Physical Education - National Curriculum
The new National Curriculum sets out it aims for Physical Education to ensure all pupils:
- develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities
- are physically active for sustained periods of time
- engage in competitive sports and activities
- lead healthy, active lives.
At Curdridge Primary School, every child takes part in at least 2 hours of high quality PE and Sport every week, with the opportunity to extend this through an extensive range of sports clubs.
Sports clubs at Curdridge Primary School
We offer a wide range of before and after school sports clubs for our children to join and some of our clubs have links with community clubs in the area who help us with coaching expertise. Some of our clubs run throughout the year whilst others offer a termly course.
Matches in football, netball, cross country, cricket and rounders are played against other schools in the area and we also travel across the county when we enter county tournaments. We host the district rounders event every year and attend the district netball and football rallies at local pyramid schools.
The children at CPS take part in swimming in class 3 (Year 3 and 4). The National Curriculum states that pupils should be taught to:
- swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres
- use a range of strokes effectively
- perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.
The swimming lessons are planned from the ASA Schemes of Work and continuous assessment is carried out throughout the unit of work. Children who can swim competently and have a good level of water safety gain a CPS Swimming certificate.
Below is the curriculum overviews for PE for cycle A and B.