At COPA we employ as specialist teacher to deliver PE lessons across alongside the class teachers. Through this, we ensure that class teachers are supported in delivering these specialised areas of the curriculum which are outside of their main areas of expertise. In addition, Mr. Barnard will be developing Academy Sports Teams during this academic year and will be working alongside other local academies to host ‘friendly’ sports competitions at the Academy, as well as delivering extra curricular sports clubs and multi-sports sessions during the school holidays.
Physical Education and School Sport Statement – September 2021
At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, we believe that Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity should be experienced in a safe and supportive environment. We believe this to be a unique and vital contributor to a pupil’s physical development and well-being.
Our P.E. policy establishes common codes of practice for staff and pupils and common administrative procedures. It also ensures that statutory and local requirements are followed and other national guidelines, such as codes of practice are considered.
Our aim of establishing and applying safe-practice standards in P.E. are to:
- Enable pupils to participate in P.E. that provides appropriate challenge with acceptable risk
- Promote pupils learning about risk management, and their responsibility in this, in order for them to participate independently in physical activity in later life
- Ensure clear management responsibilities and organisation provide for safe systems of work
- Identify and provide for any professional learning needs the staff are likely to encounter in their work
- Fulfil the provision of a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum for physical education through:
- An environment that is safe for activity
- Adequately supervised activities
- The use of regular and approved practice
- Progressive stages of learning and challenge
- Building a system of advice and the practice of warning
- The use of equipment for the purpose for which it was intended
- Providing basic care in the event of an accident
- The use of forethought and sound preparation
- Involving pupils in the process of risk management
National Curriculum aims for Physical Education underpin the planning of all P.E. lessons at Cherry Orchard. Within each key stage group our P.E. curriculum is varied in its aims and outcomes we have our core values
COPA Core Curricular Aims
- To develop physical competence to excel in a wide range or physical activities, including competitive sports.
- To develop an increasing ability to select, link and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas.
- To improve observation skills and the ability to describe and make simple judgements on their own and others work, and to use their observations and judgements to improve performance.
- For pupils to be active for sustained periods of time and to develop an understanding of the positive effects of exercise on the body.
- To develop the ability to work independently and respond appropriately and sympathetically to others.
- To promote an understanding of safe practice and develop a sense of responsibility towards their own and others’ safety and well-being.
IB Primary Years Programme(PYP) Personal, Social and Physical Education (PSP)
The aim of all IB programmes is to develop internationally minded people who, recognising their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world. As IB learners we strive to be Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced and Reflective. We encourage these traits within our curriculum through:
- Individual pursuits: The development of basic motor skills and the body’s capacity for movement through locomotor and manipulative skills and/or experiences; the techniques, rules and purpose of a range of athletic activities (for example, track and field, swimming, skating, skiing); recognising a high level of achievement and how to improve a performance.
- Movement composition: Recognising that movements can be linked together and refined to create a sequence of aesthetic movements. Movements can be in response to stimuli or performance elements and/or criteria and can communicate feelings, emotions and ideas (for example, gymnastics, dance*, martial arts).
- Games: Recognising the challenges presented by games; the importance of manipulating space; the categorising of games; identifying and developing appropriate skills and strategies; recognising the importance of rules and how they define the nature of a game; modifying existing games and creating new games; teamwork.
- Adventure challenges: A variety of tasks requiring the use of physical and critical-thinking skills by individuals and/or groups; challenges that require groups to work together collaboratively in order to solve problems and accomplish a common goal; recognizing the role of the individual in group problem solving.
- Health-related fitness: Recognising and appreciating the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle; the body’s response to exercise including the interaction of body systems and the development of physical activity.
At Cherry Orchard Primary Academy, our P.E. curriculum provides a broad base of movement knowledge, skills placing pupils in co-operative, collaborative and competitive situations which aim to cater for the preferences, strengths and needs of every pupil. We will develop their creative and expressive abilities and provide situations where pupils work independently, in pairs and in groups. They will be encouraged to appreciate the importance of having a healthy body and begin to understand the factors that affect the health and well-being.
The curriculum embraces the Statutory Orders of the National Curriculum 2014 and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Guidance. It is inclusive and every pupil has equal access irrespective of their age, gender, cultural or ethnic background. Whilst retaining its unique contribution to a pupil’s movement education, P.E. has considerable potential to contribute to wider areas of learning and it is considered important that it is integrated into the whole school planning to develop pupils’ literacy, numeracy, science, PSHE and ICT skills, knowledge and understanding.
All classes have at least one hour of P.E. per week.
We understand the importance of the subject contributing to all aspects of health. In the event of weather conditions making it unsuitable to complete the activity planned, alternative arrangements are made. These include class based activities around the activity (e.g. evaluating and improving work based on watching video clips from previous weeks learning) or rescheduling the activity for another day. If the indoor space is available, the activity is taught inside with modification or adaptation still allowing the learning intentions to be achieved.
Within Nursery and Reception, Early Years Foundation Stage Cherry Orchard P.E. follows guidelines set out by the national curriculum within our P.E. programme. We encourage Personal, social and emotional development within our curriculum this as the national curriculum states, helps children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities. We do this through play and exploring ensuring the children investigate and experience different games and activities. Our P.E. programme focuses on the development of fundamental movement skills and physical development. We do this by using games and activities that develop coordination and control. Upon completion of the EYFS within Cherry Orchard students should be able to demonstrate good control and coordination in large and small movements. They should move confidently in a range of ways, being able to safely negotiate space.
Within KS1 Cherry Orchard P.E. we follow the National Curriculum for Physical education we also incorporate the PYP from the International baccalaureate within our Physical Education. We do this by covering a variety of different aspects of physical education, exploring these aspects through a multitude of different sports and games. During KS1 our students look to develop and improve their fundamental movement skills which they learnt in the EYFS years. Within P.E. we have short term, medium term and long term aims for the school year. Our short term outcome is to master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching. As well as developing balance, agility and coordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities. Our medium term plan is to give opportunities to extend their agility, balance and coordination, individually and with others. We make sure the children appreciate the International baccalaureate aim of understanding the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle; the body’s response to exercise including the interaction of body systems and the development of physical activity. Finally our long term plan is to engage in competition (both against self and against others) and co-operative physical activities in a range of increasingly challenging situations.
Within KS2 Cherry Orchard P.E. we follow the National Curriculum for Physical Education we also incorporate the PYP from the International baccalaureate within our Physical Education. We continue to discover different aspects of physical education, exploring these aspects through a multitude of different sports and games. During KS2 our students look to develop more complex movements, they do this with the solid foundations of their fundamental movement skills which they learnt in the EYFS and KS1 years. Within P.E. like in KS1 we have short term, medium term and long term aims for the school year in KS2. Our short term outcome is to develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. Our medium term plan is to Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance through a variety of games and activities. We use the International baccalaureate aims for games which states we recognise the challenges presented by games; the importance of manipulating space; the categorising of games; identifying and developing appropriate skills and strategies; recognising the importance of rules and how they define the nature of a game; modifying existing games and creating new games; teamwork. Finally our long term plan is to Develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
Clothing and Footwear
All children should wear a clearly named P.E. kit at school every day. Our P.E. kit consists of:
- Shorts, leggings and/or tracksuit bottoms (Green/Black ONLY)
- Black trainers or plimsolls (that fit properly and are different to shoes worn in school)
- A house colour t-shirt (Ebbsfleet: Green, St Pancras: Light Blue, Stratford: Red and Ashford: Purple)