Curriculum Statement - Physical Education – Chatsworth Primary School
At Chatsworth Primary School we shape our PE curriculum ensuring it is fully inclusive to every child.
Our vision is:
- All children to succeed in PE and achieve high standards
- Inspire children to develop a life-long love of PE
- Develop an inclusive PE ethos within the school and community
We aim to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for PE by providing a high-quality, balanced and differentiated physical education curriculum, inspiring all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. Our intention is to provide experiences and cater for the needs of all children and families from various cultures, faiths and backgrounds; develop numerous skills and knowledge; providing the opportunity to use their physical skills across different settings at school and outside of school.
At Chatsworth we aim for a high quality PE curriculum which should inspire pupils, develop essential social skills and generate a fascination about sport and exercise. Each pupil will have the opportunity to develop vital social skills such as taking turns and working as a team. Pupils’ will also gain an understanding of the importance of healthy eating and fitness.
We want children to develop a love of PE whilst evolving knowledge and skills, not just at school, but also through tournaments, sporting events and also through a vast variety of clubs provided here at Chatsworth.
The content that the pupils are taught will then allow them to develop their skills outside of the school practice, later in KS3 & 4 and also in adult life.
In ensuring high standards of teaching and learning in PE, we implement a curriculum that is progressive throughout the whole school.
At Chatsworth we use two specific schemes of work:
Real PE and Get set 4 PE.
Real PE is a unique, child centred approach that transforms how we teach PE to include, challenge and support every child. It gives EVERY child the physical literacy, emotional and thinking skills to achieve in PE, Sport and life. It is fully aligned to the National Curriculum and the requirements of Ofsted. It focuses on the progress of agility, balance and coordination, healthy competition and cooperative learning through a unique teaching approach.
Get set 4 PE focuses on a variety of different ‘sports’ and has also been written with careful consideration of the aims of the National Curriculum, ensuring children are given a wealth of opportunities to develop their physical movement skills as well as achieving whole child objectives. Each lesson is designed to inspire and engage each pupil whilst also providing differentiated tasks to appropriately challenge each pupil.
Each year group has an afternoon of PE every week. Each afternoon is broken down into three lessons: 1 Real PE and two specific sports which are alternated every half term. Each lesson is taught by our PE Specialists: Mr Marshall, Mr Pirbhai and Mr Goodison.
At the end of every unit, (Year 4 and above) each pupil takes part in a tournament where they have the opportunity to apply the skills they have been taught that term. This provides the pupils an opportunity to represent their side, work as a team and also the opportunity to take part in a competitive environment. We believe healthy competition inspires the children to do their best- striving to do more than is required. These skills prepare the children for various future situations and opportunities.
The impact and measure of our curriculum is to ensure that ALL children at Chatsworth Primary school are fully equipped with a vast variety of skills and knowledge allowing them to be fully prepared for the Key Stage 3 & 4 curriculum and also for adult life.
Furthermore, we asses and measure the impact of our curriculum through our assessment table. EYFS assessments are formed using the physical learning goal and recorded for each pupil using the symbols for working towards, at or beyond. For KS1 and KS2 the same programme is used and assessment criteria is generated for each activity. Comments are then generated using the assessment symbols on a class assessment table.
Our Physical Education Curriculum is great quality and thoroughly planned to exhibit progression. By the time each pupil has finished school, we want them to have developed a love and thirst for learning about PE whilst encouraging them to participate in new experiences inside and outside of school, now and in the future.