, our pupils will leave us happier, healthier and more resilient.
Our pupils will achieve the above by participating in a variety of PE lessons, whose objectives correspond with the National Curriculum for PE, to develop their physical skilfulness (co-ordination, balance & agility) and their decision making (tactics/strategies, composition/choreography & exercising/healthy living).
Both physical skilfulness and decision making are taught through a variety of sports including: gymnastics, dance, athletics, games (invasion, net/wall and target) and orienteering. These provide other learning/attainment opportunities required by the National Curriculum, such as: competition (both against themselves and others), collaboration and evaluation (of their own and others’ performance). During KS2 pupils attend swimming lessons where they are taught to swim using a variety of strokes and how to be safe around water.
As they progress through our curriculum these skills are deepened, extended and made more challenging; improving their physical condition, health and wellbeing (strength, stamina & suppleness) and their attitudes/dispositions (I can, I want to, I will) making them physically competent, confident and diligent.
Each PE lesson starts with a warm-up and includes regular reference to the objectives, sport specific skills and key vocabulary being taught in that lesson. Our PE Curriculum is high quality, well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression. If children are keeping up with the curriculum, they are deemed to be making good or better progress. In addition, we measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:
- A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes
- Pupil discussions about their learning
- Visits to lessons and dialogue with teaching staff
- Liaising with sports coaches
We also provide the opportunity for pupils to engage in afterschool clubs and take part in competitive games. Active play, during breaks and lunchtimes, is encouraged with the provision of PE play equipment for each class.