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.
Curdridge Primary School believes that Physical Education (PE), experienced in a safe and supportive environment, is essential to ensure children attain optimum physical and emotional development and good health. We intend to deliver high-quality teaching and learning opportunities that inspire all children to succeed in physical education and in developing life skills. We want to teach children skills to keep them safe such as being able to swim. We also want to teach children how to cooperate and collaborate with others as part of an effective team, understanding fairness and equity of play to embed life-long values. Our curriculum aims to improve the well-being and fitness of all children at Curdridge, not only through the sporting skills taught, but through the underpinning values and disciplines PE promotes.
PE at Curdridge Primary School provides challenging and enjoyable learning through a range of sporting activities including; invasion games, net & wall games, strike and field games, gymnastics, dance, swimming and outdoor & adventure.
· The long term plan sets out the PE units which are to be taught throughout the year and ensures that the requirements of the National Curriculum are fully met.
· Pupils participate in two high quality PE lessons each week, covering two sporting disciplines every half term. In addition, children are encouraged to participate in the varied range of extracurricular activities. At lunchtime a Sports coach is in on a Monday and Tuesday with the aim to encourage children to be active.
· Children are invited to attend competitive sporting events within the local area. This is an inclusive approach which endeavours to encourage not only physical development but also mental well-being. These events also develop teamwork and leadership skills and are very much enjoyed by the children.
· Each year a small group of Year 6 children are invited to become Sports Leaders for the school. They develop into sporting role models for the younger children, assisting with lunch-time clubs, our annual Sports day and any other Sporting activities.
· Children in Year 3 swim once a week for 10 weeks during the Spring Term. We repeat the 10 week course later in school for any children that are still unable to swim.
· In KS2 children have Moki fitness bands to monitor their steps and physical activity throughout the school week. This is to monitor the children’s vigorous activity so they are hitting the government target.
Children complete the “Daily Mile”/fitness sessions every morning, to help meet the government target of all children being active for at least 60 minutes a day.
- Children enjoy playing a variety of different sports with an increased number of children joining extra-curricular clubs to develop their skills further
- A greater proportion of children will have developed competency within a variety of sports allowing them to be picked for inter-school competitions
- Children use sport as a way of maintaining their physical and mental well-being
- Children increase their physical activity
- In KS2 steps and vigorous activity are monitored using Moki bands
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.